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.

Blueprint Tier Assignments

Five counties are moving to a less restrictive tier, although local public health departments may implement policies that are more restrictive than the state. From Red (substantial) to Orange (moderate): Tehama. From Orange (moderate) to Yellow (minimal): Amador, Orange, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz. No counties moved to a more restrictive tier. No counties remain in the Purple (widespread) tier, 10 remain in the Red (substantial) tier, 35 in the Orange (moderate) tier and 13 are in the Yellow (minimal) tier.

Statewide COVID-19 Data as of Today

  • California has 3,666,591 confirmed cases to date. Numbers may not represent true day-over-day change as reporting of test results can be delayed.

  • There were 687 newly recorded confirmed cases Monday.

  • The 7-day positivity rate is 0.9%.

  • There have been 63,477,928 tests conducted in California. This represents an increase of 129,983 during the prior 24-hour reporting period.

  • There have been 61,513 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

  • As of May 18, providers have reported administering a total of 34,804,886 vaccine doses statewide. The CDC reports that 43,880,370 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

As of May 13, vaccination appointments for individuals aged 12+ can be made by visiting The consent of a parent or legal guardian may be needed for those between the ages of 12 and 17 to receive a vaccination. 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.