Since the start of the pandemic, the numbers that impact the lives of Californians have changed daily.
The number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have triggered stay-at-home orders and reflect how Sacramento County and California are handling the virus, while the number of fully vaccinated residents continues to rise and serve as a sign of hope for loosening restrictions.
CapRadio is tracking this data to help Sacramento County and California residents stay up to date on the numbers that affect them.
As state regulations have changed and holidays have brought gatherings and travel, California has seen spikes of COVID-19 transmission that have led to tightening stay-at-home orders and sickness and death for many Californians. This chart provides a look at how COVID-19 cases have progressed throughout California since the pandemic started, with markers for changing state rules and holidays that have fueled the spread.
For a closer look at COVID-19 cases around Sacramento County, this chart breaks the total number of cases in each city, updated weekly. Throughout the pandemic, the city of Sacramento has represented a majority of cases.
As the vaccine has become more available, public health departments are working to vaccinate all eligible residents in the hopes of preventing severe illnesses and further spread of the virus. Currently, all residents 16 and older are eligible, which accounts for around 79% of Sacramento County’s population. Here’s a look at what percentage of Sacramento County residents have been partially or fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
COVID-19 Hospitalizations And ICU Capacity
Throughout the pandemic, hospitalizations have been a grim mark of the severity of COVID-19’s effects. In Sacramento County and throughout the state and nation, increases in hospitalizations have followed spikes in transmissions and serve as a reminder that, though some cases of COVID-19 are asymptomatic and mild, many are not. This chart keeps you up to date on how many of Sacramento County’s COVID-19 cases have required serious medical attention.
In late 2020, the state of California introduced regional stay-at-home orders that were triggered once a region’s ICU capacity fell below 15%. Though the state lifted these stay-at-home orders in January 2021, regional ICU capacity is a valuable indicator of health care capacity as the pandemic continues on. This chart tracks the available ICU capacity, which includes open beds and staff member capacity, in each of California’s five regions since the regional stay-at-home order began in December 2020.
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