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SACRAMENTO November 28, 2020 – The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19.
- California has 1,183,320 confirmed cases to date. Numbers may not represent true day-over-day change as reporting of test results can be delayed.
- There were 11,996 newly recorded confirmed cases Friday. Numbers do not represent true day-over-day change as these results include cases from prior to yesterday.
- The 7-day positivity rate is 6.0% and the 14-day positivity rate is 6.0%.
- There have been 23,573,182 tests conducted in California. This represents an increase of 257,264 over the prior 24-hour reporting period.
- As case numbers continue to rise in California, the total number of individuals who will have serious outcomes will also increase. There have been 19,089 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
County Tier Updates
Today CDPH updated the Blueprint for a Safer Economy county tiers based on data from November 16 to November 22, 2020 with a four-day lag.
Nine counties are moving to more restrictive tiers:
- Red (substantial) to Purple (widespread) Tier: Calaveras, Lake, Plumas, San Mateo and San Francisco
- Orange (moderate) to Purple (widespread) Tier: Modoc
- Orange (moderate) to Red (substantial) Tier: Alpine, Inyo, and Mariposa.
Counties are required to implement these tier changes on Sunday, November 29.
Testing Turnaround Time
The testing turnaround dashboard reports how long California patients are waiting for COVID-19 test results. California has worked to reduce testing turnaround times in recent weeks to help curb the spread of the virus. During the week of November 8 to November 14, the average time patients waited for test results was 1.3 days. During this same time period, 60 percent of patients received test results in 1 day and 88 percent received them within 2 days. The testing turnaround time dashboard is updated weekly. At this time, all four tiers in the Testing Prioritization Guidance, originally issued July 14, 2020, have equal priority for testing.
Blueprint for a Safer Economy
Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, a statewide plan for reducing COVID-19 and keeping Californians healthy and safe. The plan imposes risk-based criteria on tightening and loosening COVID-19 allowable activities and expands the length of time between changes to assess how any movement affects the trajectory of the disease.
Californians can go to covid19.ca.gov to find out where their county falls and what activities are allowable in each county.
Data and Tools
A wide range of data and analysis guides California’s response to COVID-19. The state is making the data and its analytical tools available to researchers, scientists and the public at covid19.ca.gov.