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 4,524,853 confirmed cases to date. Numbers may not represent true day-over-day change as reporting of test results can be delayed.

  • There were 5,386 newly reported confirmed cases Tuesday.

    • For the week of September 13 – September 19, the average case rate among unvaccinated Californians age 16 or older is 58.9 per 100,000 per day and the average case rate among vaccinated Californians age 16 or older is significantly lower at 7.4 per 100,000 per day.
    • The great majority of new cases are among unvaccinated individuals. The rate among the unvaccinated is 7.9 times the rate among the vaccinated.

  • The 7-day positivity rate is 2.5%.

  • There have been 94,358,520 tests conducted in California. This represents an increase of 137,120 during the prior 24-hour reporting period.

  • There have been 69,184 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

  • As of October 6, according to the CDC, 84.6% of eligible Californians have received at least one dose. Providers have reported to CDPH that a total of 50,081,818 vaccine doses have been administered statewide. 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

Stop the Spread: Get Vaccinated for COVID-19

The risk for COVID-19 exposure and infection continues as a number of Californians remain unvaccinated. With the emergence of the more transmissible Delta variant, there is a renewed urgency to get all eligible Californians vaccinated as quickly as possible and complete their two-dose vaccination process if they are receiving Pfizer or Moderna.

The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, free and provides excellent protection from severe COVID-19 illness, including the Delta variant, hospitalization, and death.

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.

Health Care Workers

As of October 5, local health departments have reported 125,698 confirmed positive cases in health care workers and 508 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 September 19 to September 25, the average time patients waited for test results was 1.2 days. During this same time period, 76% of patients received test results in one day and 89% received them within two days.

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)

As of October 4, there have been 629 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.