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 upwards in the 14-day average. California has 240,195 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 4,338,718 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 6,163 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic.