City of Brea COVID-19 Community Update for November 6Orange 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 603 residents who have tested positive, and 12 residents who have passed away from the virus. According to County statistics, there have been 61,421 confirmed COVID-19 cumulative cases county-wide, 309 of which were newly-reported today. Additionally, there have unfortunately been 1,503 cumulative deaths to date, with 9 newly-reported today. Currently, 177 cases are hospitalized, 72 of which are in the ICU. The County estimates 54,645 individuals have recovered, but that number is speculative.
COVID-19 Child Care Relief Program
The County of Orange is promoting a COVID-19 Child Care Relief Program that will distribute $5 million in CARES Act funding to assist local child care businesses and nonprofits that have been affected by COVID-19 and need assistance to survive and recover through this pandemic. The deadline to apply for funding is Friday, November 13 at 5:00 p.m. More information on eligibility and how to apply can be found by clicking here.
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 6 daily COVID-19 positive cases per 100,000 people (which grew from 5.2 last week) and a testing positivity percentage of 3.6% (which grew from 3.2% last week). The next less-restrictive tier, the 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 Wednesday, 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. This week’s changes are shown below:
New county moving into the Orange Tier: Colusa
County moving back to the Purple Tier: Shasta
County moving back to the Orange Tier: Plumas
According to the most recent statewide COVID-19 statistics, the 14-day testing positivity rate is 3.4%. While this number is slightly increasing, the national testing positivity rate is estimated to be much higher than California’s at 6.7%. Over the last 14 days, there has been a 13.5% increase in hospitalizations and a 19.5% increase in ICU admissions statewide.
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, doorknobs, light switches, keys, etc.
Physically distance from those you do not live with.