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.
- 82,374,643 total vaccines administered.
- 72.3% of the population has been vaccinated with a primary series.
- 81,552 people a day are receiving COVID-19 vaccination (average daily dose count over 7 days).
- California has 10,458,792 confirmed cases to date.
- Today's average case count is 3,003 (average daily case count over 7 days).
- During August 2022, unvaccinated people were 2.7 times more likely to get COVID-19 than people who were vaccinated with at least a primary series.
- The testing positivity rate is 4.7% (average rate over 7 days).
- There are 1,746 hospitalizations statewide.
- There are 232 ICU patients statewide.
- During August 2022, unvaccinated people were 3.0 times more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 than people who were vaccinated with at least a primary series.
- There have been 95,604 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
- COVID-19 claims the lives of 19 Californians each day (average daily death count over 7 days).
- During August 2022, unvaccinated people were 3.3 times more likely to die from COVID-19 than people who were vaccinated with at least a primary series.
Updated Boosters for Children
California Health & Human Services and CDPH sent a statement today on the expanded eligibility for the updated Moderna and Pfizer boosters. Eligibility for the updated Moderna booster now extends to individuals 6 years of age and older and eligibility for the updated Pfizer booster now extends to individuals 5 years of age and older. This statement follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommendation and has the support of the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup.
Changes to Definition of Close Contact
CDPH is revising the definition of close contact related to COVID-19. The update, in keeping with the state's SMARTER plan, provides strategies for responding to direct and indirect COVID-19 exposure in indoor environments, and aligns with the most current science, data, and information. These changes take effect Friday, October 14.
The amended order can be viewed here, as well as a Q&A.
Slow the Spread: Get Vaccinated and Boosted for COVID-19
The risk for COVID-19 exposure and infection continues as a number of Californians remain unvaccinated and unboosted.
Real-world evidence continues to show that the vaccine prevents severe illness, hospitalization, and death. Public health officials urge Californians to get vaccinated and boosted as soon as they are eligible.
It is recommended that every individual six months of age and older receive their primary COVID-19 vaccine series and booster dose, if eligible.
Find a vaccine near you by visiting MyTurn or calling 1-833-422-4255. The consent of a parent or legal guardian may be needed for those under age 18 to receive a vaccination. Visit Vaccinate All 58 to learn more about the safe and effective vaccines available for all Californians six months of age and older.
If you have COVID-19 symptoms, talk to a health care provider right away to learn if you qualify for treatment. You can also find Test to Treat locations that offer COVID-19 testing and free treatment. If you are uninsured, find free Test to Treat services at OptumServe sites.
Your Actions Save Lives
Protect yourself, family, friends, and your community by following these prevention measures:
- Wear A Mask: California's mask guidance aligns with CDC COVID-19 Community Levels. Know your community level to evaluate risk and inform your decision on when to mask. Local jurisdictions may have additional requirements beyond the state requirements based on local conditions.
- Upgrade Your Mask: Good fit and filtration continue to be the best way to get the most out of your mask. The best masks for preventing COVID-19 include the N95, KN95 and KF94. If you don't have access to one of these masks, wear a surgical mask or a surgical mask with a cloth mask on top. If you choose a fabric mask, opt for one with three or more cloth layers. No matter what kind of mask you wear, check the fit by avoiding gaps above the nose or on the sides.
- My Vaccine Record is an easy way to show vaccination status at venues or businesses that require proof of vaccination. Visit the Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record website today to get your vaccine record.
- Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Answer the call or text if a contact tracer from the CA COVID Team or your local health department tries to connect.
- Sign-Up for COVID-19 Policy Alerts: COVID-19 Policy Alerts provide up-to-date information regarding CDPH COVID-19 guidance and policy, including changes to orders, mandatory guidance and more. Registrants will receive prompt email alerts to updated guidance and policy available on our website as well as accompanying translations. Sign-up for the COVID-19 Policy Alerts emails today.
- Check with your local health department about local conditions. Local health jurisdictions can implement protocols that are stricter than state guidance.
Tracking COVID-19 in California
Recommendations for a Healthy 2022–23 School Year
Health Care Workers
- As of October 11, local health departments have reported 181,612 confirmed positive cases in health care workers and 589 deaths statewide.
Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)
As of September 12, there have been 1,014 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.