How Current COVID-19 Cases in California Compare to the Nation
In California, the infection rate is slightly higher than the national average. Since the first known case of COVID-19 was reported in California on Jan. 25, 2020, there have been 2,670,962 total infections in the state — or 6,752 for every 100,000 people.
Of all 50 states and Washington D.C., California ranks No. 30 by cumulative COVID-19 cases, adjusted for population.
Though COVID-19 infections are more concentrated in California, deaths are not.
So far, there have been 29,701 COVID-19 related deaths in California, or 75 for every 100,000 people. Meanwhile, the national COVID-19 death rate stands at 111 per 100,000 Americans.