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 State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

Date: July 12, 2021
Number: NR21-219
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 K-12 Schools Guidance

CDPH has released updated COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools in California, 2021-22 School Year, which follows Friday's statement on the matter. The guidance aligns California school policy with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) updated recommendations for K-12 schools.

 

It is the state's goal that all students must have access to safe and full in-person instruction for the 2021-22 school year. The guidance emphasizes the following: vaccination for all eligible individuals to get COVID-19 rates down throughout the community; continued masking in schools, which enables no minimum physical distancing, allowing all students access to full in-person learning, and more targeted quarantine practices, keeping students in school; and access to a robust COVID-19 testing program as an available additional safety layer. Recent evidence indicates that in-person instruction can occur safely without minimum physical distancing requirements when other mitigation strategies (such as masking) are fully implemented. 

Statewide COVID-19 Data as of Today

  • California has 3,733,743 confirmed cases to date. Numbers may not represent true day-over-day change as reporting of test results can be delayed.
  • There were 8,910 newly reported confirmed cases between Friday and Sunday. Data on cases, deaths, and testing is not reported on weekends or state holidays. This data is reported on the first day following the weekend or holiday. Data on administered vaccines is reported daily.
  • The 7-day positivity rate is 2.6%.
  • There have been 71,038,074 tests conducted in California. This represents an increase of 460,959 during the prior 24-hour reporting period.
  • There have been 63,472 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
  • As of July 12, providers have reported administering a total of 42,458,868 vaccine doses statewide. The CDC reports that 48,548,885 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.

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 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.

Health Care Workers

As of of July 11, local health departments have reported 113,884 confirmed positive cases in health care workers and 477 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 June 27 to July 3, the average time patients waited for test results was under one day. During this same time period, 87% of patients received test results in one day and 97% received them within two days.

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)

As of July 5, there have been 567 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.

Keep California Healthy 

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.
  • Wear a mask when required. Read the latest face covering guidance.
  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Delay travel (both domestic and international) until you are fully vaccinated. Read the CDC’s full travel guidance
  • 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.

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