Developments in the coronavirus pandemic are changing rapidly. We’re working to track the latest California data. Find updates here.
California — having declared a pandemic-induced state of emergency on March 4, followed by a shelter-in-place order two weeks later — is now struggling to figure out what to reopen as coronavirus hospitalizations have plateaued.
A state-forecasted patient surge in mid-May failed to materialize to the degree feared, but Gov. Gavin Newsom continues to warn that the coronavirus threat remains real and dangerous.
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The state has made progress on some goals, but lags well behind on others. Testing capacity remains insufficient, contact tracing is not yet up-to-speed throughout the state, and although the state did acquire 15,000 hotel and motel rooms for homeless Californians, thousands remain vacant while tens of thousands remain unsheltered.
Here is a look at what the state has and needs for its continued response, as well as a breakdown of testing, and data of positive cases by age, gender and ethnicity, which shows that the virus has taken a disproportionate toll on communities of color.
This dashboard will be updated regularly with confirmed data from the state’s department of public health and the governor’s office.
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