On Tuesday, the California Department of Public Health 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.

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

► Unvaccinated people were 7.2 times more likely to get COVID-19 (data from Nov. 7-13).

► Unvaccinated people were 13.1 times more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 (data from Oct. 31 to Nov. 6).

► Unvaccinated people were 15.8 times more likely to die from COVID-19 (data from Oct. 24-30).

Vaccinations

► 58,286,182 total vaccines administered.

► 76.2% of the eligible population (5+) has been vaccinated with at least one dose.

► 138,347 people a day are receiving COVID-19 vaccination (average daily dose count over 7 days).

Cases

► California has 4,806,510 confirmed cases to date.

► Today’s average case count is 4,099 (average daily case count over 7 days).

Testing

► The testing positivity rate is 3.0% (average rate over 7 days).

Hospitalizations

► There are 3,540 hospitalizations statewide.

► There are 914 ICU patients statewide.

Deaths

► There have been 73,712 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

► COVID-19 claims the lives of 53 Californians each day (average daily death count over 7 days).

Omicron Variant

CDPH issued a statement on the Omicron variant on Nov. 28. The recent emergence of the Omicron variant further emphasizes the importance of getting a vaccine, booster and taking prevention efforts needed to protect against COVID-19. For more information about the variant, see the Omicron variant fact sheet.  

Get vaccinated

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, according to the CDPH. With the combination of colder weather keeping people indoors, the waning of vaccine and natural immunity, and more mingling among non-household members, public health officials urge Californians to get vaccinated and boosted as soon as possible to help prevent a possible winter surge in COVID-19 cases.

The state’s guidance on boosters is in alignment with the CDC. It is recommended that every vaccinated adult 18 years or older should get a booster as long as they received their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at least six months ago or they received their Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two months ago.

Vaccination appointments can be made by visiting myturn.ca.gov 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 5+.

Actions save lives

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

► Celebrate safely: Take commonsense steps this holiday season to protect yourself, your family and your community as you celebrate the holiday season.

► 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 of more cloth layers. No matter what kind of mask you wear, check the fit by avoiding gaps above the nose or on the sides.

► 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 5+ 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.

► My Vaccine Record is an easy way to show vaccination status at venues or businesses that require proof of vaccination. Visit myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov today to get your vaccine record.

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