Covid-19 Updates

Vaccinations rising, positivity rate falls to 2.9 percent

Final Regular Update: March 1, 2021

Roseville, CA- Covid-19 hospitalizations in Placer County have dropped to 38 patients, settling far below the mid-January pandemic peak that surpassed 230 and overwhelmed hospital staff. Positive news also shows the 7-day positivity rate at 2.9 percent. Vaccination distribution continues to accelerate throughout the region as many Placer residents are deemed fully vaccinated.


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The most accurate forecast models out of Stanford and UCLA and correctly projected Placer County would enter the downward trajectory mid-January.

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 Monday, March 1, 2021, the county dashboard currently shows 38 Covid hospitalizations in Placer County with 19 available ICU beds. The 7-day positivity rate has dropped to 2.9%. Deaths to date have reached 232 over the past 12 months.

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 28, 2021)

Downloads: Placer County Update Tracker (pdf)

County Dashboard Covid-19 Snapshots

March 1 Covid-19 update