April 9, 2021
Anaheim continues to respond to the coronavirus outbreak with vaccines, testing, community assistance and daily updates at Anaheim.net/coronavirus and on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

The newsletter is a weekly summary. This week's issue includes:

  • Anaheim and OC case update
  • Vaccine update
  • Beyond the Blueprint

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.
Anaheim cases: 41,602
Anaheim continues to see stable COVID-19 case rates, with some small fluctuation, at the lowest levels since the pandemic began more than one year ago.

But, with additional reopening, it's important we continue to fight COVID in all we do and not let our guard down yet.

Anaheim saw an increase of 95 cases in the seven days from April 3-9, while Orange County saw 844 new cases in that time.

Anaheim is at a cumulative 41,602 cases, with 5,323 among children. 

Orange County is at a cumulative 251,698 cases, with 26,206 among children.

Sadly, Anaheim has seen 841 people pass from complications of COVID-19, the condition caused by coronavirus. The county has seen a total of 4,826 deaths.

Our hearts go out to the families who have lost someone dear to them.

The county has processed a total of 3,441,198 polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, tests, the standard for diagnosing COVID-19 cases.

Anaheim and Orange County remain in orange Tier 3, the second most permissive in the state's reopening framework.

The state's tiers are primarily based on two measurements, each determined by calculating the seven-day average with a seven-day lag:

  • Average positivity rate of testing
  • Average new daily cases per 100,000 residents

The county's current case rate is 3 per 100,000 residents.

The county's current positivity rate is 1.6 percent.

The county's current positivity rate among our harder-hit, low-income communities is 2.1 percent.

Read more at Anaheim.net/reopening. 

We continue to dispense vaccines in our city and county at Anaheim's large POD sites and mobile clinics in neighborhoods.

In our data below we now include the percent of Anaheim residents who have been vaccinated, based on state data.

See more on vaccines below.

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: 10,187
  • Nursing facility cases: 667
  • Deaths: 294 with 137 from nursing facilities
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 2.5 percent, unchanged from the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 3.9, up from 3.4 the week prior
  • 65 and older vaccinated: 69.4 percent, up from 65.9 percent the week prior
  • 65 and younger vaccinated: 22.7 percent, up from 19.1 percent 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: 9,805
  • Nursing facility cases: 104
  • Deaths: 152 with 20 from nursing facilities
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 2.9 percent, up from 2.7 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 5.4, up from 4.4 the week prior
  • 65 and older vaccinated: 71 percent, up from 67.3 percent the week prior
  • 65 and younger vaccinated: 20.2 percent, up from 16.7 percent 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: 7,650
  • Nursing facility cases: 146
  • Deaths: 148 with 33 from nursing facilities
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 2.2 percent, down from 2.5 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 2.7, up from 2.5 the week prior
  • 65 and older vaccinated: 74.8 percent, up from 70.6 percent the week prior
  • 65 and younger vaccinated: 20.6 percent, up from 17.2 percent 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: 5,318
  • Nursing facility cases: 184
  • Deaths: 121 with 48 from nursing facilities
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 2.1 percent, down from 3.8 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 1.9, down from 6.1 the week prior
  • 65 and older vaccinated: 66.5 percent, up from 63.3 percent the week prior
  • 65 and younger vaccinated: 20.9 percent, up from 17.5 percent 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: 4,557
  • Nursing facility cases: none
  • Deaths: 58
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 0.7 percent, down from 1.6 the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 1.7, down from 4.8 the week prior
  • 65 and older vaccinated: 67.4 percent, up from 64.2 percent the week prior
  • 65 and younger vaccinated: 22.4 percent, up from 16.7 percent 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: 2,617
  • Nursing facility cases: none
  • Deaths: 47
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 0.8 percent, down from 1.8 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 1.9, unchanged from the week prior
  • 65 and older vaccinated: 79.9 percent, up from 76.5 percent the week prior
  • 65 and younger vaccinated: 28.3 percent, up from 24.1 percent 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: 1,226
  • Nursing facility cases: none
  • Deaths: 16
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 1 percent, up from 0.7 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 2.7, up from 1.3 the week prior
  • 65 and older vaccinated: 79.8 percent, up from 77.5 percent the week prior
  • 65 and younger vaccinated: 30 percent, up from 25.8 percent the week prior


Find daily updates at Anaheim.net/coronavirus and on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.
Vaccines: all 16+ eligible April 15
Next week will mark a big milestone for vaccines in Orange County. Starting April 15, anyone age 16 and older is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

While appointments will still be dependent on supply, this means that every adult in our city can get vaccinated and there will be no more restrictions on who can make an appointment.

There are still no vaccines approved for children under 16 at this time, though studies are ongoing and we have heard promising early reports from the three major vaccine manufacturers so far.

The only vaccine that is authorized for those 16-18 is Pfizer, which we don't currently offer at Anaheim sites. Pfizer is available at other county PODs. Note that minors getting the vaccine will need to bring a parent or guardian with them to their appointment.

This week may see a lower number of appointments due to lagging supply, but we expect to see more supply coming to our county in the coming weeks.

The best thing you can do is make sure you are registered in the system in advance so that when an appointment comes available, you're already in line.

If you have not already, head to Othena.com to register for an appointment now.

And remember, county PODs are not the only place to get your shot.

You can find a list of other vaccine sites here. You may also want to check with your doctor to see if they have vaccines available.

We need everyone to get vaccinated to help save lives and stop the spread of the virus so we can proceed with further reopening and finally put this crisis behind us.

Thank you for doing your part to fight COVID!

Find more on vaccines at Anaheim.net/vaccine.
Reopening: Beyond the Blueprint
This week the state announced that California is expected to fully reopen and largely return to normal on June 15 with testing, vaccinations and masks.

The announcement comes amid continuing decline and stability in COVID-19 case rates, positivity rates and hospitalizations.

Pending vaccine availability and continued low metrics, the colored, tiered reopening framework that has governed businesses since August will be retired and restrictions on what can be open, capacity limits and other state rules will be lifted.

The state intends to keep the mask mandate in place, and we await further guidance on some large-scale events such as festivals. We also expect that general guidelines will remain in place encouraging public health best practices such as sanitizing and social distancing.

We'll continue to look for more details and provide updates as we know more.

You can read more about the "Beyond the Blueprint" plan here.

Until that time, we'll continue to follow guidelines and restrictions under the current tier system. Currently, the county of Orange and Anaheim remain in orange Tier 3, the second most permissive in the framework.

This week we met the criteria in positivity rate and health equity rate to move to yellow Tier 4, however our case rate was slightly above what is required. We need to meet all three data points for two weeks before we can move to the next tier.

Already, the state has eased restrictions for many sectors, including indoor events, and provided additional flexibility for businesses and activities with full vaccination or testing by attendees.

Read more at Anaheim.net/reopening.
More at Anaheim.net/coronavirus