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California Overview

Last updated January 16, 2021 2:59 am ET
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Key Metrics

Solid line represents California 7-day average

New tests Total PCR tests (specimens)

New tests is changing up. The most recent value for New tests was 352719 on Jan 16, and the earlist value for New tests was 150346 on Oct 19. The highest recent value for New tests was 473076 on Jan 10.The lowest recent value for New tests was 202829 on Jan 1. Access all chart data

New cases

Cases is changing up. The most recent value for Cases was 40622 on Jan 16, and the earlist value for Cases was 3474 on Oct 19. The highest recent value for Cases was 53341 on Jan 2.The lowest recent value for Cases was 27237 on Dec 31. Access all chart data

Current hospitalizations

Hospitalization is changing up. The most recent value for Hospitalization was 21579 on Jan 16, and the earlist value for Hospitalization was 3002 on Oct 19. The highest recent value for Hospitalization was 22851 on Jan 7. Access all chart data

New deaths

New deaths is changing up. The most recent value for New deaths was 669 on Jan 16, and the earlist value for New deaths was 27 on Oct 19. The highest recent value for New deaths was 695 on Jan 9.The lowest recent value for New deaths was 36 on Dec 26. Access all chart data
Total cases
2,900,246
Confirmed cases
2,900,246
New cases today40,622
Change over 7 days10.6%+
Total tests
(test encounters)
Not Reported
Total tests
(specimens)
37,802,255
Total tests
(people)
Not Reported
Total tests (specimens)
Not Reported
Total tests (people)
Not Reported

Warning: Antigen reporting may significantly understate the true number of tests administered

Total tests (specimens)
Not Reported
Total tests (people)
Not Reported
Now hospitalized
21,579
Now in ICU
4,846
Now on ventilator
Not Reported
Ever hospitalized
Not Reported
Ever in ICU
Not Reported
Ever on ventilator
Not Reported

Hospitalization (HHS data)

See this HHS hospitalization data on a map.

Now hospitalized (confirmed + suspected)
30,358
Now hospitalized (confirmed only)
29,747
Now in ICU (confirmed + suspected)
4,843

This data is published by HHS.

Data as of
Deaths
32,960
Total cases
125,684
Total deaths
9,692
Number of facilities affected
2,022
Percent of state deaths
from LTC facilities
29.4%
New cases since Dec 319.1%
New deaths since Dec 319.8%

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Data as of

Race & ethnicity data

We compute the number of cases and deaths per 100k people for each race and ethnicity.

These numbers show the scale of outcomes compared to the size of each group’s population. These are not the number of cases or deaths, rather the proportion of each demographic group who have been affected.

Race & ethnicity: cases per capita

Cases per 100,000 people
American Indian / Alaska Native
4,622
Asian
2,375
Black / African American
3,786
Hispanic / Latino
7,394
Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander
8,302
White
2,801

(All data is calculated)

Data as of

Race & ethnicity: deaths per capita

Deaths per 100,000 people
American Indian / Alaska Native
70
Asian
63
Black / African American
93
Hispanic / Latino
92
Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander
118
White
66

(All data is calculated)

Data as of

Our latest tweets about California

Our twitter handle is @COVID19Tracking@COVID19Tracking

Twitter
Our eyes are on 5 states this week: AL, AZ, CA, GA, and FL―where surges in cases, hospitalizations, and deaths are steadily growing. Alarmingly, AZ currently has the worst per-capita new case numbers in the world.

January 15, 2021

Twitter
Hospitalizations in CA continue to skyrocket. There are 22,633 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state.

January 12, 2021

Twitter
California’s data continues to show the dire state of the pandemic there. With 695 deaths reported today, the state is averaging more than 410 deaths and nearly 40k new cases a day. One in 105 people in CA have tested positive for COVID-19 in 2021.

January 10, 2021

Twitter
Hospitalizations in CA and AZ are increasing at an alarming rate. AZ has far surpassed their summer surge.

January 9, 2021

Twitter
NJ reported nearly 20K probable COVID-19 cases and CA reported over 50K cases. Both states greatly influenced the large uptick in today's total cases.

January 9, 2021

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