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Gov. Gavin Newsom gives Covid-19 update: 2 percent ICU capacity statewide

Gov. Gavin Newsom is providing an update on the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted: Dec 15, 2020 9:58 AM
Updated: Dec 19, 2020 9:07 AM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19, including data on intensive care unit (ICU) capacity across the state. Based on ICU data, four regions, San Joaquin Valley, Southern California, Greater Sacramento, and the Bay Area are under the Regional Stay at Home Order.

Regions must remain under the Regional Stay at Home Order for at least three weeks and will be eligible to exit the order and return to the Blueprint for a Safer Economy only if ICU capacity projections for the following month are above or equal to 15%.

The dates regions will be eligible to exit are:

San Joaquin: December 28
Southern California: December 28
Greater Sacramento: January 1
Bay Area: January 8

Current available ICU capacity by region:

Bay Area: 12.8%
Greater Sacramento Region: 14.5%
Northern California: 21.0%
San Joaquin Valley: 0.0%
Southern California: 0.0%

Statewide COVID-19 Data as of Friday:

California has 1,764,374 confirmed cases to date. Numbers may not represent true day-over-day change as reporting of test results can be delayed.

There were 41,012 newly recorded confirmed cases Thursday. Numbers do not represent true day-over-day change as these results include cases from prior to yesterday. Today’s numbers are slightly higher due to the implementation of an auto-processing feature to track report the large volume of COVID-19 cases. In collaboration with counties, on December 13, the state began automatically processing positive cases reported by laboratories and these cases are reflected in our public reporting. Typically, local public health departments receive cases into an inbox and manually process those cases, however, with high transmission rates, this has become increasingly difficult. The auto processing feature ensures that local public health officials can quickly determine when cases occurred, which gives us all a better sense of COVID-19’s trajectory.

The 7-day positivity rate is 12.8% and the 14-day positivity rate is 11.8%.

There have been 28,741,027 tests conducted in California. This represents an increase of 284,669 over 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 22,160 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3074812

Reported Deaths: 35060
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles103873814416
San Bernardino2569141560
Riverside2510002676
San Diego2185552174
Orange2165092508
Santa Clara949051129
Kern87240572
Fresno83200968
Sacramento811831128
Alameda68649788
Ventura62774462
San Joaquin58843788
Contra Costa53349460
Stanislaus43121766
Tulare42186515
Monterey36464255
San Mateo32887309
San Francisco29502266
Solano25983107
Santa Barbara25405243
Imperial25333474
Merced24570316
Sonoma24184242
Kings19588148
Placer17490184
San Luis Obispo16056140
Madera13528151
Santa Cruz12461113
Marin11732159
Yolo10789138
Shasta9750123
Butte9528128
El Dorado788649
Sutter782879
Napa767244
Lassen519916
San Benito500346
Yuba499627
Tehama433244
Tuolumne340340
Nevada323474
Mendocino319232
Amador302431
Lake262531
Humboldt242725
Glenn194820
Colusa17969
Calaveras162123
Siskiyou145713
Mono11244
Inyo98329
Del Norte8672
Plumas5895
Modoc3853
Mariposa3464
Trinity3044
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