State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

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 ICU data, two regions, San Joaquin Valley and Southern California, are already under the Regional Stay Home Order (RSHO). The Greater Sacramento Region, which newly met the criteria for a RSHO yesterday, will have the RSHO take effect at 11:59 p.m. tonight.

The San Joaquin and Southern California regions will be eligible to exit from the RSHO 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%. The Greater Sacramento Region will become eligible to exit the RSHO on January 1, 2021.


Under the terms of the order, when ICU capacity drops below 15% in a region, a certain sectors must close by 11:59 p.m. the next day. 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. Details on sector closings or modifications can be found in the frequently asked questions.


Read the full Regional Stay Home Order and Supplement to the Order.

Current available ICU capacity by region:

  • Bay Area: 17.8%
  • Greater Sacramento Region: 13.3%
  • Northern California: 30.3%
  • San Joaquin Valley: 1.9%
  • Southern California: 7.7%

See region map.

Statewide COVID-19 Data as of December 9:

  • California has 1,450,235 confirmed cases to date. Numbers may not represent true day-over-day change as reporting of test results can be delayed.

  • There were 29,677 newly recorded confirmed cases Wednesday. Numbers do not represent true day-over-day change as these results include cases from prior to yesterday.

  • The 7-day positivity rate is 10.0% and the 14-day positivity rate is 9.0%.

  • There have been 26,324,332 tests conducted in California. This represents an increase of 282,261 over the prior 24-hour reporting period.

  • As case numbers continu