COVID-19 by the numbers

A snapshot of key COVID-19 statistics, updated Tuesdays.

A snapshot of key COVID-19 statistics in Berkeley and beyond, updated every Tuesday. 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

8,348 total; 7-day positivity rate: 4.77% (since Dec.22)

Deaths (total)

up 1

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

709,469 total tests

New UC Berkeley cases

3,029 total; 7-day positivity rate: 5.4% (since Dec.22)

Alameda County and the Bay Area

Current tier for Alameda County

minimal (as of June 8)

New AC cases and deaths (excluding Berkeley)

177,768 cases, 1,532 deaths

Fully vaccinated AC residents (12+)

first dose: 87% (including Berkeley)

Current hospitalized (including Berkeley)

up 358, COVID-19 positive and suspected patients (since Dec.22)

Current ICU patients (including Berkeley)

up 42; this is a subset of hospitalized patients

ICU beds available (including Berkeley)

See more Alameda County data

New Bay Area** stats

238,659 cases, 108 deaths

882,741 cases, 7,283 deaths (since Dec.22)


Total cases

up from 5.24 million (since Dec.22)

New deaths

77,654 (since Dec.22)

Vaccine doses administered

Health workers infected

at work and elsewhere (as of Oct. 26)

Current hospitalizations

up 1,873 (since Dec.22)

Of those, patients in the ICU

up 180 (since Dec.22)

COVID-19 tests

The 7-day positivity rate is 22.9%

Unemployment claims filed

$180 billion distributed
(since March 20, 2020)

United States and the world

Total cases in the U.S.

up from 51.5 million (since Dec.22)

Deaths in the U.S.

up from 811,598 (since Dec.22)

Total cases in the world

up from 272 million

Deaths in the world

up from 5.38 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.