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COVID-19 patients currently in ICU

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How many people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19?

Hospitalizations of confirmed COVID-19 patients in California

The number of confirmed patients in ICU and non-ICU settings began to climb in mid-June after California began to ease more of its shutdown restrictions. Here's the trend since the California Department of Public Health began releasing the data on April 1, 2020. As of , there are patients in ICUs, a change of from the day before, and non-ICU patients, a change of from the day before.

ICU Patients

Non-ICU Patients

Hospitalized confirmed COVID-19 patients per county

Total number of confirmed COVID-19 patients per 100,000 people.

Note: Several rural counties do not have hospitals or ICU wards, so patients from those counties would go to neighboring counties for COVID-19 medical care. This includes Alpine, Sierra, Sutter and Trinity counties.

* Trend lines show 7-day moving average of patients over time from March 31, 2020 to , 2021.

Counties in depth

Hospitalizations of confirmed COVID-19 patients in

Total number of confirmed patients in ICU and non-ICU settings per 100,000 people compared to California's — displayed per 100,000 people to enable visual comparison between very different sized total populations. Note the Y axis changes based on the county's highest reported patient count since March 31, 2020.

ICU Patients

Non-ICU Patients

Post-vaccination infections

Breakdown of hospitalized patients by vaccination status

The California Department of Public Health publishes a weekly analysis of post-vaccination infections based on individual case reports from local health departments and hospitals. The analysis breaks out patients at least 12-years old who are unvaccinated, vaccinated but not boosted, and vaccinated and boosted; partially vaccinated patients are excluded from the analysis. Patients are only counted once for a single day, even if they stayed in the hospital multiple days. Data lags about 14 days from present day and updates every Wednesday.

Unvaccinated

Vaccinated, No Booster

Vaccinated with Booster

About the Data

On April 1, 2020, the California Department of Public Health released a dashboard breaking down statewide hospitalizations of positive COVID-19 patients.

We adjusted the numbers for a few counties that reported small anomalies, such as a negative patient count instead of zero.

The data used in the following graphics are pulled from the California Health and Human Services database on a daily basis. Any questions about the data can be sent to CalMatters' data journalist and web developer John D'Agostino.

Population data for each county is based on the 2018 American Community Survey.

Number of deaths due to COVID-19 comes from the California Department of Public Health.

Post-vaccination infection data comes from the California Department of Public Health.