State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19.

  • California has 1,286,557 confirmed cases to date. Numbers may not represent true day-over-day change as reporting of test results can be delayed.

  • There were 22,018 newly recorded confirmed cases Thursday. Numbers do not represent true day-over-day change as these results include cases from prior to yesterday.

  • The 7-day positivity rate is 8.5% and the 14-day positivity rate is 7.3%.

  • There have been 24,675,478 tests conducted in California. This represents an increase of 200,836 over the prior 24-hour reporting period.

  • As case numbers continue to rise in California, the total number of individuals who will have serious outcomes will also increase. There have been 19,582 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

Regional Stay Home Order

To preserve California’s health care system, the state announced a new Regional Stay Home Order yesterday that goes into effect if intensive care unit (ICU) capacity drops below 15% in any one of five regions across the state. Today’s data is for informational purposes only as the order does not take effect until December 5, 2020 at 12:59 p.m.


Current available ICU capacity by region:

  • Bay Area: 21.2%
  • Greater Sacramento Region: 21.4%
  • Northern California: 20.9%
  • San Joaquin Valley: 14.1%
  • Southern California: 13.1%