State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts


SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. California now has 4,643 confirmed cases. For more information on COVID-19 and California’s response visit the California Department of Public Health website.

COVID-19 in California by the Numbers
The following numbers reflect information received by local health jurisdictions as of 2 p.m. PDT March 27. More current numbers may be available from local health jurisdictions.

4,643 – Positive cases
101 – Deaths (including one non-California resident)

  • 923 – Community-acquired cases
  • 3,720 – Cases acquired through person-to-person transmission, travel (including cruise ship passengers), repatriation, or under investigation.
    • This includes 73 health care workers.

Ages of all confirmed positive cases:

  • Age 0-17: 54 cases
  • Age 18-49: 2,368 cases
  • Age 50-64: 1,184 cases
  • Age 65+: 1,016 cases
  • Unknown: 21 cases

Gender of all confirmed positive cases:

  • Female: 2,057 cases
  • Male: 2,536 cases
  • Non-binary: 0 cases
  • Unknown: 50 cases

Testing in California
As of 2 p.m. PDT on March 27, approximately 89,600 tests had been conducted in California. This includes the latest numbers California has received from commercial and private labs and the 22 state and county health labs that are currently testing. Commercial, provider and academic labs have increased testing capacity and are now reporting that data to the state. The biggest labs included in this count include Quest, LabCorp, Kaiser, University of California and Stanford.

At least 25,192 results have been received and another 64,400 are pending.

How People Can Protect Themselves
Every person has a role to play. Protecting yourself and your family comes down to common sense: 

  • Staying home except for essential needs/activities.
  • Practicing social distancing.
  • Washing hands with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds.
  • Avoiding touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Covering a cough or sneeze with your sleeve, or disposable tissue. Wash your hands afterward.
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
  • Staying away from work, school or other people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough.
  • Following guidance from public health officials.

What to Do if You Think You’re Sick
Call ahead: If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough or shortness of breath) and may have had contact with a person with COVID-19, or recently traveled to countries with apparent community spread, call your health care provider before seeking medical care so that appropriate precautions can be taken.

More information about what Californians can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is available

California continues to issue guidance on preparing and protecting California from COVID-19. Consolidated guidance is available at


  1. Joy Martinez

    Please shut everything down to protect us

    • Jesse

      Yes!!!!! They really need to look into Amazon fulfillment warehouses. Mr. Bezo, is saying they are cleaning more often lies, I work at the ROSEMEAD Fullfillment Warehouse and they have not increased the cleaning. Actually all of the cleaning people sit together for every break and lunch. The bathroom cleanings are the same routine, they aren’t wiping down tables and chairs after each staff that breaks there. They are not wiping down railings, bakers racks that are constantly being touched by several staff throughout a shift. You are responsible for wiping down your device, but they have ran out of wipes. I have a elderly family member that I must take care of, but I can’t stop going to work or I won’t get paid. Everyday I got to work at Amazon, I fill like I’m playing Russian roulette!!!! Amazon keeps saying it’s only essential items, that’s a lie people are ordering everything!!!! Everyone keeps saying it’s essential that we keep Amazon open, but I bet you any money they wouldn’t work there right now. Mr. Bezo, won’t dare come to a warehouse!!!!

  2. Pamela Wagner

    WOW, they had better get going on sanitizing, or I quit ordering. And I was ordering a lot!


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