Los Angeles Times

Tracking COVID-19 in California

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729
hospitalized patients
as of July 6
433
deaths
from April 1 to June 29

Note to readers

This tracker is no longer being maintained.

Numbers and graphics on this page will continue to update automatically but may become out of date as public health agencies wind down reporting of various COVID-19 metrics.

This page tracks the latest available data on COVID-19 hospitalizations, cases, deaths, variants and vaccinations from the California Department of Public Health. The most recent case and deaths counts are artificially low because of lags in reporting time.

Statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations

Since case and testing numbers have become increasingly unreliable measures of the virus’ prevalence in a community, state officials now use COVID-19 hospitalizations as a key indicator. This metric has “shown 99% concordance” with community levels, according to the CDPH.

As of July 6, there were 729 hospitalized patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 statewide, a change of 35% from two weeks ago.

Intensive care and other hospitalized patients

Hospitalizations by county

To keep tabs on available beds, officials watch out for rapid increases in the number of infected patients.

Recent deaths

Since the start of the pandemic, 108,019 Californians have died of COVID-19. In the last 90 days, 433 state residents have died.

The number of deaths due to COVID-19 in the last 22 days is incomplete due to the time it takes to process death certificates. Earlier dates’ totals will be updated as new information is released.

Seven-day average

Statewide vaccinations

About 72.8% of Californians have completed a primary series of a COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna, Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson.

The CDPH and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend everyone who is eligible get an updated booster to increase immunity against new variants of the virus. As of July 10, 14.9% of residents are up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations.

In June, CDPH changed the way it tracks booster data. Instead of separately counting people receiving the primary series, booster and updated booster, the agency now counts those who are “up-to-date” with their vaccinations. This figure is calculated out of the total population rather than the booster-eligible population.

Vaccinations by county