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California Department of Public Health releases most recent COVID-19 statistics

On Friday, August 20, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

Statewide COVID-19 data as of Friday, August 20

  • California has 4,084,799 confirmed cases to date. Numbers may not represent true day-over-day change as reporting of test results can be delayed.
  • There were 14,716 newly reported confirmed cases Thursday.
  • Cases are increasing statewide, largely among unvaccinated populations.
    • For the week of August 9 – August 15, the average case rate among unvaccinated Californians is 51 per 100,000 per day and the average case rate among vaccinated Californians is significantly lower at 7.6 per 100,000 per day.
    • The vast majority of new cases are among the unvaccinated with 500% higher case rates among the unvaccinated than for those who are vaccinated.
  • The 7-day positivity rate is 6.1%.
  • There have been 78,486,455 tests conducted in California. This represents an increase of 339,264 during the prior 24-hour reporting period.
  • There have been 64,503 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
  • As of August 20, according to the CDC, 78.9% of eligible Californians have received at least one dose. Providers have reported to CDPH that a total of 45,790,177 vaccine doses have been administered statewide. 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.
The article above was released by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).