State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

SACRAMENTO ‚Äď Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19.

Statewide COVID-19 Data as of Today

  • California has 3,169,914 confirmed cases to date.¬†Numbers may not represent true day-over-day change as reporting of test results can be delayed.
  • There were 16,728 newly recorded confirmed cases Tuesday.
  • The 7-day positivity rate is 7.7% and the 14-day positivity rate is 8.8%.
  • There have been 41,252,482 tests conducted in California. This represents an increase of 241,712 during the prior 24-hour reporting period.
  • As case numbers continue to rise in California, the total number of individuals who will have serious outcomes will also increase. There have been 38,224 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
  • As of January 27, providers have reported administering a total of 2,730,262 vaccine doses statewide. Numbers do not represent true day-to-day change as reporting may be delayed. As of January 27, a total of 4,728,850 vaccine doses, which includes the first and second dose, have been shipped to local health departments and health care systems that have facilities in multiple counties.

 Blueprint for a Safer Economy

With the Regional Stay at Home Order rescinded statewide as of January 25, all counties are now under the rules and framework of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy and color-coded tiers that indicate which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.

  • 54 counties are currently in the Purple Tier
  • 3 counties are currently in the Red Tier (Alpine, Mariposa, and Trinity)
  • 1 county is currently in the Orange Tier (Sierra)
  • No counties are in the Yellow Tier

 Blueprint tiers are updated weekly on Tuesdays. Find the status of activities in specific counties.

Tracking COVID-19 in California
State Dashboard¬†‚Äď Daily COVID-19 data
County Map¬†‚Äď Local data, including tier status and ICU capacity

Data and Tools¬†‚Äď Models and dashboards for researchers, scientists and the public

Blueprint for a Safer Economy¬†‚Äď Data for establishing tier status¬†

ADDITIONAL DATA & UPDATES

Youth and Recreational Adult Sports Update

With the end of the Regional Stay at Home Order, youth and recreational adult sports competition may resume in California consistent with the Blueprint for a Safer Economy tier guidance beginning January 25, 2021. However, the majority of counties are in the strictest, or Widespread (Purple) Tier. In this tier, competition may only resume for outdoor low-contact sports. A full list of allowed activities by tier is available here. Participants in youth and adult sports, coaches and support staff must follow steps outlined in state guidance to reduce risk of COVID-19 transmission. Local health officers may implement more stringent rules tailored to local conditions and should be consulted to confirm if there are any local restrictions.

Vaccinate All 58
In order to increase the pace of COVID-19 vaccine distribution to those at greatest risk, the state is prioritizing individuals 65 and older to receive the vaccine as demand subsides among health care workers. This effort will help to reduce hospitalizations and safe lives. For more information on the vaccine effort, visit the Vaccinate All 58 webpage.

Safe Schools for All
Governor Gavin Newsom launched the Safe Schools for All Hub as a one-stop shop for information about safe in-person instruction. For more information on the transparency, accountability and assistance measures related to California’s Safe Schools for All plan, visit the Safe Schools for All Hub.

Travel Advisory

CDPH has issued an updated travel advisory. Postponing travel and staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. Non-essential travelers from other states or countries are strongly discouraged from entering California and should adhere to the state’s self-quarantine procedures for 10 days. 

Health Care Workers
As of January 26, local health departments have reported 83,817 confirmed positive cases in health care workers and 332 deaths statewide.

Health Equity
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted existing inequities in health that are the result of structural racism and poverty, and the disproportionate prevalence of underlying conditions such as asthma and heart disease among Latinos and African Americans. California is committed to understanding these inequities to help ensure the best health outcomes for all Californians. View COVID-19 Race & Ethnicity Data and Cases and Deaths by Age Group. Visit the new Health Equity Dashboard.

Testing Turnaround Time
The testing turnaround time dashboard reports how long California patients are waiting for COVID-19 test results. During the week of January 10 to January 16, the average time patients waited for test results was 1.5 days. During this same time period, 61% of patients received test results in one day and 85% received them within two days.

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)
As of January 25, 188 cases of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) have been 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.

Your Actions Save Lives

Protect yourself, family, friends and your community by following these prevention measures:

  • If you are experiencing¬†symptoms of COVID-19¬†(fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or body aches), call your health care provider.
  • If you believe you have been exposed, get tested.¬†Free, confidential testing¬†is available statewide.
  • Stay home except for essential activities and follow state and local public health guidance.
  • Keep interactions to people who live in your household.
  • Wear a¬†cloth face mask¬†when out in public.
  • Avoid non-essential travel and stay close to home;¬†self-quarantine¬†for 10 days after arrival if you leave the state.
  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick and stay home from work, school and other people if you feel ill.
  • Add your phone to the fight by signing up for COVID-19 exposure notifications from¬†CA Notify.
  • Answer the call or text if a¬†contact tracer¬†from the CA COVID Team or your local health department tries to connect.

Jonathan Gudel

Jonathan Gudel is a Public Information Officer for the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). Since joining Cal OES, he has assisted in the response and recovery efforts of the Aliso Canyon Gas Leak, the state's historic drought, the Oroville Dam Emergency Spillway Incident, unprecedented winter storms in 2017, the 2017 October (Sonoma County) and December (Santa Barbara County) wildfires, the Camp Fire in 2018, the 2020 statewide fire siege, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Previously, he worked in the newspaper industry for 12 years.

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