Aug. 21, 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: 7,726

Anaheim is at a cumulative 7,726 past, active and recovered cases since reporting by city began in March, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency.

There were 419 new cases recorded across all of Anaheim's seven ZIP codes in the past seven days.

Anaheim has a cumulative total of 678 cases among children ages 18 down to infants.

As of Aug. 21, Anaheim has seen 204 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.

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.

Anaheim's percentage of all Orange County cases has been declining and now stands at 17, down from 19.3 percent of countywide cases in June.

Anaheim's cumulative cases represent 2.1 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: 1,959
  • Nursing facility cases: 330
  • Deaths: 76 with 57 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: 1,879
  • Nursing facility cases: 64
  • Deaths: 39 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: 1,393
  • Nursing facility cases: 64
  • Deaths: 24 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: 993
  • Nursing facility cases: 86
  • Deaths: 41 with 23 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: 899
  • Nursing facility cases: none
  • Deaths: 11
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: 372
  • Nursing facility cases: none
  • Deaths: eight
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: 174
  • 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 8,810, followed by Anaheim at 7,726, Garden Grove at 2,468, Orange at 2,076 and Fullerton at 2,050.

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Orange County cases

As of Aug. 21, the Orange County Health Care Agency, the lead agency for coronavirus in our region, is tracking 45,308 cumulative cases of COVID-19.

There were 2,454 new cases recorded across the county in the past seven days.

The seven-day average of new cases reported as of Aug. 7 is 330.

The trend has declined with fluctuations since July 10, when the seven-day average was 931.

Among cases, there are 1,950 cases reported in skilled nursing facilities, 527 cases among jail inmates and 143 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 36,830 people

Orange County has seen 882 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 1.9 percent.

The county now is at 581,360 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 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.

As of Aug. 21, the county has met all state thresholds for three consecutive days, the requirement to be removed from the list.

Now we await formal confirmation from the state, which is expected on Aug. 23.

Read more in the "Reopening" section below.

Here's where we stand as of Aug. 21:

Orange County's 14-day case rate is at 95.6 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 state requires this number to average below 100.  

The county's seven-day positivity rate, tracked with a seven-day lag, is 5.5 percent.

The state threshold for positivity rate is 8 percent.

Hospitalizations according to the most recent data as of Aug. 20:
  • Patients in hospitals: 397
  • Patients in intensive care: 117
Orange County's percent change in the average number of hospitalized patients in the past three days stands at -2.3.

A negative percentage means that the average number of patients in our hospitals has decreased, with the larger a number the better.

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. 21:
  • Percentage of ICU beds available: 30
  • Percentage of ventilators available: 58
The state requires at least 20 percent of ICU beds and 25 percent of ventilators available.

Read more about state data monitoring here.


For now, reopening in Anaheim, Orange County and California remains on hold. 

Reopening is expected to be revisited in coming weeks as Orange County moves past an early summer case surge and goes off the state's monitoring list for counties with high cases and hospitalization.

Orange County is now expected to come off the monitoring list on Aug. 23, after being added in June.

As of Aug. 21, the county has met state criteria for three consecutive days, the requirement to be taken off the monitoring list.

The county then must stay off the list by meeting state criteria for an additional two weeks before any additional reopening can be considered.

While a welcome sign, there will be no immediate change once the county comes off the monitoring list.

After Orange County stays off the monitoring list for two weeks, initially only schools are expected to be allowed to reopen for in-person learning.

Some public schools, including those here in Anaheim, are likely to continue with distance learning for the time being and evaluate a hybrid model in coming months.

For additional business reopening or changes to businesses already open, we continue to await additional guidance from the state.

Any return to reopening is expected to be gradual, with limited, phased reopening to guard against another spike in cases.

For now, no additional businesses can reopen or change operations at this time pending new reopening guidance from the state of California.

We expect a state update on next steps during the week of Aug. 24.

Any additional reopening will come with restrictions, including face coverings, social distancing, occupancy limits and other public health best practices.

To prevent moving backward as we saw in June and July, Anaheim employers need to diligently follow state reopening guidelines.

You can find guidelines and more at

Those visiting businesses must also keep their guard up with face coverings, limited outings, not going out in groups and other best practices.

Orange County requires the wearing of face coverings in public in accordance with California's guidelines.

Anaheim also requires wearing a face covering in public in accordance with California guidelines.
Anaheim recovery, here to help

The coronavirus crisis has hit all parts of our community, with many residents struggling with lost work and wages, other financial burdens, mental and physical health challenges, and for some, sadly, the loss of loved ones to COVID-19.

And Anaheim businesses are fighting to survive amid state and county regulations and the constantly fluctuating requirements and closures from the state's stay-at-home order.

Anaheim is here to help. Amid these challenging times, we've dedicated nearly $35 million in assistance directly helping our community.

The Anaheim City Council has allocated $19 million in spending for community and economic relief, called the Anaheim Community and Economic Recovery Plan. The money comes from $33 million in federal funding allocated to Anaheim from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES Act.

Anaheim has also aggressively pursued and secured more than $15.6 million in additional state and federal grant funding to pass on to those who need help.

The money has gone to help renters, nonprofits helping seniors and families, workers, those living in homelessness and others. We're also using it to increase available COVID-19 testing and provide masks to the community.

In addition, we've dedicated funds to help our economic recovery, including helping businesses and boosting tourism once it is safe to do so.

Find more details at
Eviction moratorium extended

Anaheim's City Council has reinstated the city's moratorium on residential and commercial evictions, effective through Sept. 30.

If you are unable to pay all or part of your rent, notify your landlord of your situation before or by seven days after rent is due and provide a filled-out form you can find just to the right.

Anaheim's eviction moratorium places a hold on evictions of tenants whose inability to pay rent was due to the impacts of the coronavirus crisis.

Tenants are required to notify their landlords that they have a covered reason for delayed payments, provide the landlord with verifiable documentation to support a covered reason for delayed payment, and pay the portion of the rent that they can pay.

If you are able to pay all or part of your rent you should do so to aid landlords who also are struggling and to avoid a large future bill for deferred rent.

The moratorium does not forgive but rather defers rent that is due.

Deferred rent payments can be paid back rent over several months or by mutual agreement between tenant and landlord.

If a repayment plan has not been agreed upon, regular rent payments are set to resume Oct. 30, 2020, with back payment of deferred rent spread equally over the amount of months missed entirely or partially.

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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, most Tuesdays at Katella High School and Fridays at Anaheim High School.

Click here to make an appointment.

On some Tuesdays, testing is offered at St. Anthony Claret Catholic Church from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For this site, please call (714) 332-6367.

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.

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.
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