Oct. 23, 2020
Anaheim continues to respond to the coronavirus outbreak.

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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: 9,927

Anaheim is at a cumulative 9,927 past, active and recovered cases since reporting by city began in March, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency.

There were 254 new cases recorded across all of Anaheim's seven ZIP codes in the past seven days, up from 224 the week prior.

Anaheim has a cumulative total of 970 cases among children ages 18 down to infants.

As of Oct. 23, Anaheim has seen 314 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.

Anaheim's cumulative cases represent 2.7 percent of our city's total population of 359,339.

The county reports a seven-day average testing positivity rate and seven-day average daily case rate per 100,000 residents for each Anaheim ZIP code.

Both indicators are calculated with a seven day lag and updated every Tuesday.

The rates are calculated by dividing the seven-day daily case average by the ZIP code population then multiplying that by 100,000. For these rates, the county does not include cases among inmates or at skilled nursing facilities. 

On a county level, these are two of the three indicators used by the state to determine which colored tier Orange County falls into for reopening. State calculations do include skilled nursing facility cases, though.

The third indicator is a health equity measurement. Learn more about that on our reopening page.

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: 2,513
  • Nursing facility cases: 408
  • Deaths: 122 with 77 from nursing facilities
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 3.9 percent, down from 4.6 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 5.7, up from 4.8 the week prior
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: 2,437
  • Nursing facility cases: 65
  • Deaths: 58 with 15 from nursing facilities
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 8.1 percent, up from 7.4 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 8.8, up from 6.7 the week prior
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: 1,775
  • Nursing facility cases: 68
  • Deaths: 44 with 17 from nursing facilities
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 5.2 percent, unchanged from the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 7.4, up from 6.5 the week prior
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: 1,263
  • Nursing facility cases: 86
  • Deaths: 48 with 27 from nursing facilities
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 4.5 percent, down from 5.9 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 5.5, down from 6.7 the week prior
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: 1,137
  • Nursing facility cases: none
  • Deaths: 20
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 7.0 percent, down from 8.4 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 7.5, down from 9.9 the week prior
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: 516
  • Nursing facility cases: none
  • Deaths: 15
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 2.6 percent, down from 4.4 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 3.1, down from 5.8 the week prior
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: 221
  • Nursing facility cases: none
  • Deaths: listed as "less than five" since July 4 with three Anaheim deaths now likely assigned to this ZIP code
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 1.9 percent, down from 3.6 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 1.3, down from 2.6 the week prior
Among cities, Santa Ana has the most cases at 11,197, followed by Anaheim at 9,927, Garden Grove at 3,184, Fullerton at 2,774 and Orange at 2,699.

Find daily updates at Anaheim.net/coronavirus and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Orange County cases

As of Oct. 23, the Orange County Health Care Agency, the lead agency for coronavirus in our region, is tracking 58,010 cumulative cases of COVID-19.

There were 1,423 new cases recorded across the county in the past seven days.

The seven-day average of new cases reported as of Oct. 9 is 182.

Overall, the seven-day average has been in decline with fluctuations since July 11, when it peaked at 862.

Among cases, there are 2,349 cases reported in skilled nursing facilities, 574 cases among jail inmates and 189 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 51,990 people, or 89 percent. 

Orange County has seen 1,440 deaths -- the first of which was reported March 24 -- from complications of COVID-19.

About 37 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 2 percent.

The county this week surpassed 1 million tests, and is now at 1,044,997 total PCR tests completed.

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

Orange County moved into the color coded red Tier 2 on Sept. 8. Tier 2 is for counties with "substantial" cases, according to the new state classification system.

Counties in red Tier 2 can allow some indoor activities to resume at 10 to 50 percent capacity.

The new state tiers are based on two measurements, each determined by calculating the seven-day average with a seven-day lag:
  • Average positivity rate
  • Average new daily cases per 100,000 residents
The county's new case rate is at 4.6 per 100,000, unchanged the week prior.

The county's current positivity rate is 3.2 percent, down slightly from 3.5 percent the week prior.

Our current case rate remains in the red Tier 2 category, which is for case rates of 4 to 7 per 100,000.

Our positivity rate continues to be in the orange Tier 3 category, which is 2 percent to 4.9 percent.

A county must meet both requirements to transition to the next tier.

An additional measurement, known as health equity metric, looks at lower socioeconomic neighborhoods across the county. Read more here.
The lowest quarter of Orange County's neighborhoods have to see a testing positivity rate close to that of the next tier we're looking to move into.
Currently, the positivity rate for Orange County's lowest quarter of neighborhoods is 5.6  percent, down from 6.5 percent the week prior.  
It must be a no more than 5.2 percent for us to move into Tier 3.
The county must meet Tier 3 criteria for two weeks before it can formally move into that next tier.

The earliest Orange County could be assessed for Tier 3 is now Nov. 3.

Any movement between tiers also requires county direction and concurrence on businesses changes based on state guidelines.

You can find more about reopening and what can be open in each tier at Anaheim.net/reopening.
Walk-up testing at Anaheim City Hall

Appointments are now open for our new walk-up COVID-19 testing kiosk at Anaheim City Hall.

Appointments are available next week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Testing is available at no cost for those with or without symptoms, and with or without insurance.

Make your appointment here, there are plenty of slots available. Once you get to the page, click on the "mobile testing" button and go through the questionnaire.

Once you get to the screen where it asks where you want to get tested, click on "Anaheim City Hall."

The testing kiosk will be located on the south side of City Hall near the Chrysalis building. You can park for free in the Chrysalis parking lot, address 230 Mito Way.

Masks are required.

Results will be texted or emailed to you within two to four days.

After next week, we'll move the pop-up testing kiosk to another location in our city. The kiosks are part of our efforts, in partnership with the county of Orange, to expand testing in our most impacted areas.

Find more information on testing here.
Take it outdoors

Anaheim is offering grants to local restaurants to help build or expand outdoor dining space amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

All small businesses have been struggling under the restrictions and lifestyle changes this year, and restaurants have had to comply with many new regulations, including increasing outdoor dining options.

Being outside helps prevent the spread of the virus in combination with wearing masks and maintaining at least six feet of physical distance. That's why state guidelines allow for restaurants to reopen outdoors, in addition to some indoor capacity.

But we know not all restaurants have patios or courtyards already built out. So we're here to help.

Anaheim Restaurants can get up to $2,000 through our Restaurant Relief Grant Program to expand their outdoor dining space. This could include purchase of shade structures or umbrellas, décor, barricades or even renting tables and chairs. 

Grants are available for both current and future expenses as well as previous expenses back to March.

Applications are now open and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Funds are limited.

The grant program is part of the Anaheim Community and Economic Recovery Plan, through which we've provided $36 million in assistance to struggling renters, seniors, families, businesses and others amid these challenging times.

Click here for more information and to apply.

Questions? Call (714) 765-5060 or email outdoor@anaheim.net.
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