State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts
SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. California’s positivity rate – a key indicator of community spread – is trending upward in the 14-day average. Hospitalization rates are also trending upward in the 14-day average. California has 248,235 confirmed cases to date. Numbers may not represent true day-over-day change as reporting of test results can be delayed, as reported below. There have been 4,448,176 tests conducted in California. As testing capacity continues to increase across the state, an increase in the number of positive cases has been expected – increasing the importance of positivity rates to find signs of community spread. There have been 6,263 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
This Independence Day, Your Actions May Save Lives
The California Department of Public Health Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Sonia Angell warns Californians not to gather with people outside of their immediate households this Fourth of July weekend to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. Learn more about how you can protect yourself, family members and loved ones this weekend.