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.
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.