Anaheim continues to respond to the coronavirus outbreak.
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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: 10,980
We've seen a big increase in cases reported this week in Anaheim as COVID fatigue sets in and many are continuing to gather with those outside of their household.
Anaheim is at a cumulative 10,980 past, active and recovered cases since reporting by city began in March, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency.
There were 486 new cases recorded across all of Anaheim's seven ZIP codes in the past seven days, up from 290 the week prior.
Anaheim has a cumulative total of 1,109 cases among children ages 18 down to infants.
As of Nov. 13, Anaheim has seen 328 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 3 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 Anaheim 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. The measurements do not include cases among inmates.
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.
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: 2,745
- Nursing facility cases: 408
- Deaths: 131 with 86 from nursing facilities
- Seven-day positivity rate: 4.6 percent, down from 5.0 percent the week prior
- Seven-day case rate: 7.7, 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: 1,948
- Nursing facility cases: 69
- Deaths: 48 with 19 from nursing facilities
- Seven-day positivity rate: 5.7 percent, down from 5.8 percent the week prior
- Seven-day case rate: 7.7, unchanged from 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: 1,391
- Nursing facility cases: 86
- Deaths: 49 with 27 from nursing facilities
- Seven-day positivity rate: 6.1 percent, up from 4.3 percent the week prior
- Seven-day case rate: 10.6, 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: 1,257
- Nursing facility cases: none
- Deaths: 20
- Seven-day positivity rate: 7.4 percent, up from 6.3 percent the week prior
- Seven-day case rate: 9.9, up from 6.8 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 12,230, followed by Anaheim at 10,980, Garden Grove at 3,554, Fullerton at 3,110 and Orange at 2,969.
Orange County cases
We saw a high number of new cases reported this week in Orange County.
As of Nov. 13, the Orange County Health Care Agency, the lead agency for coronavirus in our region, is tracking 64,058 cumulative cases of COVID-19.
There were 2,637 new cases recorded across the county in the past seven days, up from 1,703 a week earlier.
The seven-day average of new cases reported as of Oct. 31 is 215.
The seven-day average peaked on July 11 at 863.
Among cases, there are 2,383 cases reported in skilled nursing facilities, 580 cases among jail inmates and 204 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 56,018 people, or 87 percent.
Orange County has seen 1,522 deaths -- the first of which was reported March 24 -- from complications of COVID-19.
About 38 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 2.4 percent.
The county is now at 1,229,563 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 remains in the color coded red Tier 2, since first moving there 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 percent to 50 percent capacity.
The new state tiers are based on three 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
- Positivity rate for lower socioeconomic neighborhoods
The county's new case rate is at 5.6 per 100,000, down from 6 the week prior.
The county's current positivity rate is 3.3 percent, down from 3.6 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.
A third 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 5.5 percent, improved from 5.7 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 county risks falling back to purple Tier 1, the most restrictive, if case rates and testing positivity increase.
Any forward movement between tiers also requires county direction and concurrence on businesses chan7ges based on state guidelines.
Holidays and travel
Thanksgiving and the holiday season are normally a time when we travel to see relatives, get together with friends and family and gather with our community for events.
But like birthdays, graduations, Easter, Fourth of July and other occasions in 2020, this year's holiday celebration is going to look different.
With the ongoing coronavirus crisis, we've had to limit gatherings with others outside our households, stay home as possible and find creative, low-risk ways to celebrate this year's milestones.
The state has issued guidelines
for non-essential travel
ahead of the holidays, warning that traveling to visit family or friends who live outside your household can bring an increased risk of getting coronavirus and spreading it when you return home, especially when traveling via plane, bus or train.
Staying home or in the local area and avoiding non-essential travel to other states or countries is best.
If you must travel to or from the state, you should self quarantine for 14 days to avoid passing the virus on to your family or coworkers and get tested upon your return.
The state has also released guidelines for small gatherings that can help us reduce the risk of spreading the virus and celebrate safely this year.
Here are the main points:
- Wear a mask anywhere you will be around people who do not live with you, including shopping, events and on public transit. This includes close friends and family.
- Keep your distance -- especially from older family members and those with chronic health conditions.
- Avoid gathering indoors with other households.
- If you must be indoors, keep windows and doors open so fresh air circulates, wear a mask and spread out as much as possible.
- Don't share utensils or drinks with anyone.
- Keep gatherings short, whether inside or outside.
- If you or a family member is at higher risk for complications from COVID-19, consider skipping the gathering this year or joining via video call. If you do gather, wear a surgical or N95 mask.
- Limit celebrations to your household, but if you do invite others, limit to two other households.
- Avoid travel. Self quarantine and get tested before you leave and when you get home if you do travel.
- Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home if you are sick.
The CDC has also released guidelines identifying lower and higher risk activities
for the season. Read them here
We know it's hard and we're all tired of COVID-19, but we thank you for doing your part to help us stem the spread of the virus.
Internet access rebates
Anaheim residents can get help with their internet costs thanks to a our Internet Access Rebate Program.
Applications are open and funds are still readily available.
The program offers a rebate up to $120 for three months of internet service to qualified residents who have been impacted by the coronavirus crisis, with the goal of providing needed connectivity to those who are working from home or have children participating in distance learning.
Residents with an annual income up to $102,450 for a family of four can qualify for the program, which is administered by Anaheim Public Utilities. Applicants must be enrolled in one of Anaheim Public Utilities' other income qualified discount programs and can register now and then apply.
The amount of each applicant's rebate will be based on the number of users in their household. For one to two users, it will be up to $60, for three to four users, up to $90, and for five or more users, up to $120 -- typically paid in equal installments over three months.
Checks will be sent out within four weeks of submitting proof of internet service, such as a bill from your provider, and the program will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until funding is exhausted.
The rebate program is part of Anaheim's Community and Economic Recovery Plan, our $36 million effort to provide relief and assistance to residents and businesses amid these challenging times.
to learn more and to apply.
Know your status: Get tested for free
Free COVID-19 testing is offered for those with or without symptoms at Anaheim Convention Center and Anaheim City Hall.
Whether or not you have insurance, you'll be tested at no out-of-pocket cost to you.
Anaheim Convention Center offers drive-thru testing by appointment Tuesdays through Fridays from noon to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Get tested at Anaheim City Hall's walk-up testing kiosk on Mondays and Wednesdays by appointment from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Make an appointment here.
Latino Health Access also offers drive-thru and walk-up testing on Mondays at Magnolia High School and Fridays at Anaheim High School from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Make an appointment here.
More at Anaheim.net/coronavirus
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