SLO County reports only 25 new cases over the weekend
SACRAMENTO – Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates to the state’s COVID-19 response.
Statewide COVID-19 Data as of Today
California has 3,504,652 confirmed cases to date. Numbers may not represent true day-over-day change as reporting of test results can be delayed.
There were 3,258 newly recorded confirmed cases Sunday.
The 7-day positivity rate is 2.1 percent, and the 14-day positivity rate is 2.2 percent.
There have been 49,922,499 tests conducted in California. This represents an increase of 276,485 during the prior 24-hour reporting period.
As case numbers continue to rise in California, the total number of individuals who will have serious outcomes will also increase. There have been 54,224 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
As of Mar. 8, providers have reported administering a total of 10,512,860 vaccine doses statewide. The CDC reports that 13,345,790 doses have been delivered to entities within the state, and 14,503,895 vaccine doses, which includes the first and second dose, have been shipped. Numbers do not represent true day-to-day change as reporting may be delayed.
247 deaths 1.2 percent death rate (difference being the 278 active cases)
North County Overview
Paso Robles 3926
San Miguel 496
ASH (Patients) 206
Santa Margarita 131
Under Investigation 31
Multiple variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 have been identified globally during the COVID-19 pandemic. These genetic mutations are expected, and some emerge and then disappear, while others persist or become common. Most variants do not have a meaningful impact. Public health becomes concerned about a variant when it affects COVID-19 transmission, severity, testing, treatment, or vaccine effectiveness. Get more information on the variants CDPH is currently monitoring.
Blueprint for a Safer Economy
With the Regional Stay at Home Order rescinded statewide as of Jan. 25, all counties are now under the rules and framework of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy and color-coded tiers that indicate which activities and businesses are open based on local case rates and test positivity.
Blueprint Summary (as of Mar. 2)
40 counties in the Purple (widespread) Tier
16 counties in the Red (substantial) Tier, San Luis Obispo County advanced to on Mar. 3
In order to increase the pace of COVID-19 vaccine distribution to those at most significant risk, the state is prioritizing individuals 65 and older to receive the vaccine as demand subsides among health care workers. This effort will help to reduce hospitalizations and save lives. To sign up for a notification when you’re eligible for a vaccine, please visit myturn.ca.gov. For more information on the vaccine effort, visit the Vaccinate All 58 webpage.
CDPH has issued an updated travel advisory. Postponing travel and staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. Non-essential travelers from other states or countries are strongly discouraged from entering California and should adhere to the state’s self-quarantine procedures for ten days.
Health Care Workers
As of Mar. 7, local health departments have reported 97,693 confirmed positive cases in health care workers and 406 deaths statewide.
Testing Turnaround Time
The testing turnaround time dashboard reports how long California patients are waiting for COVID-19 test results. During the week of Feb. 21 to Feb. 27, the average time patients waited for test results was 1.2 days. During this same time period, 78 percent of patients received test results in one day, and 94 percent received them within two days.
Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)
As of Mar. 1, 331 cases of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) have been reported statewide. MIS-C is a rare inflammatory condition associated with COVID-19 that can damage multiple organ systems. MIS-C can require hospitalization and be life-threatening.
If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or body aches), call your health care provider.