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 3,652,692 confirmed cases to date. Numbers may not represent true day-over-day change as reporting of test results can be delayed.
  • There were 1,945 newly recorded confirmed cases Friday.
  • The 7-day positivity rate is 1.2%.
  • There have been 61,585,617 tests conducted in California. This represents an increase of 246,668 during the prior 24-hour reporting period.
  • There have been 61,167 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
  • As of May 8, providers have reported administering a total of 32,139,224 vaccine doses statewide. The CDC reports that 40,942,280 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 May 4)

  • 0 counties in the Purple (widespread) Tier
  • 12 counties in the Red (substantial) Tier
  • 39 counties in Orange (moderate) Tier
  • 7 counties in Yellow (minimal) Tier

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