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Anaheim cases: 9,444
This week brought encouragement a late-September uptick gave way to a downward trend in new cases.
Anaheim is at a cumulative 9,444 past, active and recovered cases since reporting by city began in March, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency.
There were 191 new cases recorded across all of Anaheim's seven ZIP codes in the past seven days, down from 204 the week prior.
Anaheim has a cumulative total of 906 cases among children ages 18 down to infants.
As of Oct. 9, Anaheim has seen 285 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 2.6 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 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: 2,418
- Nursing facility cases: 403
- Deaths: 106 with 67 from nursing facilities
- Seven-day positivity rate: 5.9 percent, up from 5.7 percent the week prior
- Seven-day case rate: 8.3, up from 6.3 the week prior
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.
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.
92802: central-south Anaheim
- Population: 63,483
- Total cases: 1,691
- Nursing facility cases: 68
- Deaths: 41 with 15 from nursing facilities
- Seven-day positivity rate: 4.7 percent, up from 4.1 percent the week prior
- Seven-day case rate: 5.9, up from 5.4 the week prior
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.
92806: central-east Anaheim
- Population: 44,456
- Total cases: 1,202
- Nursing facility cases: 85
- Deaths: 47 with 27 from nursing facilities
- Seven-day positivity rate: 4.9 percent, up from 4.0 percent the week prior
- Seven-day case rate: 4.5, up from 4.2 the week prior
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.
92807: Anaheim Canyon, part of east Anaheim
- Population: 41,980
- Total cases: 1,078
- Nursing facility cases: none
- Deaths: 18
- Seven-day positivity rate: 8.5 percent, up from 6.4 percent the week prior
- Seven-day case rate: 7.8, up from 5.4 the week prior
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.
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.
Among cities, Santa Ana has the most cases at 10,612, followed by Anaheim at 9,444, Garden Grove at 3,063, Fullerton at 2,629 and Orange at 2,530.
Orange County cases
As of Oct. 9, the Orange County Health Care Agency, the lead agency for coronavirus in our region, is tracking 55,345 cumulative cases of COVID-19.
There were 1,227 new cases recorded across the county in the past seven days.
The seven-day average of new cases reported as of Sept. 25 is 203.
The trend has declined with fluctuations since July 11, when the seven-day average was 864.
Among cases, there are 2,334 cases reported in skilled nursing facilities, 565 cases among jail inmates and 163 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 49,628 people, or 90 percent.
Orange County has seen 1,316 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 now is at 929,241 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 5.2 per 100,000, up from 4.4 per 100,000 the week prior.
The county's current positivity rate is 3.2 percent, up slightly from 3.1 percent the week prior.
An additional measurement, known as health equity, looks at lower socioeconomic neighborhoods across the county.
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 6.6 percent and 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 Oct. 20, according to OC Health.
Any movement between tiers also requires county direction and concurrence on businesses changes based on state guidelines.
Get free masks when you get tested
Masks and testing are two of the best tools we have to fight coronavirus.
Now the two are coming together at the Anaheim Convention Center.
We'll be giving away a pack of 40 surgical masks to anyone who gets tested for COVID-19 at the convention center on Wednesday, Oct. 14.
Testing at the convention center is quick and easy with no out-of-pocket costs.
It takes about 20 minutes and results are back in two to three days and often in about 24 hours.
Testing is open to first responders, essential workers, public employees, teachers and anyone who may have been exposed or who has symptoms.
You can get tested with even mild symptoms, such as headache and fatigue. Just indicate those on the sign-up form.
If you have insurance, your insurer will be billed and is required to cover testing with no out-of-pocket costs under the federal CARES Act.
For the uninsured, testing costs are covered by CARES Act funding.
It's more important than ever that we keep up testing in Anaheim and across Orange County.
While we never want to see someone test positive, detecting cases helps stop spread by having people isolate and get treated as necessary.
And if someone tests negative, that helps bring down our positivity rate. That will help us more quickly move through California's reopening tiers.
So why not get tested and a free package of masks while you're at it?
Testing staff will be handing out the masks to everyone who gets tested on Wednesday. And we want Anaheim residents to take advantage of the opportunity.
Anaheim has given out nearly 100,000 masks at drive-thru giveaways, and now you can get a pack while also getting tested.
Sign up now at 360clinic.md and make an appointment for Wednesday, Oct. 14.
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