California COVID-19 cases holding steady
California reported 13,200 new cases of coronavirus in the week ending Sunday, from 13,167 the week before of the virus that causes COVID-19.
California ranked 49th among the states where coronavirus was spreading the fastest on a per-person basis, a USA TODAY Network analysis of Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the latest week coronavirus cases in the United States decreased 16.9% from the week before, with 286,109 cases reported. With 11.87% of the country's population, California had 4.61% of the country's cases in the last week. Across the country, seven states had more cases in the latest week than they did in the week before.
Within California, the worst weekly outbreaks on a per-person basis were in Siskiyou, Del Norte and Shasta counties. Adding the most new cases overall were Los Angeles County, with 1,879 cases; San Diego County, with 1,429 cases; and Sacramento County, with 1,165. Weekly case counts rose in 30 counties from the previous week. The worst increases from the prior week's pace were in San Diego, Sacramento and Alameda counties.
Kern County reported 403 cases and 19 deaths in the latest week. A week earlier, it had reported 348 cases and 19 deaths. Throughout the pandemic it has reported 109,031 cases and 1,373 deaths.
California ranked 11th among states in share of people receiving at least one shot, with 51.3% of its residents at least partially vaccinated. The national rate is 45.8%, a USA TODAY analysis of CDC data shows. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which are the most used in the United States, require two doses administered a few weeks apart.
In the week ending Sunday, California reported administering another 1,924,649 vaccine doses, including 691,885 first doses. In the previous week, the state administered 2,386,383 vaccine doses, including 1,106,026 first doses. In all, California reported it has administered 33,109,680 total doses.
Across California, cases fell in 27 counties, with the best declines in Los Angeles, Orange and Stanislaus counties.
In California, 375 people were reported dead of COVID-19 in the week ending Sunday. In the week before that, 460 people were reported dead.
A total of 3,758,137 people in California have tested positive for the coronavirus since the pandemic began, and 62,314 people have died from the disease, Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the United States 32,707,750 people have tested positive and 581,754 people have died.
The USA TODAY Network is publishing localized versions of this story on its news sites across the country, generated with data from Johns Hopkins University and the Centers for Disease Control. If you have questions about the data or the story, contact Mike Stucka at email@example.com.