State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

Regional Stay at Home Order Goes Into Effect for the San Joaquin

and Southern California Regions Tonight at 11:59 p.m.

SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19, including data on intensive care unit (ICU) capacity across the state. Based on Saturday’s ICU data, two regions, San Joaquin Valley and Southern California, fell below 15% capacity. The Regional Stay Home Order will take effect in those two regions tonight at 11:59 p.m. and will remain in effect for at least three weeks. Regions will be eligible to exit from the order and return to the Blueprint for a Safer Economy on December 28 if ICU capacity projections for the following month are above or equal to 15%.

Under the terms of the order, when ICU capacity drops below 15% in a region, a list of sectors must close by 11:59 p.m. the next day, including bars, breweries, distilleries, and wineries (except for production, manufacturing, and retail), hair salons and barbershops, and personal care services. In addition, a number of sectors in these regions, including restaurants, retail and shopping centers and hotels and lodging, will have additional modifications in addition to 100% masking and physical distancing. Critical infrastructure, schools and non-urgent medical and dental care can remain open with appropriate infectious disease preventative measures.

Read the full Regional Stay Home Order and frequently asked questions

Current available ICU capacity by region:

  • Bay Area: 24.1%
  • Greater Sacramento Region: 18.2%
  • Northern California: 26.5%
  • San Joaquin Valley: 6.6%
  • Southern California: 10.3%

See region map.

Statewide COVID-19 Data as of December 5:

  • California has 1,341,700 confirmed cases to date. Numbers may not represent true day-over-day change as reporting of test results can be delayed.

  • There were 30,075 newly recorded confirmed cases Saturday. Numbers do not represent true day-over-day change as these results include cases from prior to yesterday.

  • The 7-day positivity rate is 10.3% and the 14-day positivity rate is 8.1%.

  • There have been 25,195,046 tests conducted in California. This represents an increase of 293,071 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 19,876 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic.