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COVID-19 in California: Find testing, treatment and vaccine info, case and hospitalization rates, top COVID headlines


Below you’ll find information on the latest COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in California, where to get a COVID test, treatments, vaccine rates and booster shots, information on omicron subvariants and the latest headlines — all in one place.App users, click here to see all the charts with this story. Should I get tested for COVID-19? Where can I get a test in California? COVID-19 testing should be free for individuals with few exceptions at COVID-19 testing sites licensed in California. Health insurance companies are supposed to cover the tests for their members, and the government pays for those who are uninsured.Click here for what you should know about getting reimbursed if you were charged.Here is where you can search for a testing site by address, city, county or ZIP code in California. For more information on testing, visit here.You can also now order up to 16 at-home test kits per household through the federal government’s test website, COVIDtests.gov. They are expected to be mailed out seven to 12 days after your order. People can also call 1-800-232-0233. And private health insurers are being ordered to pay for up to eight at-home tests per person, per month. Here’s county-by-county COVID-19 testing information for KCRA 3’s coverage area:Sacramento County COVID testingYolo County COVID testingSan Joaquin County COVID testingStanislaus County COVID testingAmador County COVID testingTuolumne County COVID testingEl Dorado County COVID testingPlacer County COVID testingCalaveras County COVID testingNevada County COVID testingSutter County COVID testingSolano County COVID testingYuba County COVID testing| MORE | What to know about different kinds of COVID-19 tests| MORE | Here’s how to find free COVID-19 testing locations in Northern CaliforniaWhere to find “test to treat” sites for COVID-19California state health officials are expanding sites across the state where people can get both tested for COVID-19 and access to free treatments like Paxlovid for the virus.People ages 12 and over and with high-risk conditions that make them susceptible to severe COVID-19 can get a prescription for Paxlovid or molnupiravir if they test positive at one of the sites. People who are unvaccinated or with a weakened immune system are also more likely to get very sick, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.While health officials stress that getting vaccinated and boosted is the best way to combat COVID-19 they say that treatments can help prevent severe illness and hospitalization.It’s important, though, to be treated soon after symptoms begin. Besides visiting a test to treat location, people can also call their health provider to see if they qualify for treatment.Click here to see a map of tests to treat sites in your area.Latest COVID-19 cases in 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users, click here to see the latest COVID-19 case and testing numbers).Latest COVID-19-related hospitalizations in 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users, click here to see the latest COVID-19-related hospitalizations in the state) Latest COVID-19 headlinesAs cases rise, CDC suggests some should consider masking based on their COVID-19 risk | The head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urges counties with high COVID-19 community levels to encourage people to mask up in public indoor settings. COVID-19 cases spike again in Sacramento County. Why was a mask mandate not reissued? | Longtime rock band Pearl Jam’s cancellation of Wednesday night’s concert at the Golden 1 Center because of a positive COVID-19 test serves as a stark reminder that cases are once again on the rise in California, including Sacramento County. Pearl Jam cancels shows in Sacramento, Las Vegas after bassist positive for COVID-19 | Pearl Jam’s planned concert Wednesday at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento has been canceled after the band’s bassist tested positive for COVID-19. The band has also canceled its Friday concert at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. What to do if you test positive for COVID-19 now | COVID-19 infections are on the rise, with most U.S. states reporting an increase in cases. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the highly contagious BA.2.1.21 subvariant of omicron is now the dominant strain of coronavirus nationwide. Sacramento region outpacing state in pandemic jobs recovery | The greater Sacramento region has recovered jobs lost during the COVID-19 pandemic at a faster pace than the state as a whole, according to the Greater Sacramento Economic Council. US deaths from COVID hit 1 million, less than 2 1/2 years in, CDC says | The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 hit 1 million on Monday, a once-unimaginable figure that only hints at the multitudes of loved ones and friends staggered by grief and frustration. Pandemic gets tougher to track as COVID testing plunges | Testing for COVID-19 has plummeted across the globe, making it much tougher for scientists to track the course of the pandemic and spot new, worrisome viral mutants as they emerge and spread. What we know (and don’t know) about North Korea’s COVID-19 outbreak | North Korea’s first-reported COVID-19 outbreak is the “greatest turmoil” to befall the country since its founding more than 70 years ago, according to its leader Kim Jong Un, as the isolated and impoverished nation scrambles to curb the spread of a highly transmissible virus that risks causing a major humanitarian crisis. North Korea reports multiple deaths after admitting COVID-19 outbreak | Six people have died and 350,000 have been treated for a fever that has spread “explosively” across North Korea, state media said Friday, a day after the country acknowledged a COVID-19 outbreak for the first time in the pandemic. Where can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?Californians can get their COVID-19 shots at community vaccination sites, doctor’s offices, clinics and pharmacies.You can find the state’s latest updates on covid19.ca.gov/vaccines and check the notification tool My Turn for information on eligibility and to schedule appointments. County health department websites are also a great tool for seeing what vaccine options are available. Here is where you can find a walk-in clinic. Pharmacy vaccine information:CVSRite AidWalgreens Can my child be vaccinated against COVID-19? Who qualifies for a booster? The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that all adults get a booster due to waning immunity and some should get a second booster.A smaller dose of the COVID-19 is given to children under the age of 12. Here is a chart that shows eligibility. Kids are not yet eligible for a booster. Kids ages 5-11: Eligible for first and second doses (three weeks later) of Pfizer’s pediatric vaccine. Kids ages 12 and older: Eligible for Pfizer’s first dose and second dose (three weeks later, but eight weeks may be preferable for some people like males 12-39) and Pfizer’s first booster (after five months). People ages 18 and older: Eligible for Moderna’s first dose and second dose (three weeks later but eight weeks may be preferable for some people like males 12-39). Eligible for a first Moderna or Pfizer booster (after five months). People ages 50+: Eligible for a second booster shot (after four months). Parents can book appointments for their child on MyTurn.ca.gov or call 833-422-4255.See the CDC’s information on boosters here.| MORE | Click here for more information on pharmacies providing the COVID-19 vaccine for your childYou can also check your county’s health department for more information on upcoming vaccine clinics.Sacramento CountyStanislaus CountySan Joaquin CountyYolo CountyPlacer CountyEl Dorado CountySolano County How many vaccines have been administered in California?| MORE | How many doses have been administered by California county, ZIP 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 Tracker: How many people have been vaccinated across the country? 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The CDC says to look for emergency warning signs for coronavirus. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:Trouble breathingPersistent pain or pressure in the chestNew confusionInability to wake or stay awakeBluish lips or face Call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you. Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility: Notify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19. Who is most at risk for coronavirus?Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms of COVID-19, according to the CDC.Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from the virus.— This Associated Press contributed to this report.

