California

Cases

New CA Cases

September 18
+4,546
Trend
Flat

New CA Deaths

September 18
+100
Trend
Flat

Total CA Cases

Confirmed cases
780,225
Deaths
14,912

Tests in CA

Positive-Test Rate
3.3%

County Trends

Rising
15
Falling
22
Flat
21

Total County Cases

>10,000 1,001-10,000 101-1,000 11-100 1-10 0

By County

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More than 50% increase in 7-day average of new cases, compared with one week ago
10-50% increase in 7-day average of new cases, compared with one week ago
County Confirmed New cases yesterday Deaths
Los Angeles 258,587 1,244 6,330
San Diego 44,007 388 757
Riverside 56,681 307 1,153
San Bernardino 51,750 283 858
Orange 51,646 247 1,123
Santa Clara 20,129 238 295
Sacramento 21,171 210 375
Alameda 20,364 202 370
Kern 31,261 113 350
Sonoma 6,987 113 114
Kings 7,268 110 77
Fresno 27,487 106 355
Contra Costa 15,734 94 199
Ventura 12,167 94 143
San Joaquin 19,793 92 414
Tulare 15,599 82 256
Stanislaus 16,229 79 329
Imperial 11,534 77 312
San Francisco 10,640 71 96
Santa Barbara 8,846 43 110
Marin 6,557 35 112
Merced 8,750 31 134
Solano 6,085 31 55
San Luis Obispo 3,360 28 27
Madera 4,296 26 58
Lake 459 26 10
Monterey 9,360 23 66
Placer 3,407 22 41
Butte 2,720 16 35
Santa Cruz 2,189 14 8
Napa 1,600 13 13
San Benito 1,272 12 11
Yolo 2,732 11 53
Sutter 1,642 11 10
Mendocino 833 11 18
Shasta 668 7 14
Colusa 509 7 6
Yuba 1,118 6 7
El Dorado 1,064 6 4
Calaveras 311 6 14
Nevada 506 3 6
Glenn 550 2 3
Tehama 487 2 4
Tuolumne 221 1 4
Mono 164 1 2
Siskiyou 161 1 0
Del Norte 136 1 1
San Mateo 9,332 0 142
Lassen 731 0 0
Humboldt 482 0 6
Amador 286 0 16
Inyo 187 0 14
Mariposa 75 0 2
Plumas 49 0 0
Modoc 23 0 0
Trinity 15 0 0
Sierra 6 0 0
Alpine 2 0 0

Tracker: Vaccine & Drug Development

Researchers worldwide are scrambling to develop vaccines and treatments for the coronavirus. SmartNews is tracking progress here.

UPDATES
1 day ago
Pfizer vaccine trial bets on early win against coronavirus, documents show
2 days ago
US outlines sweeping plan to provide free COVID-19 vaccines, officials say the shot wouldn’t be broadly available until the summer of 2021
2 days ago
Study hints antibody drug may cut COVID-19 hospitalizations
9/15/2020
Pfizer says coronavirus vaccine study shows mostly mild-to-moderate side effects
9/15/2020
There may not be enough coronavirus vaccine doses to quickly supply the world, Gates Foundation says
9/15/2020
The Food and Drug Administration is weighing whether to follow British regulators in resuming AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine trial
CNN
9/13/2020
Pfizer coronavirus vaccine could be given to Americans before end of the year, CEO says
9/12/2020
Oxford and AstraZeneca resume coronavirus vaccine trial
9/11/2020
Governments should begin prep for transporting COVID-19 vaccine, trade org urges
9/8/2020
AstraZeneca vaccine trial paused to investigate 'a potentially unexplained illness'
California
STATUS: CLOSING AGAIN
Cases
780,225 confirmed cases, with 4,546 new cases yesterday
Masks
Statewide mask mandate
Closures
Nursing-home visits; indoor performance venues; amusement parks
Fact
Yale economic study finds that the benefit of each additional cloth mask worn by the public is conservatively worth $3,000-$6,000. Read more »

Policy last updated: 9/1/2020

Timeline: The Road to Reopening

Tracking the latest information on preventive measures and policy changes as the U.S. combats the coronavirus and struggles with when and how to reopen its economy.

UPDATES
9/10/2020
California Supreme Court rejects lawsuits seeking to reopen schools during pandemic
8/31/2020
New Jersey, California allow indoor dining to resume, with limits
8/28/2020
California governor Newsom reveals stricter, “slower” Covid-19 reopening guidelines for businesses and schools
8/13/2020
California state senator: California needs to return to a shelter-in-place policy to crush coronavirus
7/20/2020
Newsom allows haircuts, salon services to resume outdoors amid coronavirus
7/19/2020
Los Angeles Mayor says economy reopened too quickly, warns of new stay-at-home order
7/17/2020
School classrooms in most California counties won’t open due to coronavirus surge
7/15/2020
California campuses likely to remain closed amid coronavirus spike, state schools chief says
7/13/2020
California orders statewide re-closure of indoor dining and bars as virus cases spike
7/13/2020
Los Angeles, San Diego public schools will be online-only this fall due to coronavirus

Coronavirus News

  • Sources: Johns Hopkins CSSE and The COVID Tracking Project
  • Disclaimer: This data changes rapidly, so what’s shown may be out of date. Table totals may not always represent an accurate sum.
  • †SmartNews is no longer displaying U.S. “recovered” data due to the lack of uniform reporting from state health departments.