State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

SACRAMENTO – Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19.

New Tier Assignments Effective Sunday, March 14.

After reassessment using new thresholds due to the state meeting its goal of 2 million vaccines administered in its hardest hit communities, thirteen counties will move to a less restrictive tier, from Purple (widespread) to Red (substantial): Amador, Colusa, Contra Costa, Los Angeles, Mendocino, Mono, Orange, Placer, San Benito, San Bernardino, Siskiyou, Sonoma and Tuolumne. Twenty-one counties will remain in the Purple (widespread) Tier, 33 are in the Red (substantial) Tier, three remain in the Orange (moderate) Tier and one remains in the Yellow (minimal) Tier.

Statewide COVID-19 Data as of Today

  • California has 3,523,563 confirmed cases to date. Numbers may not represent true day-over-day change as reporting of test results can be delayed.

  • There were 3,230 newly recorded confirmed cases Friday.

  • The 7-day positivity rate is 2.1%.

  • There have been 50,889,509 tests conducted in California. This represents an increase of 240,987 during the prior 24-hour reporting period.

  • There have been 55,095 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

  • As of March 13, providers have reported administering a total of 11,418,507 vaccine doses statewide. The CDC reports that 15,702,230 doses have been delivered to entities within the state, and 15,896,795 vaccine doses, which includes the first and second dose, have been shipped. Numbers do not represent true day-to-day change as reporting may be delayed.

Tracking Variants

Multiple variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 have been identified globally during the COVID-19 pandemic. These genetic mutations are expected, and some emerge and then disappear, while others persist or become common. Most variants do not have a meaningful impact. Public health becomes concerned about a variant when it affects COVID-19 transmission, severity, testing, treatment or vaccine effectiveness. Get more information on the variants CDPH is currently monitoring.

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With the Regional Stay at Home Order rescinded statewide as of January 25, all counties are now under the rules and framework of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy and color-coded tiers that indicate which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 March 9)

  • 34 counties in the Purple (widespread) Tier
  • 20 counties in the Red (substantial) Tier
  • 3 counties in Orange (moderate) Tier
  • 1 county in the Yellow (minimal) Tier


Blueprint tiers are updated weekly on Tuesdays. Find the status of activities in specific counties.