COVID-19 Statewide Update

Update for September 22, 2020

California now has 784,324 confirmed cases of COVID-19, resulting in 15,071 deaths. The number of COVID-related deaths increased by 0.4 percent from Sunday's total of 15,018. The number of COVID-19 diagnostic test results in California reached a total of 13,804,055, an increase of 131,273 tests since Sunday. The rate of positive tests over the last 14 days is 3.0 percent. 

Updated September 22, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. with data from September 21.

How are COVID-19 cases progressing?

There were 2,630 new confirmed cases Monday. Numbers do not represent true day-over-day change as these results include cases from prior to yesterday. The total number of deaths is 15,071, an increase of 53 from Sunday.

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 Sunday and Monday, there were 59 additional hospitalizations due to confirmed COVID-19 and 12 fewer cases in intensive care units.