Below you’ll find information on the latest COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in California, where to get a COVID test, treatments, vaccine rates and booster shots, information on omicron subvariants and the latest headlines — all in one place.

App users, click here to see all the charts with this story.


Should I get tested for COVID-19? Where can I get a test in California?

COVID-19 testing should be free for individuals with few exceptions at COVID-19 testing sites licensed in California. Health insurance companies are supposed to cover the tests for their members, and the government pays for those who are uninsured.

Here is where you can search for a testing site by address, city, county or ZIP code in California. For more information on testing, visit here.

You can also now order up to 16 at-home test kits per household through the federal government’s test website, COVIDtests.gov. They are expected to be mailed out seven to 12 days after your order. People can also call 1-800-232-0233.

And private health insurers are being ordered to pay for up to eight at-home tests per person, per month.

Here’s county-by-county COVID-19 testing information for KCRA 3’s coverage area:

| MORE | What to know about different kinds of COVID-19 tests

| MORE | Here’s how to find free COVID-19 testing locations in Northern California

Where to find “test to treat” sites for COVID-19

California state health officials are expanding sites across the state where people can get both tested for COVID-19 and access to free treatments like Paxlovid for the virus.

People ages 12 and over and with high-risk conditions that make them susceptible to severe COVID-19 can get a prescription for Paxlovid or molnupiravir if they test positive at one of the sites. People who are unvaccinated or with a weakened immune system are also more likely to get very sick, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

While health officials stress that getting vaccinated and boosted is the best way to combat COVID-19 they say that treatments can help prevent severe illness and hospitalization.

It’s important, though, to be treated soon after symptoms begin. Besides visiting a test to treat location, people can also call their health provider to see if they qualify for treatment.

Click here to see a map of tests to treat sites in your area.


Latest COVID-19 cases in California

(App users, click here to see the latest COVID-19 case and testing numbers).

Latest COVID-19-related hospitalizations in California

(App users, click here to see the latest COVID-19-related hospitalizations in the state)

Latest COVID-19 headlines

Where can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Californians can get their COVID-19 shots at community vaccination sites, doctor’s offices, clinics and pharmacies.

You can find the state’s latest updates on covid19.ca.gov/vaccines and check the notification tool My Turn for information on eligibility and to schedule appointments. County health department websites are also a great tool for seeing what vaccine options are available. Here is where you can find a walk-in clinic.

Pharmacy vaccine information:
CVS

Rite Aid

Walgreens

Can my child be vaccinated against COVID-19? Who qualifies for a booster?

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that all adults get a booster due to waning immunity and some should get a second booster.

A smaller dose of the COVID-19 is given to children under the age of 12. Here is a chart that shows eligibility. Kids are not yet eligible for a booster.

  • Kids ages 5-11: Eligible for first and second doses (three weeks later) of Pfizer’s pediatric vaccine.
  • Kids ages 12 and older: Eligible for Pfizer’s first dose and second dose (three weeks later, but eight weeks may be preferable for some people like males 12-39) and Pfizer’s first booster (after five months).
  • People ages 18 and older: Eligible for Moderna’s first dose and second dose (three weeks later but eight weeks may be preferable for some people like males 12-39). Eligible for a first Moderna or Pfizer booster (after five months).
  • People ages 50+: Eligible for a second booster shot (after four months).

Parents can book appointments for their child on MyTurn.ca.gov or call 833-422-4255.

| MORE | Click here for more information on pharmacies providing the COVID-19 vaccine for your child

You can also check your county’s health department for more information on upcoming vaccine clinics.

How many vaccines have been administered in California?

| MORE | How many doses have been administered by California county, ZIP code

Vaccine Tracker: How many people have been vaccinated across the country?

More questions answered with our Get the Facts on the Vax reports

KCRA 3 has taken viewer questions about the vaccine to health experts. If you have other questions, fill out our survey or send us an email at newstips@kcra.com.


How to protect yourself from COVID-19

Here is where you find the state’s latest information on COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

There are six ways to protect yourself and family, according to the California Department of Public Health:

• Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

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

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

• Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.

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

• Follow guidance from public health officials.


What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Per the CDC, these are the symptoms you should watch out for:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

This list does not include all possible symptoms.

The CDC says to look for emergency warning signs for coronavirus. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face

Call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you. Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility: Notify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19.

Who is most at risk for coronavirus?

Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms of COVID-19, according to the CDC.

Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from the virus.

— This Associated Press contributed to this report.

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