State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

Restrictions on Non-Essential Activities, Including Non-Essential Retail, Between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. Continue Statewide

SACRAMENTO – Due to high rates of COVID-19 hospitalizations impacting the health care system, California is under a Limited Stay at Home Order. The order applies to all counties that are currently under the Regional Stay at Home Order and those in Tier One (Purple) of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. The Limited Stay at Home Order will expire after the Regional Stay At Home Order has been terminated in all regions of the state.

Based on current ICU data, four regions, San Joaquin Valley, Southern California, Greater Sacramento and the Bay Area are under the Regional Stay at Home Order. Regions must remain under the Regional Stay at Home Order for at least three weeks and will be eligible to exit the order and return to the Blueprint for a Safer Economy only if ICU capacity projections for the following month are above or equal to 15%.


The dates regions will be eligible to exit are:

  • San Joaquin: December 28
  • Southern California: December 28
  • Greater Sacramento: January 1
  • Bay Area: January 8

Current available ICU capacity by region:

  • Bay Area: 11.4%
  • Greater Sacramento Region: 15.6%
  • Northern California: 28.8%
  • San Joaquin Valley: 0.0%
  • Southern California: 0.0%

See region map. Read the full Regional Stay Home OrderSupplement to the Order, and frequently asked questions.

Statewide COVID-19 Data as of Today:

  • California has 1,964,076 confirmed cases to date. Numbers may not represent true day-over-day change as reporting of test results can be delayed.

  • There were 39,069 newly recorded confirmed cases Tuesday.

  • The 7-day positivity rate is 12.6% and the 14-day positivity rate is 12.3%.

  • There have been 30,468,560 tests conducted in California. This represents an increase of 278,378 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 23,284 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic.