COVID-19 Statewide Update

Update for May 15, 2020

California now has 74,936 confirmed cases of COVID-19, resulting in 3,108 deaths. The number of COVID-related deaths increased by 2.5 percent from Wednesday’s total of 3,032. The number of COVID-19 diagnostic test results in California reached a total of 1,133,906, an increase of 29,255 tests since Wednesday. California’s hospitalizations due to COVID-19 decreased by 104 from Wednesday.

How are COVID-19 cases progressing?

Updated May 15, 2020 at 11:00 am.

There were 1,772 new confirmed cases Thursday. The total number of deaths is 3,108, an increase of 76 from Wednesday.

Note The decrease on April 12, 2020 may have resulted from fewer test results being read on Easter.

How are COVID-19 cases progressing in each county?

Who is getting infected with COVID-19?

The distribution of confirmed COVID-19 cases reveals significant disparities within California’s overall racial and ethnic demographics, with Latino and Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander groups having a disproportionate share of cases relative to their share of the population. Additional disparities are evident in COVID-19 deaths, as seen here. California adults who are Black, Latino, or Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander have disproportionately more deaths for their share of the population. Structural racism, poverty and the increased likelihood of having underlying conditions, such as heart disease and asthma, are likely to contribute to this disparity. While male and female Californians have a similar rate of confirmed cases, males account for a greater percentage of total deaths.

Note: Percentages may not add up to 100% due to rounding. Ethnicity of deceased is available for a subset of the total number of deaths as reported by law enforcement. In percent of California population, Other appears as zero because it is not used in making population estimates.

What is the current state of test results reported?

How many hospitalizations are there?

On Thursday, there were 104 fewer hospitalizations due to confirmed COVID-19 and 32 fewer cases in intensive care units.

Positive COVID-19 hospital patients

Where are COVID-19 hospitalized patients located in California?

The majority of hospitalized patients – 1,648 – are in Los Angeles County, followed by 329 in San Diego County and 259 in Orange County.

Number of positive COVID-19 hospital patients

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