City of Brea COVID-19 Community Update for October 29
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 564 residents who have tested positive, and 12 residents who have passed away from the virus. According to County statistics, there have been 59,442 confirmed COVID-19 cumulative cases county-wide, 229 of which were newly-reported today. Additionally, there has unfortunately been 1,468 cumulative deaths to date, with 1 newly-reported today. Currently, 181 cases are hospitalized, 59 of which are in the ICU. The County estimates 53,054 individuals have recovered, but that number is speculative.
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. In the following metrics that determine movement through the State’s re-opening framework, Orange County currently has an average of 5.2 daily COVID-19 positive cases per 100,000 people, which grew from 4.6 last week. The average testing positivity percentage remains as 3.2%. The next less-restrictive tier, Orange Tier 3, requires counties to have between 1 – 3.9 daily COVID-19 positive cases per 100,000 people and a test positivity percentage between 2 – 4.9%. Therefore, Orange County remains in the Red Tier 2. The County needs to maintain both metrics of the Orange Tier for 2 consecutive weeks, as well as meeting the new health equity metric, prior to officially moving into the next tier.
On Tuesday, Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly provided the weekly update on the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, including the changes in county tier status. The information used to determine tier changes can be found in the California Blueprint Data Chart (here) and contains county tier status, date of tier assignment, number of consecutive weeks meeting the next tier's criteria, case rates, adjusted case rate for tier assignment, testing positivity, and test rates for the weeks ending 10/11/20 and 10/17/20.
- New counties moving to Red/Substantial Tier: Glenn, Mendocino
- New counties moving to Orange/Moderate Tier: Contra Costa, Marin, San Mateo, Santa Cruz
- New counties moving to Yellow/Minimal Tier: Calaveras
According to statewide COVID-19 statistics from Tuesday’s update, the 14-day testing positivity rate is 2.9%, and 3.2% test positivity rate over a 7-day period, both of which saw increases. Over the last 14 days, there has been a 4.7% increase in hospitalizations and a 5.9% increase in ICU admissions.
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.