July 31, 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: 6,191

Anaheim is at a cumulative 6,191  past, active and recovered cases since reporting by city began in March, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency.

There were 481 new cases recorded across all of Anaheim's seven ZIP codes in the past seven days.

As of July 31, Anaheim has seen 153 people pass from complications of COVID-19, the condition caused by coronavirus.

While Anaheim continues to see new cases, including some days with large gains, there are continued signs of tempering from the high levels seen in early July, when the city peaked at 243 new cases on July 9.

And it's important to remember that cases reported each day for Anaheim did not all occur in the past 24 hours.

Another factor is that OC Health has experienced issues with reporting from state labs this week, which could have attributed to the lower case counts.

Anaheim's percentage of all Orange County cases has been declining and now stands at 17, down from 19.3 percent of countywide cases a month ago.

Anaheim's cumulative cases represent 1.7 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: 1,583
  • Nursing facility cases: 318
  • Deaths: 58 with 47 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: 1,523
  • Nursing facility cases: 64
  • Deaths: 28 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: 1,079
  • Nursing facility cases: 31
  • Deaths: 18, with four 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: 753
  • Nursing facility cases: 84
  • Deaths: 32 with 21 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: 742
  • Nursing facility cases: none
  • Deaths: nine
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: 290
  • Nursing facility cases: none
  • Deaths: five
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: 143
  • 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 6,832, followed by Anaheim at 6,191, Garden Grove at 1,928 and Huntington Beach at 1,668.

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

Orange County cases

As of July 31, the Orange County Health Care Agency, the lead agency for coronavirus in our region, is tracking 36,196 cases.

There were 2,838 new cases recorded across the county in the past seven days.

The seven-day average of new cases reported as of July 22 is 393.

Among cases, there are 1,674 cases reported in skilled nursing facilities, 476 cases among jail inmates and 136 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 23,499 people. 

Orange County has seen 618 deaths - the first of which was reported March 24 - from complications of COVID-19.

About half of those were patients at skilled nursing facilities.

While any loss of life is tragic, Orange County's death rate is relatively low at 1.7 percent.

The county now is at 409,264 PCR tests completed.

A PCR, or polymerase chain reaction, test is a swab sample that confirms if a person has a current infection.

Tests are current up to July 29.

The county's seven-day positivity rate, tracked as of July 24, is 9.3 percent.

The county's running total of 36,196 cases compared with total tests represents an 8.8 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, hospitalizations, was down this week according to the most recent data as of July 30. 

Patients in hospitals: 593, down from a high of 661 this week

Patients in intensive care: 191, down from a high of 204 this week

Percentage of ICU beds available: 34

Percentage of ventilators available: 56
Anaheim testing

Appointments are available at Anaheim Convention Center for drive-thru COVID-19 testing.

While slots were limited in the first two weeks of this new Anaheim testing site, we've now increased availability and there are many open appointments.

There are even slots available for this weekend, so if you need a test go ahead and register now.

Starting next week, the site will switch to offering testing on Tuesday through Saturday, still from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Testing is available for:
  • People with 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.

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.

If you have questions, please call (800) 446-8888.
Cases among children

Anaheim has seen 487 cases among children.

Cases among children are now broken out for Anaheim and other cities as schools and parents wrestle with the challenging question of education in a pandemic.

Here is a breakdown of cases among children as of July 31:
  • Infants to 3: 57
  • 4 to 9: 96
  • 10 to 12: 74
  • 13 to 14: 66
  • 15 to 18: 194
As of July 29, OC Health breaks out cases among children in each ZIP code, and also provides an overlay map of school districts in each area of the city.

Click here to view more details and look for the "Children Cases-ZIP Map" tab at the bottom of the page.
More at Anaheim.net/coronavirus
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