California officials announce latest information on COVID-19

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) press release:

Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s response to the pandemic. The most recent data is available on the state’s COVID-19 data dashboard.

Statewide COVID-19 Data

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

covid 8.19 statisticsVaccination

  • 79,368,117 total vaccines administered.
  • 80.0% of the population was vaccinated with at least one dose.
  • 22,364 people per day are vaccinated against COVID-19 (average number of daily doses over 7 days).

Case

  • California has 10,175,617 confirmed cases so far.
  • The average number of cases today is 10,322 (7-day average daily number of cases).
  • Unvaccinated people are 6.9 times more likely to contract COVID-19 than vaccinated people (July 11, 2022 – July 17, 2022).

Test

  • The test positivity rate is 11.2% (average rate over 7 days).

Hospitalizations

  • There are 3,587 hospitalizations statewide.
  • There are 428 patients in intensive care statewide.
  • Unvaccinated people are 11.7 times more likely to be hospitalized than boosted people (July 11, 2022 – July 17, 2022).

Deaths

  • There have been 93,704 deaths from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.
  • COVID-19 claims the lives of 37 Californians every day (7-day average number of daily deaths).
  • Unvaccinated people are 11.2 times more likely to die than vaccinated people (July 4, 2022 – July 10, 2022).

ADDITIONAL UPDATES

Slow the Spread: Get Vaccinated and Boost Yourself for COVID-19

The risk of exposure and infection from COVID-19 continues as a number of Californians are not vaccinated or boosted.

Real-world evidence continues to show that the vaccine prevents serious illness, hospitalization and death. Public health officials are urging Californians to get vaccinated and boosted as soon as possible.

It is recommended that everyone six months of age and older receives their primary COVID-19 vaccine series and booster dose, if eligible.

Find a vaccine near you by visiting myturn.ca.gov or calling 1-833-422-4255. The consent of a parent or legal guardian may be required for people under the age of 18 to receive a vaccine. Visit Vaccinate All 58 to learn more about safe and effective vaccines available to all Californians six months and older.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, talk to a health care provider right away to find out if you are eligible for treatment. You can also find Test to Treat locations that offer free COVID-19 testing and treatment. If you are uninsured, find free Test to Treat services on OptumServe sites.

Your actions save lives

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

  • Sign up for COVID-19 Policy Alerts: COVID-19 Policy Alerts provide up-to-date information on CDPH COVID-19 guidelines and policy, including changes to orders, mandatory guidelines and more. Registrants will receive prompt email alerts regarding updated guidelines and policies available on our website, along with accompanying translations. Sign up for COVID-19 policy alert emails today.
  • Wear a mask when recommended or required: Under the guidance of California Masks, masks are highly recommended for all individuals in most indoor settings. Masks are needed for everyone in high transmission settings like emergency shelters, health care facilities, correctional facilities, homeless shelters and long-term care facilities. Local jurisdictions may have additional requirements beyond state requirements depending on local conditions.
  • Upgrade your mask: A good fit and good filtration are still the best way to get the most out of your mask. The best masks to prevent COVID-19 are the N95, KN95 and KF94. If you don’t have access to one of these masks, wear a surgical mask or a surgical mask with a cloth mask on top. If you choose a fabric mask, opt for one with three or more layers of fabric. Whatever type of mask you wear, check the fit by avoiding gaps above the nose or at the sides.
  • Isolation and quarantine advice: The CDPH no longer recommends quarantine for people exposed to COVID-19 and showing no symptoms. For more information, please see: Isolation and Quarantine Guidance. Additionally, the CDPH has added recommendations for workers in certain high-risk settings (health care facilities, long-term care facilities, and shelters, among others).

  • My vaccination record is an easy way to show vaccination status in places or businesses that require proof of vaccination. Visit myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov today to get your vaccination record.

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

  • Travel tips: Delay your travel (domestic and international) until you are fully immunized. See the CDC’s full travel advice. If you do decide to travel, the state’s travel advisory recommends all travelers arriving in California test for COVID-19 within three to five days of arrival, regardless of their vaccination status.
  • Add your phone to the fight: Sign up for CA Notify COVID-19 exposure notifications. Additionally, people who test positive for COVID-19 — including those testing at home — are able to alert others to potential exposure more quickly and easily. Individuals can now initiate the notification process as soon as they are aware of their positive test result. For more information, please see the “Notify Others” page on CA Notify.

  • Answer the call or SMS if a contact tracer from the CA COVID team or your local health department attempts to connect.

  • Check with your local health department on local conditions. Local health jurisdictions may implement stricter protocols than state guidelines.

California COVID-19 Tracking

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Health care workers

  • As of August 18, local health departments have reported 177,229 confirmed positive cases among health workers and 588 deaths statewide.

Test turnaround time

  • The Test Turnaround Time Dashboard shows how long California patients are waiting for COVID-19 test results. During the week of August 7-13, the average time patients waited for test results was 0.8 days. During this same period, 89% of patients received test results within one day and 97% received them within two days.

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)

  • As of August 18, 1,011 cases of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) have been reported statewide. MIS-C is a rare inflammatory disease associated with COVID-19 that can damage multiple organ systems. MIS-C can require hospitalization and be life-threatening.

www.cdph.ca.gov

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