Aug. 28, 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: 8,204

Anaheim is at a cumulative 8,204 past, active and recovered cases since reporting by city began in March, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency.

There were 479 new cases recorded across all of Anaheim's seven ZIP codes in the past seven days.

Anaheim has a cumulative total of 741 cases among children ages 18 down to infants.

As of Aug. 28, Anaheim has seen 218 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.

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: 2,073
  • Nursing facility cases: 351
  • Deaths: 78 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: 2,022
  • Nursing facility cases: 64
  • Deaths: 42 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: 1,467
  • Nursing facility cases: 65
  • Deaths: 29 with 10 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: 1,049
  • Nursing facility cases: 86
  • Deaths: 42 with 24 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: 955
  • Nursing facility cases: none
  • Deaths: 13
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: 400
  • Nursing facility cases: none
  • Deaths: nine
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: 180
  • 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 9,247, followed by Anaheim at 8,204, Garden Grove at 2,594, Orange at 2,177 and Huntington Beach at 2,174.

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Orange County cases

As of Aug. 28, the Orange County Health Care Agency, the lead agency for coronavirus in our region, is tracking 47,782 cumulative cases of COVID-19.

There were 2,474 new cases recorded across the county in the past seven days.

The seven-day average of new cases reported as of Aug. 13 is 259.

The trend has declined with fluctuations since July 11, when the seven-day average was 839.

Among cases, there are 2,026 cases reported in skilled nursing facilities, 534 cases among jail inmates and 149 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 40,277 people

Orange County has seen 956 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 624,004 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 on Aug. 28. Read more in the "Reopening" section below or at

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 will become 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.

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

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.

Anaheim, Orange County and all of California have new state system for counties that determines what can be open, what can reopen and how businesses can operate.

The new tier system brings some minor updates for Anaheim and Orange County -- hair salons and barbershops can reopen -- but no significant changes just yet. 

Anaheim and Orange County are in the purple Tier 1, the most restrictive. 

To move among tiers:
  • Counties have 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 100,00 residents and the seven-day positivity rate, both tracked with a seven day lag.

The state will update the list of counties in each tier every Tuesday.

According to state data released today, the county meets both metrics required by the state for counties to move into Tier 2, at 5.6 daily average cases per 100,000 residents and a 5 percent seven-day positivity rate.

Since we came off the state monitoring list on Aug. 23, it appears that we're still on track to move into Tier 2, if everything holds, on or around Sept. 8. In that respect, the state appears to be grandfathering us in.

After this initial period, Orange County would have to meet the Tier 3 criteria for three straight weeks before moving into that next, less restrictive tier.

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

Public schools in Anaheim and Orange County will not be able to reopen until Orange County transitions to the next tier, Tier 2. Only elementary or private schools that have received a waiver from the county can operate with in-person learning.

Only businesses allowed to operate in Tier 1 or statewide will be allowed to operate until the county moves to Tier 2.

Click here to find more about which businesses can reopen and how in each tier.

Here are the tiers and the medical criteria for each:

Purple, Tier 1 (Orange County)

For counties with widespread cases and test results coming back at a positivity rate of 8 percent or higher and with seven or more new daily cases per 100,000 residents. These are typically counties that have been on California's monitoring list.

Red, Tier 2

For counties with substantial cases and a positivity rate of 5 percent to 8 percent and four to seven new daily cases per 100,000.

Orange, Tier 3

For counties with moderate cases and a positivity rate of 2 percent to 4.9 percent and growth in new daily cases of 1 to 3.9 per 100,000.

Yellow, Tier 4

For counties with minimal cases and a positivity rate of less than 2 percent and growth in new daily cases of less than 1 per 100,000.

Read more about how the state calculates county data within this framework here.

Find more about industry guidance and how Anaheim businesses can prepare for gradual reopening at
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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