California COVID-19 Race and Ethnicity Data roughly in Line with Its Overall Diversity

Sacramento–California now has 22,348 confirmed cases and 687 deaths, according to California Department of Public Health.

Racial Demographics
This initial information, representing 62 percent of COVID-19 cases and 86 percent of deaths, shows the race and ethnicity data is roughly in line with the diversity of California overall.

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Health Care Worker Infection Rates
As of April 12, local health departments have reported 2,501 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 12, more than 212,900 tests had been conducted in California. At least 199,667 results have been received and another 13,200 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.