COVID-19 Statewide Update

Update for August 13, 2020

California now has 593,141confirmed cases of COVID-19, resulting in 10,808 deaths. The number of COVID-related deaths increased by 1.5 percent from Tuesday's total of 10,648. The number of COVID-19 diagnostic test results in California reached a total of 9,445,493, an increase of 142,026 tests since Tuesday. The rate of positive tests over the last 14 days is 5.9 percent.

Note: Today’s case counts include backlogged cases that would have been reported in earlier days and weeks and are not an accurate representation of cases reported in the prior 24 hours.

Updated August 13, 2020 at 11:30 a.m.  with data from August 12. 

How are COVID-19 cases progressing?

There were 7,085 new confirmed cases Wednesday. Numbers may not represent true day-over-day change as reporting of test results can be delayed. The total number of deaths is 10,808, an increase of 160 from Tuesday.

What is the current state of test results reported?

Note: 4/3 and 4/22 testing counts have been adjusted in charts to correct for anomalous reported values.

Who is getting infected with COVID-19?

The distribution of confirmed COVID-19 cases reveals significant disparities within California’s overall racial and ethnic demographics, with Latino and Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander groups having a disproportionate proportion of cases relative to their population in the state. Additional disparities are evident in COVID-19 deaths, as seen here. California adults who are Black, Latino, or Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander have disproportionately more deaths compared with their population in the state. Structural racism, poverty and the increased likelihood of having underlying conditions, such as heart disease and lung disease, are likely to contribute to this disparity. There is a similar proportion of male and female cases in California, but there is a disproportionate proportion of deaths among males than their population.

Note: Percentages may not add up to 100% due to rounding. Ethnicity of deceased is available for a subset of the total number of deaths as reported by law enforcement. In percent of California population, Other appears as zero because it is not used in making population estimates.

How are COVID-19 cases progressing in each county?

How many hospitalizations are there?

Between Tuesday and Wednesday, there were 206 fewer hospitalizations due to confirmed COVID-19 and 27 fewer cases in intensive care units.