Covid-19 Updates

Vaccinations rising, positivity rate dips below 4 percent

Updated: February 25, 2021

Roseville, CA- Covid-19 hospitalizations in Placer County dips below 40 patients, far below the mid-January peak that surpassed 230. Additional encouraging news shows the 7-day positivity rate pushes under 4 percent. Vaccination distribution continues to accelerate throughout the region.


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The forecast models out of Stanford and UCLA projected Placer County would enter the downward trajectory mid-January. Those two models have been the most accurate to date on actual hospitalizations.

Healthcare system

Since the beginning of the pandemic, one of the key concerns is the ability of healthcare system to manage the potential influx of Covid-19 patients, while still maintaining sufficient health services for the community. Placer County doesn’t operate in an isolated bubble and also accommodates neighboring counties.

“Placer County’s two largest hospitals lie on the Placer-Sacramento County border and provide care to residents of both counties, as well as other neighboring counties.”

Placer County

Latest Data

As of Friday, February 26, 2021, the county dashboard currently shows 39 Covid hospitalizations in Placer County with 16 available ICU beds. The 7-day positivity rate has dropped to 3.5%. Deaths to date have reached 232.

Placer County’s dashboard updates are paused during holidays and weekends.

Placer Hospital Capacity Status

Hospital% adult inpatient beds used
Kaiser Foundation Hospital – Roseville97%
Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital51%
Sutter Roseville Medical Center87%
source: Department of HHS (updated Feb 22, 2021)

Downloads: Placer County Update Tracker (pdf)

County Dashboard Covid-19 Snapshots

Feb 24 Covid-19 update