Aug. 14, 2020
Tracking coronavirus: Anaheim responds
Anaheim continues to respond to the coronavirus outbreak.

We provide daily updates at and on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts.

The newsletter is a summary of where we're at.

We thank everyone in Anaheim for doing your part to stem the spread of coronavirus in our community and we want you to know that as your city, we're here for you.

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Anaheim cases: 7,306

Anaheim is at a cumulative 7,306 past, active and recovered cases since reporting by city began in March, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency.

There were 673 new cases recorded across all of Anaheim's seven ZIP codes in the past seven days. Anaheim has a total of 606 cases among children ages 18 down to infants.

As of Aug. 14, Anaheim has seen 184 people pass from complications of COVID-19, the condition caused by coronavirus.

Our hearts go out to the family and friends who have lost someone dear to them.

This week, OC Health reported that it has finished processing the backlog in results and tests from the state's reporting system error.

The large number of test results we have seen in the past several days reflects a catch-up in state processing of tests from labs.

Last weekend, the state cleared a backlog of 295,000 cases from across California.

We're looking for more consistent reporting as we continue from here.

Overall, Anaheim continues to see new cases but also a moderation from the high levels seen in early July, when the city peaked at 243 daily new cases on July 9.

And it's important to remember that cases reported each day for Anaheim did not all occur in the past 24 hours.

Anaheim's percentage of all Orange County cases has been declining and now stands at 17.1, down from 19.3 percent of countywide cases in June.

Anaheim's cumulative cases represent 2 percent of our city's total population of 359,339.

Here's a look at the latest data by ZIP codes in our city.

92804: southwest Anaheim

Knott Avenue to the west to Euclid Street to the east, and from Lincoln Avenue to the north to Ball Road to the south. The ZIP code is the most populous in Anaheim. It is also home to the most skilled nursing facilities along and near Beach Boulevard.
  • Population: 92,854
  • Total Cases: 1,848
  • Nursing facility cases: 328
  • Deaths: 69 with 53 from nursing facilities
92805: central Anaheim

Santa Ana (I-5) Freeway to the west to State College Boulevard, and from the Riverside (91) Freeway to the north to Orangewood Avenue to the south. The ZIP code has the second highest population.
  • Population: 75,069
  • Total Cases: 1,777
  • Nursing facility cases: 64
  • Deaths: 36 with 14 from nursing facilities

92801: northwest Anaheim

Western Avenue to the west to East Street to the east, Lincoln Avenue to the south to the Riverside (91) Freeway to the north.The ZIP code is home to third highest population.
  • Population: 63,483
  • Total cases: 1,317
  • Nursing facility cases: 63
  • Deaths: 22 with five from nursing facilities
92802: central-south Anaheim

Euclid Street to the west to the Santa Ana (I-5) Freeway to the west, and from Lincoln Avenue to the north to Orangewood Avenue to the south. The ZIP code has the fourth largest number of people.
  • Population: 44,456
  • Total cases: 941
  • Nursing facility cases: 90
  • Deaths: 36 with 21 from nursing facilities
92806: central-east Anaheim

State College Boulevard to the west to Tustin Avenue to the east, and from Orangethorpe Avenue to the north to the Santa Ana River to the south. The ZIP code has the fifth largest number of people.
  • Population: 41,980
  • Total cases: 859
  • Nursing facility cases: none
  • Deaths: 10
92807: Anaheim Canyon, part of east Anaheim

Tustin Avenue to the west to Fairmont Boulevard to the east, Orangethorpe Avenue to the north to Serrano Avenue to the south. The area has the sixth most people.
  • Population: 37,119
  • Total cases: 347
  • Nursing facility cases: none
  • Deaths: six
92808: east Anaheim

Fairmont Boulevard to the west into the eastern open space, from Riverside (91) Freeway to the north to southern city boundary. The ZIP code includes part of Anaheim's eastern open space with no homes and has the fewest people.
  • Population: 21,603
  • Total cases: 165
  • Nursing facility cases: none
  • Deaths: listed as "less than five" since July 4 with three Anaheim deaths now likely assigned to this ZIP code
Among cities, Santa Ana has the most cases at 8,362, followed by Anaheim at 7,306 Garden Grove at 2,323, Orange at 1,967 and Fullerton at 1,930.

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Orange County cases

As of Aug. 14, the Orange County Health Care Agency, the lead agency for coronavirus in our region, is tracking 42,854 cumulative cases of COVID-19.

There were 4,100 new cases recorded across the county in the past seven days.

After processing a case backlog this week caused by a state reporting error, cases are now believed to be mostly up to date, according to OC Health.

The seven-day average of new cases reported as of July 31 is 378.

The trend has declined with fluctuations since July 11, when the seven-day average was 823.

Among cases, there are 1,872 cases reported in skilled nursing facilities, 517 cases among jail inmates and 142 among the county's homeless population.

The county's estimate of those who have recovered from COVID-19, the condition caused by coronavirus, is at 33,697 people

Orange County has seen 789 deaths -- the first of which was reported March 24 -- from complications of COVID-19.

