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

756 total; 0.26% positivity rate in the past 4 weeks

New UC Berkeley cases

235 total; 7-day positivity rate: 0.13%


no change

Average daily COVID-19 tests of Berkeley residents

73,338 total; 1.14% total positivity rate

Alameda County and the Bay Area

New cases and deaths in the county (excluding Berkeley)

22,635 cases, 452 deaths

Current hospitalized (throughout county)

down 10; COVID-19 positive and suspected patients

Current ICU patients (throughout county)

up 2; this is a subset of hospitalized patients

New Bay Area** cases


116,091 total

New Bay Area deaths


1,744 total


Total cases

up from 898,300

New deaths

17,367 total

Health workers infected

at work and elsewhere

Current hospitalizations

down 57

Of those, patients in the ICU

down 17

COVID-19 tests

The 7-day positivity rate is 3.2% and the 14-day positivity rate is 2.8%

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 8.5 million

Deaths in the U.S.

up from 223,900

Total tests in the U.S.

Total cases in the world

42.1 million

Deaths in the world

up from 1.142 million

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. Phone: 510-459-8325.