LA TIMES: Tracking the coronavirus in California

Tracking the coronavirus in California

2,951,771 confirmed cases None yet today

1,188,703 vaccines administered +119,829 on Friday

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 41,244 new cases and 528.6 new deaths per day. Experts say the true number of people infected is unknown and likely much higher than official tallies.

What we know


About 3.14 million doses of coronavirus vaccine have been shipped to California counties and healthcare systems. To date, 1,188,703 shots of the two-dose vaccine have been administered, about 37.8% of the total supply. The state public health department has not released the number of individual people vaccinated.

The state provides a regional breakdown of the number of doses administered that have been administered since Jan. 15.

Region One
478,925 doses administered
Los Angeles, Orange, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura counties
Region Two
301,172 doses administered
Alameda, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma counties
Region Three
22,934 doses administered
Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Yuba counties
Region Four
64,413 doses administered
Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Yolo counties
Region Five
39,965 doses administered
Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Tulare counties
Region Six
166,977 doses administered
Imperial, Inyo, Mono, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego counties

The first inoculations are being administered to healthcare workers who face the greatest exposure to the virus and residents of long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes. Officials are still drafting a plan on how to roll out the vaccine beyond the initial group. It is unclear when essential workers and other Californians will have access.

Phase 1

Healthcare workers, long-term care residents and people age 65+

Doctors and nurses on the front lines are now receiving shots. Other healthcare workers, nursing homes and seniors are all eligible in this step.

Phase 2

Essential workers

Emergency personnel, teachers and farmworkers are expected to be next in line. There is no start date. Who else will qualify is undecided.

Phase 3

Everyone else

It’s unclear how long the rest of California’s nearly 40 million residents may wait. Experts say shots may be readily available by late spring or summer.