State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

State Updates Guidance for Youth and Recreational Adult Sports

SACRAMENTO – Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19. CDPH also released updated guidance for youth and recreational adult sports.

Statewide COVID-19 Data as of Today

  • California has 3,428,518 confirmed cases to date. Numbers may not represent true day-over-day change as reporting of test results can be delayed.

  • There were 6,798 newly recorded confirmed cases Thursday.

  • The 7-day positivity rate is 3.1% and the 14-day positivity rate is 3.8%.

  • There have been 46,621,654 tests conducted in California. This represents an increase of 117,399 during 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 48,344 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

  • As of February 19, providers have reported administering a total of 6,929,954 vaccine doses statewide. Numbers do not represent true day-to-day change as reporting may be delayed. The CDC reports that 8,828,480 doses have been delivered to entities within the state, and 8,858,445 vaccine doses, which includes the first and second dose, have been shipped.


State Updates Guidance for Youth and Recreational Adult Sports

The updated guidance for youth and recreational adult sports applies to all organized youth and adult sports, including school and community-sponsored programs, and privately organized clubs and leagues. CDPH’s guidance is aimed at giving communities guidelines on how to safely remain physically active while reducing transmission in their communities. Under the updated guidance, outdoor high-contact and moderate-contact sport competitions may resume in the Red (Substantial) tier and the Purple (Widespread) tier, with modifications, including testing requirements for certain outdoor high contact sports. The updated guidance takes effect on February 26, 2021. For more information, see earlier news release.

Counties with Case Rates at or Below 14 per 100,000 (as of February 19)


Alameda, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Del Norte, El Dorado, Humboldt, Imperial, Lassen, Marin, Mariposa, Modoc, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Sierra, Siskiyou, Sonoma, Trinity, Tuolumne, and Yolo.

Blueprint for a Safer Economy

With the Regional Stay at Home Order rescinded statewide as of January 25, all counties are now under the rules and framework of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy and color-coded tiers that indicate which activities and businesses are open based on local case rates and test positivity.

Blueprint Summary (as of February 16)

  • 52 counties in the Purple (widespread) Tier
  • 3 counties in the Red (substantial) Tier – Del Norte, Mariposa, and Plumas
  • 3 counties in Orange (moderate) Tier – Alpine, Sierra, and Trinity