State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

SACRAMENTO 鈥 The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. California now has 1,006 confirmed cases. For more information on COVID-19 and California’s response visit the California Department of Public Health website.

COVID-19 in California by the Numbers

Note: The following numbers reflect information received by local health jurisdictions as of 6 p.m. PDT March 19. More current numbers may be available from local health jurisdictions.

1,006 鈥 Positive cases

19 鈥 Deaths (including one non-California resident)

Ages of all confirmed positive cases:

路                     Age 0-17: 18 cases

路                     Age 18-64: 711 cases

路                     Age 65+: 273 cases

路                     Unknown: 4 cases

982 鈥 Cases not related to repatriation flights

路                     86鈥 Travel-related

路                     108 鈥 Person to person

路                     266 鈥 Community transmission

路                     522 鈥 Under investigation

24 鈥 Cases of positive tests related to federal repatriation flights

22 鈥 State and county health labs currently testing

In order to better focus public health resources on the changing needs of California communities, on March 18, the state is no longer collecting information about California travelers returning from countries that have confirmed COVID-19 outbreaks. Community transmission of COVID-19 has been identified in California since late February, and since early March, most of the confirmed cases in the state were not related to travel outside of the United States.

Testing in California

As of 6 p.m. PDT on March 19, approximately 23,200 tests had been conducted in California. This includes the latest numbers California has received from commercial and private labs. At least 11,487 results have been received and another 11,700+ are pending.

How People Can Protect Themselves
Every person has a role to play. Protecting yourself and your family comes down to common sense: 

  • Staying home except for essential activities.
  • Washing hands with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds.
  • Avoiding touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover a cough or sneeze with your sleeve, or disposable tissue. Wash your hands afterward.
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
  • Staying away from work, school or other people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough.
  • Practice social distancing.
  • Following guidance from public health officials.

What to Do if You Think You’re Sick
Call ahead: If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough or shortness of breath) and may have had contact with a person with COVID-19, or recently traveled to countries with apparent community spread, call your health care provider before seeking medical care so that appropriate precautions can be taken.

California continues to issue guidance on preparing and protecting California from COVID-19. Consolidated guidance is available atwww.cdph.ca.gov/covid19guidance.

 

www.cdph.ca.gov

 

Robb Mayberry

Robb Mayberry is a Public Information Officer for the California Governor鈥檚 Office of Emergency Services. He has assisted in the response and recovery efforts with some of California鈥檚 worst disasters, including the San Refugio Oil Spill, the Valley and Butte Wildfires, Aliso Canyon Gas Leak, Erskine Fire, the Winter Storms of 2017, the Tubbs Fire, the Thomas Fire, the Carr Fire, the Camp Fire, and the Ridgecrest Earthquake. Prior to public service, he spent 25 years managing the public and media relations for some of Northern California鈥檚 largest healthcare organizations.

4 thoughts on “State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

  • March 20, 2020 at 12:18 pm
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    Please include the number of people who RECOVERED broken down by age group. Please don’t just give us the bad news.

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  • March 20, 2020 at 12:30 pm
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    I agree with Maria. Please publish number of people recovered.
    I would also like to be able to see the breakdown by County. My County health department is not publishing anything but links to the CDC

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  • March 20, 2020 at 1:55 pm
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    What is the Govern going to do regarding Amazon fulfillment warehouses. Employees are scared they are going to contact the Coronavirus. Employees are required to meet timelines to ensure orders are completed to be picked by drivers for delivery, regardless of maintaining safe distance. Also stowing devices are not cleaned before and after usage. Bathrooms are not being cleaned with bleach, also the surfaces that employees touch constantly aren鈥檛 be disinfected, such as time locks, railing, , doors, door handles, tables and chairs in break room. The Amazon fulfillment warehouse is a disaster waiting to happen. Amazon is being irresponsible with Employees lives.

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    • March 20, 2020 at 4:34 pm
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      Do we need to file for unemployment and which kind?

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