Sept. 11, 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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Video Spotlight: Mask Giveaway 
We held our first drive-thru mask giveaway on Wednesday and served nearly 500 Anaheim families. Join us for our next event on Sept. 16. More details below.

Anaheim Drive-Thru Mask Giveaway

Anaheim cases: 8,636

Anaheim is at a cumulative 8,636 past, active and recovered cases since reporting by city began in March, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency.

There were 181 new cases recorded across all of Anaheim's seven ZIP codes in the past seven days.

Anaheim has a cumulative total of 792 cases among children ages 18 down to infants.

As of Sept. 11, Anaheim has seen 233 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 2.4 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.

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. 

State calculations do include skilled nursing facility cases, though.

While ZIP data is helpful to understanding impact in Anaheim, the state and county look do not consider ZIP code data when looking at Orange County's progress toward reopening.

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: 2,189
  • Nursing facility cases: 356
  • Deaths: 81 with 59 from nursing facilities
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 8.3 percent, down from 11.5 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 7.7, down from 15.8 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: 2,114
  • Nursing facility cases: 64
  • Deaths: 43 with 14 from nursing facilities
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 11.4, down from 13.6 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 10.1, down from 18.8 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: 1,560
  • Nursing facility cases: 65
  • Deaths: 32 with 12 from nursing facilities
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 8.3 percent, down from 10 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 9, down from 12.6 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: 1,106
  • Nursing facility cases: 88
  • Deaths: 45 with 26 from nursing facilities
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 7.8 percent, down from 10.5 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 6.4, down from 12.5 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: 987
  • Nursing facility cases: none
  • Deaths: 15
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 7 percent, down from 9.9 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 5.4 percent, down from 11.2 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: 430
  • Nursing facility cases: none
  • Deaths: 10
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 4.6 percent, down from 7.8 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 5.4, down from 8.1 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: 192
  • 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: 3 percent, up slightly from 2.7 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 2, down from 2.6 the week prior
Among cities, Santa Ana has the most cases at 9,717, followed by Anaheim at 8,636, Garden Grove at 2,770, Orange at 2,302 and Fullerton at 2,289.

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Orange County cases

As of Sept. 11, the Orange County Health Care Agency, the lead agency for coronavirus in our region, is tracking 50,613 cumulative cases of COVID-19.

There were 1,355 new cases recorded across the county in the past seven days.

The seven-day average of new cases reported as of Aug. 27 is 201.

The trend has declined with fluctuations since July 11, when the seven-day average was 863.

Among cases, there are 2,068 cases reported in skilled nursing facilities, 549 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 44,976 people

Orange County has seen 1,081 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 723,864 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 designed 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 25 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
Orange County will be in Tier 2 for a minimum of 21 days, or three weeks, and must continue to meet state tier criteria, 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 4.2 percent, down from 5 percent the week prior. 

The county's new case rate is at 5.2 per 100,000, down from 5.6 the week prior.

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 and Orange County are in red Tier 2 of California's color-coded, four-tier system for what can reopen and how businesses can operate.

Anaheim and Orange County moved into Tier 2 on Sept. 8. 

Some businesses that can reopen now that we're in Tier 2:
  • Indoor nail salon services
  • Restaurant indoor dining at 25 percent capacity or no more than 100 people
  • Indoor gyms and fitness at 10 percent capacity, including at hotels
  • Movie theaters at 25 percent capacity
  • Indoor shopping centers and stores at 50 percent capacity
To keep moving among the tiers:
  • Counties have to wait a minimum of 21 days, or three weeks
  • A county must meet the requirements of the new tier for two straight weeks
  • Counties can only move one tier at a time
The criteria for each tier is the average daily case rate per 100,000 residents and the seven-day positivity rate, both tracked with a seven-day lag.

The state updates county data for tiers each Tuesday.

To get to the next tier, Orange County would have to meet Tier 3 criteria for two straight weeks before moving into that next, less restrictive tier.

If the county has case and positivity rates that are higher than our current tier for two consecutive weeks, we'll regress back to the previous, more restrictive tier.

While not allowed to operate now, we are still awaiting state guidance on the theme parks of the Anaheim Resort and the Anaheim Convention Center while in Tier 2.

Public schools in Anaheim and Orange County are be able to reopen for in-person learning on Sept. 22, if they choose to.

To see what businesses can be open and how as well as what can't be open in Tier 2 at
Mask giveaway

Need masks? We've got you covered.

We'll be holding our second drive-thru mask giveaway event on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at Anaheim First Christian Church, 520 W. South St., from 4 to 8 p.m.

Each Anaheim family will receive one pack of 40 single-use, disposable masks.

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.

At our first event, held this week in west Anaheim, we served nearly 500 families.

We plan to host 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 a COVID-19 test

As we begin gradual reopening in our city and county, testing is even more important.

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

Residents can get tested with no out of pocket costs and without even leaving their cars! 

Appointments are available at the 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.
Results are returned within two to four days by email or text message.

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.

Questions? Call (800) 446-8888.

In addition, drive-thru testing is available weekly in some of Anaheim's 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.

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