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State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

Date: June 7, 2021
Number: NR21-183
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.

Updated Testing Guidance

Today CDPH updated its COVID-19 testing guidance. Testing is one layer in a multi-layered approach to COVID-19 prevention, in addition to other key measures such as vaccination, mask wearing, improved ventilation, and respiratory and hand hygiene. This guidance is intended to support public health officials, health care providers, laboratories, and the general public in determining who should be tested, when they should be tested, and the appropriate test to administer for specific settings given the current context of the COVID-19 pandemic in California. As more Californians become vaccinated, adapting testing guidance to focus testing on high-risk populations and individuals who have not been vaccinated allows us to further mitigate the spread of the virus. 

Statewide COVID-19 Data as of Today

  • California has 3,690,868 confirmed cases to date. Numbers may not represent true day-over-day change as reporting of test results can be delayed.
  • There were 874 newly recorded confirmed cases Sunday.
  • The 7-day positivity rate is 0.7%.
  • There have been 66,762,795 tests conducted in California. This represents an increase of 180,142 during the prior 24-hour reporting period.
  • There have been 62,473 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
  • As of June 7, providers have reported administering a total of 38,523,717 vaccine doses statewide. The CDC reports that 46,847,390 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.

California Covid-19 by the numbers

ADDITIONAL DATA & UPDATES

Tracking COVID-19 in California

Vaccine Eligibility

Vaccination appointments for individuals aged 12+ can be made by visiting myturn.ca.gov. The consent of a parent or legal guardian may be needed for those between the ages of 12 and 17 to receive a vaccination. 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 June 1)

  • 0 counties in the Purple (widespread) Tier
  • 4 counties in the Red (substantial) Tier
  • 35 counties in Orange (moderate) Tier
  • 19 counties in Yellow (minimal) Tier

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

Health Care Workers

As of of June 6, local health departments have reported 111,734 confirmed positive cases in health care workers and 467 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 May 23 to May 29, the average time patients waited for test results was under one day. During this same time period, 88% of patients received test results in one day and 97% received them within two days.

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)

As of May 31, there have been 527 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, it's your turn now! Californians age 12+ are eligible to make appointments or go to a walk-in site for vaccination.
  • 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. Regardless of vaccination status, face coverings are required indoors with a few exceptions. Read the latest face covering guidance.
  • 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 and school 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.

Note: When California fully reopens the economy on June 15, CDPH will continue to issue COVID-19 updates via news release Monday through Friday, but not on weekends and holidays. As always, data will be available and updated daily on both covid19.ca.gov and cdph.ca.gov/covid19.
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