Sacramento–California now has 33,261 confirmed cases and 1,268 deaths, according to the California Department of Public Health.
Racial Demographics – A More Complete Picture
The California Department of Public Health is committed to health equity and collecting more detailed racial and ethnic data that will provide additional understanding for determining future action. Health outcomes are affected by forces including structural racism, poverty and the disproportionate prevalence of underlying conditions such as asthma and heart disease among Latinos and Black Californians. Only by looking at the full picture can we understand how to ensure the best outcomes for all Californians.
The differences in health outcomes are most stark in our COVID-19 death rates. We have nearly complete data on deaths, and we are seeing these trends: Whites and Asians are underrepresented in the number of COVID-19 deaths for adults 18-64 years of age and older compared to their population numbers, while Latinos are dying at disproportionately high rates in that same age group. Black Californians are overrepresented relative to their population representation in deaths for all adults 18 and older. White Californians 65 and older have a higher proportion of deaths than their population numbers.
For additional information, please go to the California Cases and Deaths associated with COVID‐19 by Race and Ethnicity (PDF) web page.
Health Care Worker Infection Rates
As of April 20, local health departments have reported 3,704 confirmed positive cases in health care workers. This includes on-the-job exposures, and other exposures, such as travel and close family contact. As testing capacity continues to increase, and more tests are being conducted directly in physician’s offices and processed through commercial laboratories, local public health officials will not be able to report the source of exposure for every affected health care worker.
Testing in California
As of April 20, more than 300,100 tests had been conducted in California. At least 292,906 results have been received and another 7,200 are pending. These numbers include data California has received from commercial, private and academic labs, including Quest, LabCorp, Kaiser, University of California and Stanford, and the 22 state and county health labs currently testing.