Dec. 4, 2020
Anaheim continues to respond to the coronavirus outbreak as we enter a second surge in cases across our county, state and nation.

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: 13,862

With last week's holiday, it's been a couple weeks since we provided an email update on COVID-19 cases for Anaheim and Orange County.

A lot has changed in that time for Anaheim and Orange County.

If you've been following us on social media, you've likely seen the rapid increase of new cases reported in our daily updates. We are seeing a coronavirus surge that has already outpaced the peak we saw during our summer surge in July.

Anaheim saw an increase of 1,190 cases in the past seven days, while Orange County saw 7,792 new cases in that time.

Anaheim is at a cumulative 13,862 cases, with 1,466 among children. 

Orange County is at a cumulative 82,887 cases, with 6,902 among children.

Sadly, Anaheim has seen 349 people pass from complications of COVID-19, the condition caused by coronavirus. The county has seen a total 1,603 deaths.

Our hearts go out to the family and friends who have lost someone dear to them.

As of Dec. 4, the county has processed 1,512,749 polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, tests, the standard for diagnosing COVID-19 cases.

Orange County, along with much of California, remains in the most restrictive purple Tier 1 category based on our case rate and positivity rate. This is the most restrictive tier in the state's color-coded reopening framework, which determines what businesses can be open with modifications.

The county's current case rate is 22.2 per 100,000 residents.

The county's current positivity rate is 8.8 percent.

We're also currently under a limited stay-at-home order from the state, which restricts business operations and gatherings in the overnight hours. 

In the coming days, we could see Anaheim, as part of a larger Southern California region defined by the state's road to recovery task force, move into a more restrictive stay-at-home order. More on that 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: 3,838
  • Nursing facility cases: 422
  • Deaths: 138 with 90 from nursing facilities
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 11.2 percent, up from 8.5 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 35.2, up from 21.5 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: 3,401
  • Nursing facility cases: 100
  • Deaths: 61 with 16 from nursing facilities
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 13.9 percent, up from 12.3 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 43.0, up from 34.6 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: 2,517
  • Nursing facility cases: 72
  • Deaths: 52 with 19 from nursing facilities
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 13.4 percent, up from 12.2 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 2.5, up from 30.8 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: 1,757
  • Nursing facility cases: 122
  • Deaths: 53 with 28 from nursing facilities
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 10.7 percent, down from 12.0 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 30.8, up from 30.2 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: 1,552
  • Nursing facility cases: none
  • Deaths: 21
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 11.5 percent, up from 9.6 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 34, up from 25.9 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: 810
  • Nursing facility cases: none
  • Deaths: 17
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 7.6 percent, up from 7.3 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 24.2, up from 16.9 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: 347
  • 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: 8.7 percent, down from 8.9 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 23.1, up from 18.5 the week prior
Among cities, Santa Ana has the most cumulative cases at 16,041, followed by Anaheim at 13,862, Garden Grove at 4,820, Orange at 3,938 and Fullerton at 3,923.

Find daily updates at and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Pending regional stay-at-home order

Anaheim and Orange County could fall under a new, more restrictive stay-at-home order in coming days, if our region hits a key hospitalization measurement.
To be clear, this new, stricter stay-at-home order is not in effect now.
The measurement that determines when we fall under the new order is the percentage of available intensive-care unit beds for a newly defined Southern California region.
Starting Saturday, the stay-at-home order would be triggered when a region falls below 15 percent availability of beds in ICUs.
Our region spans from San Diego and Imperial counties to the south to San Luis Obispo County in the northwest and as far as Mono County in the northeast part of our state.
It's a lot larger than what we usually think of as Southern California.
The region's ICU bed availability is 20.6 percent as of Thursday and will be updated daily, with Friday's number due late afternoon.
We will be sharing any updates as they happen at and on the city's Facebook and Twitter pages.
While only one part of our region, Orange County's availability is 20 percent as of Friday. Los Angeles County, which, given its size, will have a large impact on our region, is at 24 percent as of Friday.
It brings us no joy to share that our region is expected to reach the ICU threshold with the current surge we are seeing.
Because the region we're included in is so big, it is hard to say when. It could be in a day, coming days or beyond.
The earliest we could see changes would be on Sunday, if the Southern California region dipped below 15 percent on Saturday.
Here is a summary of pending restrictions under the new stay-at-home order. Please note some closures already are in place in Anaheim and Orange County under the state's purple Tier 1 restrictions for counties with widespread cases. 
  • No gatherings with those outside your household
  • Stay at home except for essential outings and work
  • No nonessential travel
  • Closure of bars, wineries, breweries, distilleries
  • Closure of nail, hair salons, barbers, other personal care services
  • Closure of indoor, outdoor playgrounds
  • Closure of indoor recreation facilities
  • Closure of movie theaters
  • Closure of museums, zoos, aquariums
  • Closure of family entertainment centers
  • Closure of limited services, including car washes and pet groomers
  • Closure of theme parks
Allowed to stay open:
  • Non-urgent healthcare, including dentists, optometrists
  • Schools that are already open
  • Childcare
  • Restaurants: takeout only, no more outdoor dining
  • Stores, shopping centers: 20 percent capacity with entry metering
  • Hotels and lodging: essential travel and lodging only
  • Offices: remote except for critical operations where remote is not possible
  • Churches, temples, mosques: outdoor only
  • Critical infrastructure and services (water, power, government)
  • Offices: remote except for critical operations where remote is not possible
  • Parks, trails, beaches, other outdoor recreation
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At-home COVID-19 test kits

Anaheim residents can now order an at-home COVID-19 test kit that will be sent directly to their homes at no cost. 

The kits are also available for pick-up at several clinics throughout the city.

The saliva-based test is easy to do and once you're finished, you package it in the box provided and drop it off at a FedEx box, no postage needed. You'll get your results via email in 24-48 hours.

When done properly, the test is reported to be 100% accurate.

 Click here to order a kit.

If you're feeling sick, think you've been exposed, are an essential worker or live with family members that are at high risk, you may want to consider getting tested.

Free COVID-19 testing is also available at sites throughout Anaheim to those with and without symptoms and with and without health insurance.

Drive-thru testing is open at the Anaheim Convention Center Tuesday through Friday from noon to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Walk-up testing is available at Anaheim City Hall on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Make an appointment for both sites here.

Neighborhood testing is available, both for drive-thru and walk-up, 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.

Testing is also available this coming Wednesday, Dec. 9, at Marshall Elementary School from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., with no appointment needed.

You can find more information on testing at
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