COVID-19 by the numbers

A snapshot of key COVID-19 statistics, updated biweekly on Fridays.

A snapshot of key COVID-19 statistics in Berkeley and beyond, updated every biweekly on Friday. 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 Tuesday. Any change in the COVID-19 statistics is in relation to the prior Tuesday’s total unless otherwise noted.


New cases

13,206 total; 7-day positivity rate: 1.82%

Deaths (total)

up 2

Residents hospitalized

since March 2020

Fully vaccinated residents (ages 5+)

first dose: 98%

Vaccine received by BPH

this does not include local hospitals or other providers

Doses administered by BPH

updated weekly; actual doses may be higher

Average daily COVID-19 tests

906,292 total tests

New UC Berkeley cases

5,344 total; 7-day positivity rate: 2.5%

Alameda County and the Bay Area

Current tier for Alameda County


New AC cases and deaths (excluding Berkeley)

243,274 cases, 1,754 deaths

Fully vaccinated AC residents (12+)

at least one dose: 90% (including Berkeley)

Current hospitalized (including Berkeley)

down 53, COVID-19 positive and suspected patients

Current ICU patients (including Berkeley)

down 21; this is a subset of hospitalized patients

ICU beds available (including Berkeley)

See more Alameda County data

New Bay Area** stats

8,661 cases, 158 deaths

1,268,157 cases, 8,371 deaths


Total cases

up from 9.01 million

New deaths


Vaccine doses administered

Current hospitalizations

down 1,306

Of those, patients in the ICU

down 297

COVID-19 tests

The 7-day positivity rate is 1.3%

Unemployment claims filed

$181 billion distributed
(since March 20, 2020)

United States and the world

Total cases in the U.S.

up from 79.3 million

Deaths in the U.S.

up from 960,131

Total cases in the world

up from 447 million

Deaths in the world

up from 6 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 weekly 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.