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 COVID-19 statistics.

Case counts and hospitalizations are the numbers reported today. Any change in the COVID-19 statistics is in relation to the prior weekday’s total unless otherwise noted. An increase today generally reflects new cases on multiple dates in the past.


New cases

3,282 total; 7-day positivity rate: 0.42%

Deaths (total)

no change since Jan. 15

Residents hospitalized

since March 2020 (updated twice a month; as of March 3)

Residents vaccinated (first dose)

second doses: 10,115 (citywide, as per Alameda County Public Health)

Vaccine received by BPH

the city of Berkeley has stopped sharing this information as of March

Doses administered by BPH

updated each Friday, so actual doses may be higher (Feb. 26 update missing; as of March 1, the city has removed this info from its website)

Average daily COVID-19 tests

259,400 total

New UC Berkeley cases

993 total; 7-day positivity rate: n/a (0%)

Alameda County and the Bay Area

Current tier status for Alameda County


New AC cases and deaths (excluding Berkeley)

77,792 cases, 1,246 deaths

AC residents vaccinated

including Berkeley

Current hospitalized (including Berkeley)

up 9; COVID-19 positive and suspected patients

Current ICU patients (including Berkeley)

up 1; this is a subset of hospitalized patients

ICU beds available (including Berkeley)

Available AC ICU capacity: 41%
Available AC ventilators: 72%
Bay Area ICU capacity: 28%

New Bay Area** stats

703 cases, 39 deaths

421,960 cases, 5,639 deaths


Total cases

up from 3.579 million

New deaths

53,464 total

Vaccine doses administered

Doses shipped: 13.1 million

Health workers infected

at work and elsewhere

Current hospitalizations

down 148

Of those, patients in the ICU

down 68

COVID-19 tests

The 7-day positivity rate is 2.1% and the 14-day positivity rate is 2.5%

Unemployment claims processed

$62.8 billion distributed
(from March 20, 2020, through Feb. 20)

United States and the world

Total cases in the U.S.

up from 28.78 million

Deaths in the U.S.

up from 518,200

Total tests in the U.S.

Total cases in the world

up from 115.1 million

Deaths in the world

up from 2.56 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

More COVID-19 statistics and resources

Know of other great resources for COVID-19 statistics? 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.