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. The most up to date data is available on the state’s COVID-19 data dashboard.

Statement from California Department of Public Health Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Tomás J. Aragón

“In California we are utilizing the SMARTER Plan to guide our response to the pandemic and we are closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 in our state, where B.A2 is now the dominant variant. While COVID-19 hospitalization rates are near an all-time low, we are seeing an increase in COVID-19 transmission in some parts of the state. This underscores the need for Californians to remain vigilant and protect themselves and their communities by getting vaccinated and boosted. Vaccines continue to offer strong protection against COVID-19, including this variant. This is why the FDA has authorized a second booster dose for those in our most vulnerable categories, including people aged 50 and older. Getting this additional booster is the best way to maintain your protection against COVID-19 and its variants.”

Please visit or call (833) 422-4255 to make your vaccine or booster appointment today.

Statewide COVID-19 Data

Rates of cases, hospitalizations and deaths are highest among unvaccinated individuals and lowest among boosted individuals. This is true for all age groups. See additional data for unvaccinated and vaccinated cases, hospitalizations, and deaths.


  • 73,669,038 total vaccines administered.
  • 83.9% of the eligible population (5+) has been vaccinated with at least one dose.
  • 55,964 people a day are receiving COVID-19 vaccination (average daily dose count over 7 days).



  • California has 8,529,333 confirmed cases to date.
  • Today’s average case count is 2,330 (average daily case count over 7 days).
  • Unvaccinated people are 3.6 times more likely to get COVID-19 than boosted individuals (March 14, 2022 – March 20, 2022).


Note for April 13, 2022: Due to a data processing issue, the California Department of Public Health is holding today’s update on COVID-19 testing. Today’s testing data will be reported on April 14, 2022.

  • As of April 8, the testing positivity rate is 1.7% (average rate over 7 days).



  • There are 1,040 hospitalizations statewide.
  • There are 156 ICU patients statewide.
  • Unvaccinated people are 6.5 times more likely to be hospitalized than boosted individuals (March 14, 2022 – March 20, 2022).



  • There have been 88,748 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
  • COVID-19 claims the lives of 25 Californians each day (average daily death count over 7 days).
  • Unvaccinated people are 13.7 times more likely to die than boosted individuals (March 7, 2022 – March 14, 2022).