Today, April 27, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response.

Masking Update

CDPH issued the following statement in response to today’s announcement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to update masking guidance for fully vaccinated Americans.

“We have reviewed and support the CDC’s new masking recommendations and are working quickly to align California’s guidance with these common sense updates,” said State Public Health Officer Dr. Tomás Aragón, Director of CDPH. “While more than 50% of Californians 16+ are partially or fully vaccinated, many others are still not vaccinated, and the threat of variants remains. We continue to urge all eligible Californians to get vaccinated to help us move past this pandemic.”

Statewide COVID-19 Data as of April 27

•    California has 3,633,185 confirmed cases to date. Numbers may not represent true day-over-day change as reporting of test results can be delayed.

•    There were 1,445 newly recorded confirmed cases Monday.

•    The 7-day positivity rate is 1.2%.

•    There have been 59,484,125 tests conducted in California. This represents an increase of 156,757 during the prior 24-hour reporting period.

•    There have been 60,208 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

As of April 27, providers have reported administering a total of 28,682,914 vaccine doses statewide. The CDC reports that 36,545,160 doses have been delivered to entities within the state. 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.

Vaccine eligibility

Individuals age 16+ are eligible to make an appointment to be vaccinated. Visit myturn.ca.gov to make an appointment or visit Vaccinate All 58 to learn more about the safe and effective vaccines available.

All counties are 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. As always, local public health departments may implement policies that are more restrictive than the state.

There are 0 counties in the Purple (widespread) Tier

•    13 counties in the Red (substantial) Tier

•    41 counties in Orange (moderate) Tier

•    4 counties in Yellow (minimal) Tier

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