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City of Berkeley COVID-19 data

Case counts and testing numbers on this dashboard and the City's open data portal are currently incomplete due to technical issues with the state's disease registry system (CalREDIE). We do not know the extent of the underreporting. Additionally, testing numbers reported may appear low due to statewide delays in lab processing of test results.

California Department of Public Health has issued a statement on the reporting delays.

 

This dashboard provides detailed information about confirmed cases and reported tests for COVID-19 in the City of Berkeley and COVID-19 hospitalizations in Alameda County. It is intended for informational purposes only. Detailed demographic data that include City of Berkeley data is available on Alameda County COVID-19 dashboards.

Our COVID-19 Indicators dashboard provides a weekly status update on the Health Officers' indicators for assessing progress within the City of Berkeley.

Note: If the dashboard isn't loading for you, it may be due to your browser security settings. To see the dashboard, turn off "block 3rd party cookies" in your browser settings, or follow this link to open the dashboard in a new window.

Data Sources

The case count and testing data used in this dashboard is available in raw form to view, download, or create your own visualizations on the City's Open Data Portal.

The Alameda County hospitalization data comes from the California Department of Public Health COVID-19 "Hospitals by County" dataset, which provides a statewide daily inventory of hospitalization information aggregated to the county level.

Alameda County COVID-19 data

We cannot provide Berkeley-specific demographic or hospitalization data due to personal health privacy restrictions and the small size of our jurisdiction.

We collaborate with the Alameda County Health Department to include Berkeley data in countywide demographic information.

Please note that numbers on the Alameda County dashboard may differ from what is reported on the City of Berkeley's website due to the timing of dashboard updates.

Notes & limitations

Overall limitations

Case counts only reflect lab-confirmed cases, not the total number of people in Berkeley who have been infected with COVID-19. Many people with COVID-19 experience mild or no symptoms, but they can still spread the disease to others. Additionally, many people with symptoms are not included in these numbers due to limitations on testing.

Confirmed cases

The confirmed cases dataset represents the number of new and confirmed COVID-19 positive cases among Berkeley residents, and does not include two cases that were lab-confirmed in early March that were passengers of the Grand Princess cruise.

Counts include cases that are lab-confirmed, and do not include probable or suspect cases. COVID-19 deaths are included in counts. Counts may not include staff and/or patients of healthcare, residential facilities, or other worksites who are not considered Berkeley residents at the time of disease onset.

Case counts may occasionally change retroactively due to previously identified cases being re-assigned to different local health jurisdictions. For example, a case originally assigned to Berkeley might be change to a different local County if further case investigation reveals that the individual actually lives elsewhere.

The dataset begins on the date the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in the City of Berkeley. 

Testing data

The testing datasets represent the number of tests reported on Berkeley residents, and how many of those were positive. Reported results include tests with a positive or negative result.

Data comes from CalREDIE, California's statewide communicable disease tracking database, and is updated daily. The dates listed for testing represent the date that the lab processed the test. Counts for dates in the past will change as labs report their results to CalREDIE.

Note: The testing data set was changed on June 22, 2020 to provide a more accurate picture of testing over time. Previously, tests were listed on the date they were reported to CalREDIE. Due to delays in lab reporting, this created the appearance of more volatility in testing that is the case.

On March 24, 2020, the Health Officers of six Bay Area counties and the City of Berkeley mandated that all laboratories report all COVID-19 test results to the public health department through CalREDIE. Testing numbers before this mandate was issued are not comprehensive of all COVID-19 tests completed. Tests with the negative results before this time may not have been reported through CalREDIE, and it is not anticipated that negative lab results will be added back retroactively. However, counts are always subject to change as information is updated in CalREDIE.

Note that the percent positive for week 9 (the first week reported in the dataset) was 100% because only one test was completed during that week. During weeks 9 and 10, COVID-19 testing was limited, and was only being conducted at public health laboratories. Commercial testing began to occur during week 11 and has continued increasing since this time.

  Data dashboard is updated daily. Web page content last updated August 4, 2020


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