Coronavirus: How bad is it in Sonoma? LA TIMES has best coverage

LA Times: Tracking the coronavirus in California

2,629,385 confirmed cases +5,752 today +49,319 yesterday
29,300 deaths +50 today +685 yesterday
652,128 vaccines administered +65,749 on Friday
Sonoma County hospitalizations are growing with 110 confirmed. Zip code 95407 has highest rates (Roseland area) with 849.8 reported per 100,000 (metric).  We are in a straight up trajectory with average of 244 + new cases a day. Please click on link above for all graphs and statistics. Hospitals: Sutter ICU 96% filled, Petaluma Valley 91% full, Kaiser 89% full, Sonoma 86% full, Memorial 59% full. 

To better understand the COVID-19 pandemic, The Times is conducting an independent, continual survey of dozens of local health agencies across the state. So far today, 29 of the 61 agencies have reported new numbers.

What we know

The latest totals

Coronavirus can infect people so rapidly that it has continued to spread despite shutdown orders aimed at slowing the growth of new cases and flattening the line below.

So far, 1 out of every 15 people in the state has tested positive. The number statewide is now on pace to double every 41.7 days, a number used to measure how quickly the virus is spreading.

Local governments announce new cases and deaths each day, though bottlenecks in bureaucracy can introduce delays. For instance, some agencies do not report new totals on holidays and weekends, leading to lower numbers on those days.

Over the past week, the state has averaged 42,464 new cases and 412 new deaths per day. Experts say the true number of people infected is unknown and likely much higher than official tallies.

The charts here will update when today’s Times survey of the state’s 61 health agencies is complete.

Seven-day averages offer a more stable view of the trend than daily totals. On the cases chart, gray bars mark when errors in a state computer system delayed the tabulation of new cases.

Track hospitals in California 

Follow the data and look up the latest patient numbers and beds at hundreds of hospitals across the state.

Where new cases are concentrated

State officials study the latest data and then rate regions and counties to determine when and how businesses reopen.

The government doesn‘t release enough data to replicate its analysis, but the rate of new cases per 100,000 residents over the last seven days provides insight into where the virus is spreading.

After adjusting for population, the virus is now categorized as widespread in 54 the state’s 58 counties, which results in stricter rules being put into place. Together they are home to 99% of California residents.

Times survey of county and local health departments