Sept. 4, 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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Stay safe this Labor Day weekend!
We know this weekend is typically filled with end of summer celebrations, barbecues and large gatherings with family and friends. While it will be tempting for all of us to gather with others we haven't seen in a while, we must continue doing what we've been doing since March and avoid gatherings.

We don't want to see the case spikes we saw after the Memorial Day and Fourth of July holiday weekends.

We hope that everyone steps up to the challenge and commits to doing their part to reduce the spread of coronavirus in our community.

Tracking Coronavirus: Stay Safe this Labor Day Weekend

Anaheim cases: 8,456

Anaheim is at a cumulative 8,456 past, active and recovered cases since reporting by city began in March, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency.

There were 252 new cases recorded across all of Anaheim's seven ZIP codes in the past seven days.

Anaheim has a cumulative total of 765 cases among children ages 18 down to infants.

As of Sept. 4, Anaheim has seen 226 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 cumulative cases represent 2.3 percent of our city's total population of 359,339.

As of Sept. 3, the county now 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.

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. 

These are the two indicators used by the state to determine which colored tier Orange County falls into for reopening. However, the state does count skilled nursing facility cases in its calculations.

At this point, neither the state nor the county has indicated they will change reopening criteria based on ZIP code.

OC Health plans to update these numbers every Tuesday, in line with state updates of the county numbers.

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: 2,140
  • Nursing facility cases: 354
  • Deaths: 78 with 57 from nursing facilities
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 11.5 percent
  • Seven-day case rate: 15.8 
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: 2,078
  • Nursing facility cases: 64
  • Deaths: 42 with 14 from nursing facilities
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 13.6 percent
  • Seven-day case rate: 18.8
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: 1,529
  • Nursing facility cases: 65
  • Deaths: 31 with 11 from nursing facilities
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 10 percent
  • Seven-day case rate: 12.6
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: 1,078
  • Nursing facility cases: 87
  • Deaths: 45 with 26 from nursing facilities
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 10.5 percent
  • Seven-day case rate: 12.5
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: 976
  • Nursing facility cases: none
  • Deaths: 15
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 9.9 percent
  • Seven-day case rate: 11.2
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: 412
  • Nursing facility cases: none
  • Deaths: 10
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 7.8 percent
  • Seven-day case rate: 8.1
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: 184
  • 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: 2.7 percent
  • Seven-day case rate: 2.6
Among cities, Santa Ana has the most cases at 9,469, followed by Anaheim at 8,456, Garden Grove at 2,699, Huntington Beach at 2,246 and Orange at 2,234.

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Orange County cases

As of Sept. 4, the Orange County Health Care Agency, the lead agency for coronavirus in our region, is tracking 48,258 cumulative cases of COVID-19.

There were 1,972 new cases recorded across the county in the past seven days.

The seven-day average of new cases reported as of Aug. 20 is 217.

The trend has declined with fluctuations since July 11, when the seven-day average was 844.

For the past two days, we've seen a decrease in overall cases, likely due to a correction of data from a state reporting error.

Among cases, there are 2,045 cases reported in skilled nursing facilities, 542 cases among jail inmates and 152 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 43,005 people

Orange County has seen 1,042 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 2 percent.

The county now is at 683,364 total PCR tests completed.

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

The state announced a new reopening framework for counties last Friday.

Orange County is currently in the color coded purple Tier 1, designed for counties with widespread cases, according to the new state classification system, which became effective Aug. 31.

Counties in Tier 1 face the most restrictions on what businesses and activities can take place.

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
Orange County meets the criteria to move into the red Tier 2 category, which requires a positivity rate of between 5 percent and 8 percent and a new case rate of 4 to 7 per 100,000.

The county's current positivity rate is 5 percent with a new case rate of 5.6 per 100,000, as reported by the state. The state will update these numbers every Tuesday.

But the county must stay in Tier 1 until Sept. 8 before being assessed for movement into Tier 2.

Because we were already off California's monitoring list based on our data in the previous system, the state has confirmed that, if our metrics hold, we will be able to go into that next tier at the two-week mark.

Going forward, OC would need to meet the next tier requirements for three weeks before formally entering that next tier.

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
Beat the heat

In need of a cool place to sit and escape the heat this weekend?

We will have a cooling center open at the Downtown Anaheim Youth Center, 225 S. Philadelphia St. Parking is available in the adjacent City Hall parking structure.

The cooling center will be open on Saturday and Sunday only, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

We'll be following proper health and safety measures, including health screenings at the door and social distancing once inside.

We encourage those attending to bring a book, tablet or other activity.

Due to the heat wave, we're also under a state Flex Alert for this weekend between the hours of 3 and 9 p.m. each day. We need everyone in Anaheim to conserve electricity during that time.

While we hope this weekend will not be like the last heat wave, when we saw state mandated outages in Anaheim, we encourage everyone to save energy so we don't get to a point where outages have to be considered.

To get information in real time about potential outages and any other city emergencies in the future, sign up for Anaheim Alert to receive texts, calls or emails from the city of Anaheim.

Mask giveaway

Residents can get free face masks without leaving their vehicle at Anaheim's first-ever drive-thru mask giveaway event.

The mask giveaway will be held Wednesday, Sept. 9 at Magnolia Baptist Church, 720 S. Magnolia Ave., from 8 a.m. to noon.

Each Anaheim family will receive one pack of single-use, disposable masks until supplies run out.

Attendees should remain in their vehicles; walk-ups will not be allowed.

The event is part of Anaheim's Community and Economic Recovery Plan, through which the city has allocated $35 million to community and business relief and other coronavirus resources.

In this plan, the City Council dedicated $1 million toward added personal protective equipment and COVID-19 testing for the community.

The city plans to host several more giveaway events in the coming months.

Anaheim requires a mask or face covering when out in public and especially when not able to keep six feet of distance from others.

As Orange County moves toward a gradual reopening, masks will play an important role in keeping our city healthy and continuing to stem the spread of coronavirus.

The event also coincides with National Preparedness Month and is part of our efforts to promote preparedness among Anaheim residents in any emergency situation.
Get tested at no cost

Testing for Anaheim residents is widely available at the Anaheim Convention Center and at several local schools and churches.

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 other local schools and churches from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For these sites, 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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