Coronavirus in California by the numbers

In Summary

Developments in the coronavirus pandemic are changing rapidly. We're working to track the latest California data. Find updates here.

California’s public health department announced the first two cases of coronavirus in the state on Jan. 26. By March 30, the state reported 5,763 people have tested positive and 135 have died. But testing has lagged, and only those with serious symptoms are being tested; the actual number of infected people is much larger.

Officials warn that as the number of people who are seriously ill increases, hospitals will be overwhelmed. Gov. Gavin Newsom said California needs an extra 50,000 hospital beds and millions more in protective gear units – from N95 respirators to medical gloves.

Here is a breakdown of cases by age, the state’s growing testing capacity, and a look at what personal protective equipment still is needed.  

This dashboard will be updated regularly with confirmed data from the state’s department of public health. For additional information, check trackers based on local health agencies and others at The San Francisco Chronicle or the Los Angeles Times.

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