State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts
SACRAMENTO – Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.
Today the state updated the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, outlining that the weekly tier assessment will consider both a county’s adjusted case rate and test positivity, as well as hospitalization data, in determining whether a county should remain in a less restrictive tier. If CDPH determines there are objective signs of stability or improvement in the data, the county may remain in the less restrictive tier. Unless there are extenuating circumstances, such as low rate of vaccine take up, a county will only move to a more restrictive tier if hospitalizations are increasing significantly among vulnerable individuals, especially among vaccinated individuals, and both test positivity and adjusted case rates show a concerning increase in transmission.
Statewide COVID-19 Data as of Today
- California has 3,588,152 confirmed cases to date. Numbers may not represent true day-over-day change as reporting of test results can be delayed.
- There were 2,093 newly recorded confirmed cases Wednesday.
- The 7-day positivity rate is 1.9%.
- There have been 55,610,191 tests conducted in California. This represents an increase of 126,557 during the prior 24-hour reporting period.
- There have been 58,788 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
- As of April 8, providers have reported administering a total of 21,483,192 vaccine doses statewide. The CDC reports that 26,966,680 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. Note: As part of an ongoing statewide vaccination data and integrity initiative, approximately 400,000 vaccines were added to the data after the regular morning daily update on April 7. These doses represent a number of records that were corrected by providers but not previously counted between March 11 and April 6, 2021.
Vaccine Eligibility Update
With supply of vaccines expected to significantly increase in the coming weeks, the state is expanding vaccine eligibility to more Californians. As of April 1, individuals aged 50+ are 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 myturn.ca.gov. For more information on the vaccine effort, visit Vaccinate All 58.
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 April 6)
- 2 counties in the Purple (widespread) Tier
- 22 counties in the Red (substantial) Tier
- 32 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.