State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19.

  • California’s positivity rate – a key indicator of community spread – is trending upward in the 14-day average.
  • Hospitalization rates are also trending upward in the 14-day average. 
  • Numbers may not represent true day-over-day change as reporting of test results can be delayed, and the 7-day average more accurately describes trends in number of cases. The 7-day average number of new cases is 8,382 per day. The 7-day average from the week prior was 7,837. California has 336,508 confirmed cases to date.
  • There have been 5,674,955 tests conducted in California. This represents an increase of 130,590 over the prior 24-hour reporting period. As testing capacity continues to increase across the state, an increase in the number of positive cases has been expected – increasing the importance of positivity rates to find signs of community spread.
  • There have been 7,087 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
  • A total of 29 counties are required to close indoor operations for certain sectors based on the July 13 order to slow community transmission.