In summary

Which California counties have the highest rates of coronavirus hospitalization? CalMatters is following confirmed and suspected cases. Some are a surprise.

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CalMatters is tracking California hospitalizations, by county, of people who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 disease, and people suspected of having the disease.

UPDATE: 3/25/21
1. The damage has been repaired 🙂

UPDATE: 3/24/21
1. California Department of Public Health has yet again changed their API and it has, again, prevented this dashboard from updating. We are working to get this corrected. If you are growing frustrated about the lack of consistency in delivering this vital data to you, feel free to contact CDPH and let them know.

UPDATE: 3/18/21
1. Recent unexpected changes to the data pipeline the California Department of Public Health provided has broken our dashboard as of March 11. We are working to fix this, please have patience.

2. Looks like we’re back in business.

UPDATE: 3/16/21
No longer tracking hospital surge bed counts.

CalMatters investigative and data-driven reporting is supported by the Inasmuch Foundation, previously known as the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation.

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John Osborn D'Agostino

John Osborn D’Agostino is an award-winning web developer, data journalist and game designer. Previously, he's worked with The Hechinger Report, EdSource, the East Bay Express, Berkeleyside, and the North...

Lo Bénichou is a visual journalist at CalMatters. Prior to joining the team, they worked at Mapbox and at a number of media organizations like WIRED, Youth Radio, KQED, NPR. At Mapbox, they supported...