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State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

Date: April 24, 2021
Number: NR21-135

Contact: CDPHpress@cdph.ca.gov


SACRAMENTO – Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response. 

Statewide COVID-19 Data as of Today

  • California has 3,627,885 confirmed cases to date. Numbers may not represent true day-over-day change as reporting of test results can be delayed.

  • There were 1,229 newly recorded confirmed cases Thursday.

  • The 7-day positivity rate is 1.4%.

  • There have been 58,896,325 tests conducted in California. This represents an increase of 251,666 during the prior 24-hour reporting period.

  • There have been 60,135 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

  • As of April 24, providers have reported administering a total of 27,843,725 vaccine doses statewide. The CDC reports that 35,052,860 doses have been delivered to entities within the state. Numbers do not represent true day-to-day change as reporting may be delayed. For more vaccination data, visit the COVID-19 Vaccine Data Dashboard.

Daily Numbers April 24


ADDITIONAL DATA & UPDATES

Tracking COVID-19 in California

State Dashboard – Daily COVID-19 data

County Map – Local data, including tier status and ICU capacity

Data and Tools – Models and dashboards for researchers, scientists and the public

Blueprint for a Safer Economy – Data for establishing tier status

COVID-19 Race & Ethnicity Data – Weekly updated Race & Ethnicity data

Cases and Deaths by Age Group – Weekly updated Deaths by Age Group data

Health Equity Dashboard – See how COVID-19 highlights existing inequities in health

Vaccine Eligibility

Individuals age 16+ are eligible to make an appointment to be vaccinated. Visit myturn.ca.gov to make an appointment or visit Vaccinate All 58 to learn more about the safe and effective vaccines available.

Blueprint for a Safer Economy

All counties are under the rules and framework of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy and color-coded tiers that indicate which activities and businesses are open based on local case rates and test positivity. As always, local public health departments may implement policies that are more restrictive than the state. 

Blueprint Summary (as of April 20)

  • 0 counties in the Purple (widespread) Tier

  • 17 counties in the Red (substantial) Tier

  • 38 counties in Orange (moderate) Tier

  • 3 counties in the Yellow (minimal) Tier

Blueprint tiers are updated weekly on Tuesdays. Find the status of activities in specific counties.

Health Care Workers

As of April 23, local health departments have reported 106,759 confirmed positive cases in health care workers and 451 deaths statewide.

Testing Turnaround Time

The testing turnaround time dashboard reports how long California patients are waiting for COVID-19 test results. During the week of April 11 to April 17, the average time patients waited for test results was just under one day. During this same time period, 84% of patients received test results in one day and 99% received them within two days.

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)

As of  April 23, there have been 491 cases of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) reported statewide. MIS-C is a rare inflammatory condition associated with COVID-19 that can damage multiple organ systems. MIS-C can require hospitalization and be life threatening.

Your Actions Save Lives

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

  • Get vaccinated when it's your turn. Californians age 16+ are eligible to make an appointment.

  • If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or body aches), call your health care provider.

  • If you believe you have been exposed, get tested. Free, confidential testing is available statewide.

  • Keep gatherings small and outdoors, and follow state and local public health guidance.

  • Wear a mask and get the most out of masking - an effective mask has both good fit and good filtration.

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

  • Delay non-essential travel outside of California until you are fully vaccinated. Follow California's travel advisory.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick, and stay home from work, school and other people if you feel ill.

  • Add your phone to the fight by signing up for COVID-19 exposure notifications from CA Notify.

  • Answer the call or text if a contact tracer from the CA COVID Team or your local health department tries to connect.

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