The number of total cases in the state of California has risen to 1,224 confirmed positive cases as of March 20. This is a rise of 218 confirmed cases from yesterday. The number of total deaths is now at 23 in the state. 

The ages for all the confirmed positive cases: 

  • Age 0-17: 19 cases

  • Age 18-64: 876 cases

  • Age 65 and older: 321 cases

  • Unknown: 8 cases

Of the 1,200 cases not related to repatriation flights:

  • 96 are travel related

  • 122 are person to person

  • 325 are from community transmission

  • 657 under investigation

There are currently 22 state and county health labs currently testing for the COVID-19 virus. Approximately 25,200 tests have been conducted in California. Stanislaus County has five confirmed positive cases with no deaths reported.

People can help protect themselves by: 

  • Staying home except for essential activities. 

  • Washing hands with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds.

  • Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Cover a cough or sneeze with your sleeve, or disposable tissue. Wash hands afterward.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Stay away from work or other people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough

  • Practice social distancing

  • Follow guidance from public health officials

If you or a loved one are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough or shortness of breath) call your health care provider before seeking medical care so that appropriate precautions can be taken.

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