COVID-19 by the numbers

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

3,603 total; 7-day positivity rate: 0.27%

Deaths (total)

no change

Residents hospitalized

since March 2020

Residents age 16+ vaccinated (first dose)

fully vaccinated: 56%

Vaccine received by BPH

this does not include local hospitals or other providers (no update for two weeks and, as of May 4, the city has taken down the numbers)

Doses administered by BPH

updated weekly, so actual doses may be higher (no update for two weeks and, as of May 4, the city has taken down the numbers)

Average daily COVID-19 tests

359,200 total tests

New UC Berkeley cases

1,094 total; 7-day positivity rate: 0.0%

Alameda County and the Bay Area

Current tier for Alameda County


New AC cases and deaths (excluding Berkeley)

84,274 cases, 1,569 deaths

AC residents 16+ vaccinated (first dose)

fully vaccinated: 53% (including Berkeley)

Current hospitalized (including Berkeley)

up 9; COVID-19 positive and suspected patients

Current ICU patients (including Berkeley)

up 2; this is a subset of hospitalized patients

ICU beds available (including Berkeley)

Available AC ICU capacity: 38%
Available AC ventilators: 72%
Bay Area ICU capacity: 35%

New Bay Area** stats

324 cases, 66 deaths

454,730 cases, 6,599 deaths (63 of these deaths were from Alameda County)


Total cases

up from 3.761 million

New deaths

62,142 total

Vaccine doses administered

Doses shipped: 42 million

Health workers infected

at work and elsewhere

Current hospitalizations

up 3

Of those, patients in the ICU

up 33

COVID-19 tests

The 7-day positivity rate is 1.1%

Unemployment claims filed

$142 billion distributed
(since March 20, 2020)

United States and the world

Total cases in the U.S.

up from 32.77 million

Deaths in the U.S.

up from 582,800

Total cases in the world

up from 159.3 million

Deaths in the world

up from 3.31 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.