Sacramento–The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. California now has 675 confirmed cases.
COVID-19 in California by the Numbers
Note: The following numbers reflect information received by local health jurisdictions as of 6 p.m. PDT March 18.
675 – Positive cases
16 – Deaths (including one non-California resident)
Ages of all confirmed positive cases:
- Age 0-17: 13 cases
- Age 18-64: 448 cases
- Age 65+: 209 cases
- Unknown: 5 cases
651 – Cases not related to repatriation flights
- 97– Travel-related
- 92 – Person to person
- 181 – Community transmission
- 281 – Under investigation
24 – Cases of positive tests related to federal repatriation flights
22 – State and county health labs currently testing
In order to better focus public health resources on the changing needs of California communities, on March 18, the state is no longer collecting information about California travelers returning from countries that have confirmed COVID-19 outbreaks. Community transmission of COVID-19 has been identified in California since late February, and since early March, most of the confirmed cases in the state were not related to travel outside of the United States.
Testing in California
As of 6 p.m. PDT on March 18, approximately 16,900 tests had been conducted in California. This includes the latest numbers California has received from commercial and private labs. At least 6,300 results have been received and another 10,000+ are pending.