Sept. 18, 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 weekly summary.

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: 8,815

Anaheim continues to see a decline in the rate of new cases.

Anaheim is at a cumulative 8,815 past, active and recovered cases since reporting by city began in March, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency.

There were 185 new cases recorded across all of Anaheim's seven ZIP codes in the past seven days.

Anaheim has a cumulative total of 816 cases among children ages 18 down to infants.

As of Sept. 18, Anaheim has seen 243 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 2.4 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 the two 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.

While ZIP data is helpful to understanding impact in Anaheim, the state and county look do not consider ZIP code data when looking at Orange County's progress toward reopening.

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: 2,244
  • Nursing facility cases: 362
  • Deaths: 88 with 64 from nursing facilities
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 8.2 percent, down from 8.3 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 5.1, down from 7.7 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: 2,159
  • Nursing facility cases: 65
  • Deaths: 46 with 14 from nursing facilities
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 11.7, up from 11.4 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 4.8, down from 10.1 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: 1,594
  • Nursing facility cases: 65
  • Deaths: 32 with 12 from nursing facilities
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 8.1 percent, down from 8.3 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 7, down from 9 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: 1,132
  • Nursing facility cases: 86
  • Deaths: 46 with 26 from nursing facilities
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 8.1 percent, up from 7.8 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 3.2, down from 6.4 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: 1,000
  • Nursing facility cases: none
  • Deaths: 15
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 7.4 percent, up from 7 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 3.1 percent, down from 5.4 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: 434
  • Nursing facility cases: none
  • Deaths: 10
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 4.5 percent, down from 4.6  percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 5, down from 5.4 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: 194
  • Nursing facility cases: none
  • Deaths: listed as "less than five" since July 4 with three Anaheim deaths now likely assigned to this ZIP code
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 3.6 percent, up from 3 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 4, up from 2 the week prior
Among cities, Santa Ana has the most cases at 9,945, followed by Anaheim at 8,815, Garden Grove at 2,815, Fullerton at 2,351 and Orange at 2,349.

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Orange County cases

As of Sept. 18, the Orange County Health Care Agency, the lead agency for coronavirus in our region, is tracking 51,646 cumulative cases of COVID-19.

There were 1,033 new cases recorded across the county in the past seven days.

The seven-day average of new cases reported as of Sept. 3 is 171.

The trend has declined with fluctuations since July 11, when the seven-day average was 862.

Among cases, there are 2,133 cases reported in skilled nursing facilities, 556 cases among jail inmates and 158 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 46,453 people, or 90 percent. 

Orange County has seen 1,123 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 percent.

The county now is at 777,454 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
Orange County will be in Tier 2 for a minimum of 21 days, or three weeks, and must continue to meet state tier criteria, 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 3.9 percent, down from 4.2 percent the week prior. 

The county's new case rate is at 4.7 per 100,000, down from 5.2 the week prior.

Going forward, OC will need to meet next-tier requirements for two weeks before formally entering the next tier.

Any movement between tiers also requires county direction and concurrence on businesses changes based on state guidelines.

You can find more about reopening and what can be open in each tier at
Internet Access Rebate Program

Starting next month, income-qualified Anaheim residents can get help with their internet costs thanks to a new rebate program.

The Internet Access Rebate Program will offer 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 will be administered by Anaheim Public Utilities. Applicants must be enrolled in one of Anaheim Public Utilities' other income qualified discount programs.

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 City Council has allocated $1 million for the Internet Access Rebate Program.

Applications will become available on Oct. 1. Click here to learn more and to apply.

The rebate program is part of Anaheim's ongoing efforts to provide relief and assistance to residents and businesses amid these challenging times.

Through the Anaheim Community and Economic Recovery Plan, the city has allocated $36 million to helping the community.

The funds have gone to help struggling renters stay in their homes and pay back rent, assist businesses in creating outdoor dining space and attracting customers, help small businesses with lost income, and direct aid to local nonprofits to help seniors, families and others in need.

The funding comes thanks to $33 million in federal assistance allocated to Anaheim to address coronavirus in the city, as well as other state and federal grants.

For more on the Community and Economic Recovery Plan, visit
Mask giveaway

Need masks? We've got you covered.

We'll be holding our third drive-thru mask giveaway event on Saturday, Sept. 26, at Temple Beth Emet, 1770 W. Cerritos Ave., from 8 a.m. to noon.

Each Anaheim family will receive one pack of single-use, disposable masks.

The event is part of Anaheim's Community and Economic Recovery Plan, through which the city has allocated $36 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.

At our first two events, we have served nearly 1,500 families.

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 events also coincide with National Preparedness Month and is part of our efforts to promote preparedness among Anaheim residents in any emergency situation.
New testing hours at convention center

No-cost COVID-19 testing will now be available on weekday evenings at Anaheim Convention Center.

Starting Sept. 22, testing will be available Tuesdays through Fridays from noon to 7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The change in hours is an effort to make testing more accessible to those who may have children doing online learning at home or those who work during the daytime hours.

Anaheim, in partnership with the OC Health Care Agency and operator 360 Clinic, launched the convention center testing site in July.

More than 15,000 tests have been performed since the site opened.

The city has extended the contract with the county and operator 360 Clinic to operate through November.

Testing is contact-free and self-administered inside vehicles. Appointments can be made online at, with medical assessments done by doctors and nurses.

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.

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.
Results are returned within one to four days, and sometimes within a day, by email or text message.

Click here to make an appointment.

Questions? Call (800) 446-8888.

In addition, drive-thru testing is available weekly in some of Anaheim's 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.

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