Date: April 6, 2020
SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Public Health today announced
the most recent statistics on COVID-19. California now has 14,336 confirmed
cases and 343 deaths. As of April 5, local health departments have
reported 212 confirmed positive cases in health
care workers. For more information on COVID-19 and California's response visit
Department of Public Health website.
Testing in California
As of April 5, approximately 143,800
tests had been conducted in California. At least 129,693 results have been
received and another 14,100 are pending. These numbers include data California
has received from commercial, private and academic labs, including
Quest, LabCorp, Kaiser, University of California and Stanford, and the 22 state and county health labs currently testing.
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 needs/activities.
- Practicing social distancing.
- Washing hands with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds.
- Avoiding touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Covering 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.
- 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
More information about what
Californians can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is available on the California COVID-19 Response web site.
California continues to issue guidance on preparing and
protecting California from COVID-19. Consolidated guidance is available on the CDPH COVID-19 Guidance Documents web page.