Marin County Public Health
has reported the first COVID-19 death of a county resident since mid-May. The resident had not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and died Wednesday, July 21, after being admitted to a hospital with respiratory symptoms.
The fatality was the 186th in Marin during the pandemic. All Marin County residents who have died from COVID-19 have been unvaccinated. No other identifying information will be released by Marin County Public Health.
“It’s especially hard to see people dying from COVID-19 when we know how preventable it is,” said Dr. Matt Willis, Marin County Public Health Officer. “This latest death has two lessons for us,” Willis said. “The first is how good the Delta variant is at finding unvaccinated people, and the second is that unvaccinated people lack protection against severe illness and death.”
Health officials urge people of all ages to get vaccinated, not just for their own health but for the health of those around them. The Marin County Public Health website GetVaccinatedMarin.org
includes a list of pop-up vaccination clinics at locations throughout the county. The Marin County Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 website
is updated regularly with the latest localized and statewide information about the virus.
Marin City Community Forum
Monday, July 26
5:30pm to 7:00pm
via Zoom or Facebook
You’re invited to a Virtual Community Forum. Public health representatives and community leaders are joining forces to address questions about COVID-19, vaccinations, and the current cluster of cases in Marin City. Featured speakers include:
- Dr. Elizabeth Talley: Clinical Associate Professor Pediatrics-Nephrology Stanford’s Children Health)
- Benita McLarin: Director, Marin County Health & Human Services
- Alena Maunder, RN MSN: Nurse Manager Zuckerburg San Francisco General Hospital
- Terena Mares: Deputy Superintendent Marin County Office of Education
- Joy H. Lewis, DO, PHD: Joy H. Lewis, DO, PHD: Professor of Internal Medicine & Public Health
- Dr. Curtis Robinson: Family & Preventative Medicine