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.

Statewide COVID-19 Data as of Today

  • California has 3,636,235 confirmed cases to date. Numbers may not represent true day-over-day change as reporting of test results can be delayed.

  • There were 1,457 newly recorded confirmed cases Wednesday.

  • The 7-day positivity rate is 1.3%.

  • There have been 59,795,197 tests conducted in California. This represents an increase of 173,688 during the prior 24-hour reporting period.

  • There have been 60,362 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

  • As of April 29, providers have reported administering a total of 29,262,215 vaccine doses statewide. The CDC reports that 37,500,880 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 COVID-19 in California

Vaccine Eligibility

Individuals age 16+ are eligible to make an appointment to be vaccinated. Visit to make an appointment or visit Vaccinate All 58 to learn more about the safe and effective vaccines available.

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 27)

  • 0 counties in the Purple (widespread) Tier
  • 13 counties in the Red (substantial) Tier
  • 41 counties in Orange (moderate) Tier
  • 4 counties in Yellow (minimal) Tier

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

Health Care Workers

As of April 28, local health departments have reported 107,383 confirmed positive cases in health care workers and 453 deaths statewide.

Testing Turnaround Time

The testing turnaround time dashboard reports how long California patients are waiting for COVID-19 test results. During the week of April 18 to April 24, the average time patients waited for test results was just under one day. During this same time period, 83% of patients received test results in one day and 98% received them within two days.

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)

As of April 26, there have been 491 cases of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) reported statewide. MIS-C is a rare inflammatory condition associated with COVID-19 that can damage multiple organ systems. MIS-C can require hospitalization and be life threatening.