The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response. By mid week, California had 4,557,285 confirmed cases to date. Numbers may not represent true day-over-day change as reporting of test results can be delayed.
There were 4,091 newly reported confirmed cases as of Oct. 12.
For the week of Sept. 19 – 25, the average case rate among unvaccinated Californians age 16 or older is 43.5 per 100,000 per day and the average case rate among vaccinated Californians age 16 or older is significantly lower, at 6.1 per 100,000 per day.
The great majority of new cases are among unvaccinated individuals. The rate among the unvaccinated is 7.1 times the rate among the vaccinated.
There have been 96,482,901 tests conducted in California. This represents an increase of 285,722 during the prior 24-hour reporting period.
There have been 69,756 COVID-19 deaths in California since the start of the pandemic.
As of Oct, 12, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 85.1 percent of eligible Californians have received at least one dose. Providers have reported to CDPH that a total of 50,679,798 vaccine doses have been administered statewide. Numbers do not represent true day-to-day change as reporting may be delayed.
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+ 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 to receive a vaccination. Visit https://www.vaccinateall58.com/ to learn more about the safe and effective vaccines available.