July 10, 2020
Tracking coronavirus: Anaheim responds
Anaheim continues to respond to the coronavirus outbreak.

We provide daily updates at Anaheim.net/coronavirus 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: 3,994

Anaheim is at a cumulative 3,994 past, active and recovered cases since reporting by city began in March, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency.

There were 1,132 new cases recorded across all of Anaheim's seven ZIP codes in the past seven days.

While a large addition of cases, it's important to note that the cases reported each day span several prior days and are not just from the past 24 hours. OC Health this week also reported a large amount of delayed testing data received from the state labs, contributing to larger single-day counts.

Anaheim has seen 96 people pass from complications of COVID-19, the condition caused by coronavirus.

Anaheim's cumulative cases represent 1 percent of our city's total population of 359,339.

While we continue to see new cases across our city, Anaheim's cases as a percentage of all Orange County cases has been declining since June 23, when it stood at 19.3 percent of countywide cases.

As of July 10, Anaheim makes up 17.6 percent of countywide cases.

Here is 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: 1,012
  • Nursing facility cases: 263
  • Deaths: 35 with 30 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: 1,030
  • Nursing facility cases: 64
  • Deaths: 20 with 11 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: 691
  • Nursing facility cases: 12
  • Deaths: 11 with three in 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: 481 
  • Nursing facility cases: 69
  • Deaths: 21 with 17 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: 491 
  • Nursing facility cases: none
  • Deaths: six
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: 165 
  • Nursing facility cases: none
  • Deaths: two
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: 72 
  • Nursing facility cases: none
  • Deaths: listed as "less than five" since July 4 with a prior Anaheim death now likely assigned to this ZIP code
Among cities, Santa Ana has the most cases at 4,318, followed by Anaheim at 3,994, Garden Grove at 1,186 and Huntington Beach at 1,117.

Find daily updates at Anaheim.net/coronavirus and on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram.

Orange County cases

As of July 10, the Orange County Health Care Agency, the lead agency for coronavirus in our region, is tracking 22,650 cases.

All of the cases are from several prior days with the most recent on July 8.

The seven-day average of new cases is now reported as of July 1 and stands at 674.

The county now breaks out cases for those living in homelessness, those in skilled nursing facilities and those in county jails.

There are 1,291 cases reported in skilled nursing facilities, 420 cases among inmates and 116 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 9,759 people. 

Orange County has seen 412 deaths - the first of which was reported March 24 - from complications of COVID-19.

While any loss of life is tragic, Orange County's death rate is relatively low at 1.8 percent.

The county now is at 296,311 tests completed after recently revising total test counts to include only swab current infection confirmation tests and not antibody tests, which only detect prior exposure.

As of July 10, the county's seven-day positivity rate is 14.7 percent.

The county's running total of 22,650 cases compared with total tests represents a 7.6 percent ongoing positivity rate.

The positivity rate is a carefully tracked indicator by the county and state health officials, and is part of the determination of how the county is faring in the face of the outbreak.

Read more about state data monitoring here.

Another carefully tracked indicator is hospitalizations. Here's where we stand as of July 10.

Patients in hospitals: 672

Patients in intensive care: 227

Percentage of ICU beds available: 39.1

Percentage of ventilators available: 65.4
Anaheim cases: what to know

Anaheim is seeing a surge in coronavirus cases.

It is part of a larger trend across Orange County, California and many U.S. states, where cases also are on the rise.

Rising cases are a serious concern for our city. We are bracing for more cases, hospitalizations, and, sadly, deaths.

We are seeing more cases for several reasons:
  • Community spread: the virus continues to work through our city in what's called community spread.
  • Testing: we are seeing more testing, which brings more detection of spread in Anaheim.
  • Reopening: more people are going back to work and more businesses are reopening, bringing more interaction.
  • Younger people: new cases include many more young people with those 18 to 34 now make up the largest number of cases.
  • Letting our guard down: going out in public and gathering with others without social distancing, face coverings and other best practices.
  • Skilled nursing facilities: group facilities with vulnerable residents continue to be a challenge.

Cases by area

We have seen cases in all parts of our city.

Cases do not indicate where a person contracted COVID-19, the condition caused by coronavirus. They merely indicate where a person lives.

The west and central part of our city have seen the majority of Anaheim's cases.

These also are the most populous and most densely populated parts of our city.

Other factors could be socioeconomic with working families, multi-generational households and communities where people live in close proximity to one another.

The areas are also home to most of our city's more than 30 nursing facilities, which make up more than 300 of our city's cases.

The Orange County Health Care Agency, the lead agency for coronavirus across Orange County, is providing additional resources and education for areas with higher case counts, including in Anaheim.

We are in regular contact with OC Health about coronavirus in our city.

Stopping spread, protecting yourself 

Community spread is a serious concern for our city. And knowing about where cases are provides additional insight.

But the amount of cases in Anaheim, or where they are in our city, does not alone represent any greater risk beyond what we already face from coronavirus.

Your greatest risk is from being in close contact with someone who is infected.

That is typically within six feet. Exposure duration, whether indoors or outdoors and whether people are wearing face coverings are factors.

The best ways to protect yourself:
  • Assume anyone could have COVID-19. While that's not the case, this thinking will reinforce preventive behaviors we all should be taking.
  • Stay away from anyone who is sick.
  • Stay six feet or more from those outside your household.
  • Stay home whenever possible.
  • Wear a face covering in public and when encountering others outside your household.
  • Wash or sanitize hands often.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Undertake basic cleaning and sanitizing of your home, workspace or things you touch.
  • Know signs and symptoms.
  • Get tested if you have exposure risk or concerns.
If there is anything positive about confirmed cases in our community, it is that patients have been diagnosed and are isolating or are being treated as needed.

That helps prevent spread by not having those infected go undiagnosed out in our community.

Going forward

Until we have a vaccine or significant community immunity, we will need to live with coronavirus and fight further spread by diligently following preventive measures.

While there will be adjustments, California has determined that staying home and closing down large parts of our economy for an extended period is not sustainable.

As dangerous as coronavirus is, a shutdown also takes a significant toll on those who have lost work, on businesses that are struggling to survive and with physiological and other health impacts.

So it is critical we continue to follow best practices and all work to stop the spread of coronavirus in Anaheim.

We are in this together and will get through this together.
More at Anaheim.net/coronavirus
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