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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: 9,670
This week we saw slightly higher numbers compared with the week prior. This likely reflects the tail end of an uptick we saw in late September. During the latter half of the week, we saw cases normalizing.
Anaheim is at a cumulative 9,670 past, active and recovered cases since reporting by city began in March, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency.
There were 224 new cases recorded across all of Anaheim's seven ZIP codes in the past seven days, up from 191 the week prior.
Anaheim has a cumulative total of 935 cases among children ages 18 down to infants.
As of Oct. 16, Anaheim has seen 304 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 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: 2,474
- Nursing facility cases: 409
- Deaths: 117 with 73 from nursing facilities
- Seven-day positivity rate: 4.6 percent, down from 5.9 percent the week prior
- Seven-day case rate: 4.8, down from 8.3 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: 1,732
- Nursing facility cases: 68
- Deaths: 44 with 17 from nursing facilities
- Seven-day positivity rate: 5.2 percent, up from 4.7 percent the week prior
- Seven-day case rate: 6.5, up from 5.9 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: 1,226
- Nursing facility cases: 86
- Deaths: 48 with 27 from nursing facilities
- Seven-day positivity rate: 5.9 percent, up from 4.9 percent the week prior
- Seven-day case rate: 6.7, up from 4.5 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: 1,102
- Nursing facility cases: none
- Deaths: 18
- Seven-day positivity rate: 8.4 percent, down from 8.5 percent the week prior
- Seven-day case rate: 9.9, up from 7.8 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 10,878, followed by Anaheim at 9,670, Garden Grove at 3,115, Fullerton at 2,697 and Orange at 2,605.
Orange County cases
As of Oct. 16, the Orange County Health Care Agency, the lead agency for coronavirus in our region, is tracking 56,587 cumulative cases of COVID-19.
There were 2,063 new cases recorded across the county in the past seven days.
The seven-day average of new cases reported as of Oct. 2 is 180.
Early October has seen easing in new cases, which is beginning to be reflected in the seven-day average.
Overall, the seven-day average has been in decline with fluctuations since July 11, when it peaked at 862.
Among cases, there are 2,343 cases reported in skilled nursing facilities, 571 cases among jail inmates and 166 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 50,632 people, or 89 percent.
Orange County has seen 1,401 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 975,548 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, down from 5.2 per 100,000 the week prior.
The county's current positivity rate is 3.5 percent, up slightly from 3.2 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 6.5 percent, down slightly from 6.6 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 Oct. 27.
Any movement between tiers also requires county direction and concurrence on businesses changes based on state guidelines.
A different Halloween and Día de los Muertos
From birthdays to graduations to family celebrations, everything has been different this year.
With the ongoing coronavirus crisis, we've had to limit gatherings with others outside our households, stay home as much as possible and find creative, low-risk ways to celebrate this year's milestones.
And while we all wish we were done with this, the coronavirus remains with us and will be around through the holidays.
First up is Halloween and Día de los Muertos.
This week, the state issued guidelines and recommendations for ways to have a safe and responsible celebration this year.
The guidelines discourage traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating and encourage backyard candy hunts, special Halloween meals and walking around your neighborhood in costume (but not trick-or-treating).
While it gives us no joy to do so, we must share the state guidelines and say traditional trick-or-treating is discouraged in Anaheim this year.
But we know some families may still do so. If you do, we join with California in urging you to consider what's called one-way trick-or-treating.
That's where kids and families might go to a handful of known neighborhood homes where they have set out prepackaged individual goodie bags, with all precautions taken, including no contact, social distancing, face masks in addition to costumes and hand and surface sanitizing.
We all need to avoid large gatherings with hundreds of people on the streets and going door to door. But we hope you and your family can find a smaller way to celebrate that works for you.
The state has also laid out best practices for small, private gatherings.
The summary? Wear a mask, limit gatherings (no more than three households) and celebrate virtually whenever possible.
We could see more guidelines to come as we near Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year's Eve. We'll provide more details as we get them.
Thank you for doing your part to keep Anaheim healthy!
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