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.
- Numbers may not represent true day-over-day change as reporting of test results can be delayed, and the 7-day average more accurately describes trends in number of cases. The 7-day average number of new cases is 8,211 per day. The 7-day average from the week prior was 7,876. California has 329,162 confirmed cases to date.
- There have been 5,544,365 tests conducted in California. This represents an increase of 137,766 over the prior 24-hour reporting period. 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 7,040 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
- A total of 29 counties are required to close indoor operations for certain sectors based on today’s order to slow community transmission.