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.

Thirteen counties are moving to a less restrictive tier, although local public health departments may implement policies that are more restrictive than the state. From Purple (widespread) to Red (substantial): Fresno, Glenn, Kings, Madera, and Yuba. From Red (substantial) to Orange (moderate): Alameda, Butte, Colusa, Los Angeles, Modoc, Orange, Santa Cruz, and Tuolumne.

No counties moved to a more restrictive tier.

Three counties remain in the Purple (widespread) tier, 36 in the Red (substantial) tier, 17 in the Orange (moderate) tier and two are in the Yellow (minimal) tier.

Statewide COVID-19 Data as of Today

  • California has 3,566,464 confirmed cases to date. Numbers may not represent true day-over-day change as reporting of test results can be delayed.

  • There were 1,996 newly recorded confirmed cases Monday.

  • The 7-day positivity rate is 1.6%.

  • There have been 53,684,932 tests conducted in California. This represents an increase of 174,999 during the prior 24-hour reporting period.

  • There have been 57,788 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

  • As of March 30, providers have reported administering a total of 17,649,015 vaccine doses statewide. The CDC reports that 22,374,090 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.

Vaccine Eligibility Update

With supply of vaccines expected to significantly increase in the coming weeks, the state is expanding vaccine eligibility to more Californians. Starting April 1, individuals aged 50+ will be eligible to make an appointment, and individuals 16+ will be eligible to make an appointment to be vaccinated starting on April 15. To sign up for a notification when you’re eligible for a vaccine, please visit For more information on the vaccine effort, visit Vaccinate All 58.

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. As always, local public health departments may implement policies that are more restrictive than the state.

Blueprint Summary (as of March 30)

  • 3 counties in the Purple (widespread) Tier
  • 36 counties in the Red (substantial) Tier
  • 17 counties in Orange (moderate) Tier
  • 2 counties in Yellow (minimal) Tier

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