State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

SACRAMENTO – Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19, including updated data and tiers for reducing COVID-19 in the state under the Blueprint for a Safer Economy.

Nine counties are moving to a less restrictive tier. From Purple (widespread) to Red (substantial): Kern, Nevada, and Stanislaus. From Red (substantial) to Orange (moderate): Lassen, Marin, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Trinity, and Yolo. No counties moved to a more restrictive tier.

Eight counties remain in the Purple (widespread) tier, 39 in the Red (substantial) tier, nine in the Orange (moderate) tier and two are in the Yellow (minimal) tier.

Statewide COVID-19 Data as of Today

  • California has 3,549,101 confirmed cases to date. Numbers may not represent true day-over-day change as reporting of test results can be delayed.

  • There were 1,823 newly recorded confirmed cases Monday.

  • The 7-day positivity rate is 1.7%.

  • There have been 52,525,010 tests conducted in California. This represents an increase of 160,229 during the prior 24-hour reporting period.

  • There have been 56,596 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

  • As of March 23, providers have reported administering a total of 15,152,845 vaccine doses statewide. The CDC reports that 19,292,060 doses have been delivered to entities within the state. Numbers do not represent true day-to-day change as reporting may be delayed. For more vaccination data, visit the COVID-19 Vaccine Data Dashboard.

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

All counties are 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. CDPH modified Blueprint thresholds on March 12 after the state successfully met its first vaccine equity milestone of 2 million administered vaccine doses in some of the state’s hardest hit communities.

Blueprint Summary (as of March 23)

  • 8 counties in the Purple (widespread) Tier
  • 39 counties in the Red (substantial) Tier
  • 9 counties in Orange (moderate) Tier
  • 2 county in the Yellow (minimal) Tier


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