Update for May 8, 2021

As of May 8, California has 3,652,692 confirmed cases of COVID-19, resulting in 61,167 deaths.

Cases
3,652,692 total
1,945 today
3.8 new cases per 100K
Deaths
61,167 total
140 today
0.06 new deaths per 100K
Tests
61,585,617 total
246,668 today
1.2% test positivity
Vaccines Administered
32,139,224 total

Updated May 8, 2021, with data from May 7, 2021.

Note: Case rate is based on a 7-day average with a 7-day lag. Rates of deaths is based on a 7-day average with a 21-day lag due to delays in reporting. Test positivity is based on a 7-day average with no lag. Directional change is compared to the prior 7-day period. Data is provided by the California Department of Public Health. The population denominators used for the per 100K rates come from the California Department of Finance’s population projections for 2020.

Vaccination data

COVID-19 vaccination is one of the most important tools to end the pandemic. We’re tracking the progress of vaccinating Californians across the state.

See the data statewide and in each county

Daily cases and deaths

California has 3,652,692 confirmed cases of COVID-19, resulting in 61,167 deaths.

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Testing for COVID-19

The number of COVID-19 diagnostic test results in California reached a total of 61,585,617, an increase of 246,668 tests from the prior day total. The rate of positive tests over the last 7 days is 1.2%.

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Impact on hospitals and ICUs

The number of hospitalizations due to confirmed and suspected COVID-19 cases in California reached a total of 1,867, a decrease of 8 from the prior day total. The number of ICU patients due to confirmed and suspected COVID-19 cases in California reached a total of 419, an increase of 2 from the prior day total.

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More data and tools

California has collected a wide range of data to inform its response to COVID-19. We’ve developed tools to process and analyze this data. These data and tools are available to the public.

This data drives decisions that keep California healthy and safe

California’s county risk levels

WIDESPREAD

Many non-essential indoor business operations are closed

SUBSTANTIAL

Some non-essential indoor business operations are closed

MODERATE

Some indoor business operations are open with modifications

MINIMAL

Most indoor business operations are open with modifications

Current tier assignments as of May 4, 2021

All data and tier assignments are updated weekly every Tuesday.

All data and tier assignments are based on results from week ending April 24, 2021. See how tiers are assigned and changed, as well as county historical data (California Blueprint Data Chart) at CDPH’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy framework. Learn about regional ICU capacity at CDPH’s ICU Data.

Infections by group

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 number of cases relative to their population in the state. Additional COVID-19 race and ethnicity data is available.

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