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State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

Date: April 14, 2020
Number: NR20-053

SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. California now has 23,338 confirmed cases and 758 deaths.

Racial Demographics
This initial information, representing 63 percent of COVID-19 cases and 87 percent of deaths, shows the race and ethnicity data is roughly in line with the diversity of California overall:

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Health Care Worker Infection Rates
As of April 13, local health departments have reported 2,599 confirmed positive cases in health care workers. This includes on-the-job exposures, and other exposures, such as travel and close family contact. As testing capacity continues to increase, and more tests are being conducted directly in physician’s offices and processed through commercial laboratories, local public health officials will not be able to report the source of exposure for every affected health care worker.

Testing in California
As of April 13, more than 215,400 tests had been conducted in California. At least 202,208 results have been received and another 13,200 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.