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State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

Date: November 2, 2021

Number: NR21-318


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. The most up to date data is available on the state’s COVID-19 data dashboard.

Statewide COVID-19 Data as of Today


  • California has 4,671,147 confirmed cases to date.
  • Today's average case count is 5,039 (average daily case count over 7 days).


  • There are 4,257 hospitalizations statewide.
  •   There are 1,000 ICU patients statewide.


  • There have been 71,570 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
  • COVID-19 claims the lives of 68 Californians each day (average daily death count over 7 days).


  • 53,275,699 total vaccines administered.
  • 80.9% of the eligible population (12+) has been vaccinated with at least one dose.
  • 145,356 people a day are receiving COVID-19 vaccination (average daily dose count over 7 days).


  • The testing positivity rate is 2.2% (average rate over 7 days).

Cases, hospitalizations and deaths are largely occurring among unvaccinated populations. See the data for unvaccinated and vaccinated cases, hospitalizations and deaths.

  • Unvaccinated people were 6.9 times more likely to get COVID-19 (data from October 12 to October 18, 2021).
  • Unvaccinated people were 9.9 times more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 (data from October 5, 2021 to October 11, 2021).
  • Unvaccinated people were 15.0 times more likely to die from COVID-19 (data from September 28, 2021 to October 4, 2021).


Tracking COVID-19 in California

Stop the Spread: Get Vaccinated for COVID-19

The risk for COVID-19 exposure and infection continues as a number of Californians remain unvaccinated. Real-world evidence continues to show that the vaccine is preventing severe illness, hospitalization, and death. With the more transmissible Delta variant, there is additional urgency to get all eligible Californians fully vaccinated as quickly as possible, completing a two-dose vaccination process if they are receiving Pfizer or Moderna.

CDPH is working with local partners and health care providers to administer booster doses to all Californians who are eligible, including those aged 65+ and the immunocompromised, to ensure they maintain optimal protection from COVID-19 heading into the winter season. Boosters are recommended for all Johnson & Johnson vaccine recipients aged 18 and older who were vaccinated two or more months ago. The CDC and Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup have declared the following groups of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna recipients eligible for a booster dose six months or more after their initial series:

  • 65 years and older
  • Age 18+ who live in long-term care settings
  • Age 18+ who have underlying medical conditions
  • Age 18+ who work or live in high-risk settings
  • Age 18+ who are at increased risk due to social inequity

Vaccination appointments for eligible individuals can be made by visiting or calling 1-833-422- 4255. The consent of a parent or legal guardian may be needed for those under the age of 18 to receive a vaccination. Visit Vaccinate All 58 to learn more about the safe and effective vaccines available.

Testing Turnaround Time

The testing turnaround time dashboard reports how long California patients are waiting for COVID-19 test results. During the week of October 17 to October 23, the average time patients waited for test results was 1.0 days. During this same time period, 78% of patients received test results in one day and 96% received them within two days.

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)

As of November 1, there have been 690 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 for COVID-19 and flu, it's your turn now! It's recommended for everyone over six months of age to be vaccinated for the flu. For COVID-19, Californians age 12+ are eligible to make appointments or go to a walk-in site for vaccination. You can get your flu and COVID-19 vaccines on the same day.
  • California’s Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record is an easy way to show vaccination status at venues or businesses that require proof of vaccination. Visit today to get your vaccine record
  • If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or body aches), get tested, call your health care provider, and stay home and away from others.

  • 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.

  • Avoid crowded venues or areas when cases are high.

  • 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.

  • Local health jurisdictions can implement protocols that are stricter than state guidance. Check with your local health department about local conditions.

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