COVID-19 by the numbers; plus key resources to help you stay informed

A daily snapshot of key COVID-19 statistics in Berkeley and beyond. Please review linked resources for the latest data. The New York Times has delved into why these numbers are so challenging to track. Please note: The charts below are interactive; untick Alameda County data in the legend to expand the Berkeley stats.

Note: Case counts and hospitalizations are the numbers reported today. Any change is in relation to the prior weekday’s total, unless otherwise noted. An increase today often reflects new cases on multiple dates in the past.


New cases since Friday

671 total

New UC Berkeley cases since Friday

212 total, positivity rate: 2.35%


no change

Average daily COVID-19 tests of Berkeley residents

45,378 total; 1.65% positivity rate

Alameda County and the Bay Area

New cases and deaths in the county (excluding Berkeley) since Friday

19,970 cases, 366 deaths

Current hospitalized (throughout county)

up 9; COVID-19 positive and suspected patients

Current ICU patients (throughout county)

up 10; this is a subset of hospitalized patients

New Bay Area** cases since Friday


99,133 total

New Bay Area deaths since Friday


1,391 total


Total cases

up from 777,600 on Friday

New deaths

15,051 total

Health workers infected

at work and elsewhere

Current hospitalizations

down 103 since Friday

Of those, patients in the ICU

down 25 since Friday

COVID-19 tests

The 7-day positivity rate is 2.8% and the 14-day positivity rate is 3.1%

Tests in past 24 hours

Unemployment claims since mid-March

$34 billion distributed (as of June 22)

United States and the world

Total cases in the U.S.

up from 6.7 million as of Friday

Deaths in the U.S.

up from 198,500 as of Friday

Total tests in the U.S.

Total cases in the world

up from 30.4 million as of Friday

Deaths in the world

up from 949,500 as of Friday

Other figures

How far away do you need to be for social distancing

Population in Berkeley that’s 60 or older

Age at which health risks increase dramatically

Total recovered


As of June 10 (the city has declined to provide a more recent figure)

Hand-washing stations in Berkeley

the city has said it would like to set up more but they are not available

Masks distributed by the state

Hotel rooms for homeless across the state

Licensed hospital beds in California

“Surge” beds in the state

ICU beds in California pre-COVID-19

Ventilators in California pre-COVID-19


Unused ventilators in California

Berkeley population

as of May 2020

Alameda County population

as of May 2020

California population

as of May 2020

Resources about the COVID-19 coronavirus

Know of other great resources? Please share them in the comments. Then wash your hands!

** Berkeleyside tabulates this figure daily by reviewing the official public health websites in Berkeley and Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano and Sonoma counties.

Emilie Raguso is Berkeleyside’s senior editor of news. Email: Twitter: emraguso.