About 40 percent of those were patients at skilled nursing facilities.

While any loss of life is tragic, Orange County's death rate is relatively low at 1.8 percent.

The county now is at 527,578 PCR tests completed.

A PCR, or polymerase chain reaction, test is a swab sample that confirms if a person has a current infection.

Tests are current up to Aug. 13.

Orange County is currently on the state's monitoring list, which means that the state tracks several key indicators of how we are faring with the outbreak: 14-day case rate, seven-day positivity rate, hospitalizations and hospital capacity.

These factors determine whether the county remains on the monitoring list, which comes with additional restrictions.

Read more about state data monitoring here.

Here's where we stand as of Aug. 14:

Orange County's 14-day case rate is at 121.7 per 100,000 residents.

This is calculated by taking new cases in the past 14 days, with a three-day lag, dividing that number by our population and then multiplying it by 100,000.

The rate must be below 25 for our county to be removed from the monitoring list. 

The county's seven-day positivity rate, tracked with a seven-day lag, is 7.2 percent.

The state threshold for positivity rate is 8 percent.

Though it does not factor into our position on the monitoring list, it's interesting to note that the county's running total of 42,854 cases compared with total tests represents an 8.1 percent ongoing positivity rate.

Hospitalizations according to the most recent data as of Aug. 13:
  • Patients in hospitals: 436
  • Patients in intensive care: 152
Orange County's percent change in the average number of hospitalized patients in the past three days stands at -5.9.

A negative percentage means that the average number of patients in our hospitals has decreased.

To be removed from the monitoring list, the average number of patients hospitalized in a county cannot increase more than 10 percent in a three-day period.

Orange County's hospital capacity as of Aug. 14:
  • Percentage of ICU beds available: 31
  • Percentage of ventilators available: 56
To be removed from the monitoring list, counties must have 25 percent of ventilators available and 20 percent of ICU beds available.

While Orange County is meeting many of the state criteria, we must meet all of these measurements for 14 consecutive days in order to get off the state's monitoring list. Then to ease restrictions, we must remain off the list for three consecutive days. 
Get tested at no cost

Testing for Anaheim residents is widely available at the Anaheim Convention Center and at three local high schools.

Thanks to a partnership between the city, the county of Orange and nonprofit Latino Health Access, free drive-thru testing is available in our most impacted neighborhoods.

Testing occurs on Mondays at Magnolia High School, Tuesdays at Katella High School and Fridays at Anaheim High School.

Appointments are available to those with symptoms, including basics such as headache or fatigue; essential workers; and anyone with recent contact with a person positive with COVID-19.

Click here to make an appointment.

Questions? Call Latino Health Access at (714) 805-7838.

Appointments are available at Anaheim Convention Center drive-thru COVID-19 testing site Tuesday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Click here to make an appointment.

Testing is available for:
  • People with even mild symptoms
  • Healthcare workers and first responders
  • Residents and employees of skilled nursing and other group living facilities
  • Essential workers: grocery, food supply, utility and public employees
  • Those who have had close contact (15 minutes or more within 6 feet) to someone known or suspected to have COVID-19.
Testing is contact-free and self-administered inside vehicles. Results are returned within two to four days.

For those with insurance, insurers will be billed with no out-of-pocket cost for those being tested.

For those without insurance, federal funding will cover the cost of testing.

The testing site is part of Anaheim's ongoing efforts to address the coronavirus crisis, in partnership with the county of Orange. The operator is Garden Grove-based 360 Clinic.

To make an appointment, click here.

Questions? Call (800) 446-8888.
Utility bill help

If you are experiencing financial hardship due to a loss of employment or other circumstances, give us a call at (714) 765-3300 to help you with programs and resources. 

Bill deferrals, income qualified discounts, emergency assistance, medical allowances, fee waivers, and limiting disconnections are ways we can work with you to get through this unprecedented event together.

Click here for more information.

Anaheim Public Utilities has launched a new emergency assistance program to help those struggling to pay their utility bill due to the coronavirus crisis.

Households facing temporary financial hardship can get up to a $350 bill credit.

For more information, call (714) 765-3300 or click here.

Mental health resources

This year has been a difficult one, with many people struggling with stress and financial hardship due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

We sometimes forget that taking care of our mental health is just as important as taking care of our physical health.

If you're feeling stressed, down, anxious or hopeless, there are resources to help.

The county of Orange has launched a new campaign called "What you feel is real," providing much-needed mental health resources to county residents.

The county website has videos about common emotions and issues that come along with this crisis. There is also information specific to children and caregivers, health care workers and first responders, older adults and others.

If you have concerns about your mental health, substance use, are feeling lonely or confused, or need information about available mental health services, call the 24/7 OC Warmline for help at (877) 910-6412 or text (714) 991-6412.

The county also provides referrals to other mental health or substance use resources, telehealth and telephone counseling and more.

Find more information here.
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