By midweek, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) had reported 4,043,407 confirmed cases of COVID-19. This number includes 9,748 newly reported confirmed cases since Monday.

Cases are increasing statewide, largely among unvaccinated populations. For the week of Aug. 7, 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 8.2 per 100,000 per day.

The vast majority of new cases are among the unvaccinated with 600-percent higher case rates among the unvaccinated than for those who are vaccinated.

The seven-day positivity rate is 5.8 percent. There have been 77,638,353 tests conducted in California, representing an increase of 263,855 during the prior 24-hour reporting period.

There have been 64,201 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic. As of Aug. 7, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 78.5 percent of eligible Californians have received at least one dose. Providers have reported to CDPH that a total of 45,454,770 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.

As of Aug. 16, there have been 594 cases of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome Children (MISC) reported statewide. MISC is a rare inflammatory condition associated with COVID-19 that can damage multiple organs. When infected, hospitalization is required as the illness can be life-threatening.

The risk for COVID-19 exposure and infection continues as a number of Californians remain unvaccinated. With the emergence of the more transmissible Delta variant, there is a renewed urgency to get all eligible Californians vaccinated as quickly as possible and complete their two-dose vaccination process if they are receiving Pfizer or Moderna.

Vaccination appointments for individuals aged 12 years and older can be made by visiting myturn.ca.gov. The consent of a parent or legal guardian may be needed for those between the ages of 12 and 17 years to receive a vaccination. Visit Vaccinate All 58 to learn more about the safe and effective vaccines available.