Latest COVID-19 Shows CA Death Toll Continues To Rise

The California Department of Public Health Tuesday announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. California now has 81,795 confirmed cases, and state health officials report a total of 3,334 people have died from the virus.

So far, there have been 1,339,316 COVID-19 tests conducted in the state and reported to the California Department of Public Health. That number includes tests performed by commercial, private, and academic labs. In addition there are 25 state and county health labs currently testing.

The state also publishes this data on the website update.covid19.ca.gov, where they also track virus cases throughout the state and each individual county according to gender, age, and ethnicity.

Governor Gavin Newsom and state health officials like the Health and Human Services Agency Secretary, Dr. Mark Ghaly, and the State Public Health Officer and CDPH Director, Dr. Sonia Angell, continue to claim there are differences in health outcomes related to COVID-19 infections and deaths. They say overall, for adults 18 and older, Latinos, African Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders are dying at disproportionately higher rates than their Caucasian counterparts. The proportion of COVID-19 deaths in African Americans is almost double their population representation for all adults, according to the state's data. For Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, overall numbers are low, but officials say the data shows they are dying from the virus at level nearly three-times greater than percentage of the population. More men are dying from the virus than women, which is what we're seeing nationally.

More information is available at COVID-19 Race and Ethnicity Data.

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