City of Brea COVID-19 Community Update for October 9
Orange County Health Care Agency Statistics
Today, the County is reporting 4 new COVID-19 cases in Brea. This brings the City’s cumulative total to 507 residents who have tested positive, and 8 residents who have passed away from the virus. According to County statistics, there have been 55,345 confirmed COVID-19 cumulative cases county-wide, 162 of which were newly-reported today. Additionally, there has unfortunately been 1,316 cumulative deaths to date, with 10 newly-reported today. Currently, 176 cases are hospitalized, 64 of which are in the ICU. The County estimates 48,548 individuals have recovered, but that number is speculative.
Governor Announces Release of Fourth Round of Homekey Awards
Today, Governor Newsom announced a fourth round of Homekey Awards totaling $147 million. Orange County was awarded more than $23 million for two projects totaling 132 units. One project will house those experiencing or at risk of homelessness who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic before being converted to permanent supportive housing. The other will be immediately rehabilitated and rapidly occupied as interim housing, then renovated and converted into permanent supportive housing. More information is available in the press release from the State.
County Hosting Free Flu Shot Events
The Orange County Health Care Agency is encouraging residents get a flu shot this season. Many free flu clinics are available throughout Orange County. Click here for a list of flu clinic locations and more information on the flu vaccine from the Orange County Health Care Agency.
Orange County Remains in Red Tier 2 of State Re-Opening Framework
Orange County remains in the Red Tier 2 of the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy re-opening framework. Two of the metrics that determine movement through the State’s framework are daily COVID-19 positive cases per 100,000 people and the average testing positivity percentage. Orange County currently has an average of 5.2 daily COVID-19 positive cases per 100,000 people and an average testing positivity percentage of 3.2%. In order for the County to move into the less restrictive Orange Tier 3, both metrics need to be in that tier for two consecutive weeks prior to officially moving.
Keep Yourself and Our Community Safe
In order to slow the spread of COVID-19, we encourage the community to continue complying with all State and County health orders, as well as using best health practices. Stay vigilant and follow the best practices listed below.
- Wash hands frequently and for at least 20 seconds.
- Wear a face covering.
- Disinfect commonly-touched surfaces, such as cell phones, door knobs, light switches, keys, etc.
- Physically distance from those you do not live with.