A new map published by the Alameda County Public Health Department shows East Oakland has the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Town.
Oakland has 366 of Alameda County’s 1,350 coronavirus cases in Alameda County, the highest in the County. Over two-thirds of Oakland’s COVID-19 cases are in East Oakland.
According to the data:
- The 94619 zip code has the highest number of COVID-19 infections in the Town, 58 cases, or 230 per 100,000 people. The area includes Allendale and Maxwell Park below 580, the Laurel, Redwood Heights, and above 13, Crestmont and much of Skyline Blvd.
- The 94601 zip code has 56 cases, and includes Fruitvale, Jingletown, and Peralta Hacienda. The area between 23rd and 55th Avenues, mostly below Brookdale Ave, has a rate of 159 per 100,000.
- There are 53 cases in 94621, which includes Seminary and Havenscourt within the area between 55th and 90th Avenues below Bancroft.
- There are 42 cases in 94605, which includes neighborhoods around Eastmont, Havenscourt and much of the area between Bancroft Blvd to 580 from Mills College to San Leandro.
- In 94603, there are 38 cases. The area includes Brookfield and Sobrante Park in the area from 90th Ave to the San Leandro border, south of MacArthur Blvd.
- In 94611, there are 27 cases in the zip code between Broadway and Oakland Ave, which includes Piedmont. The City of Piedmont has few COVID-19 cases, so most of the 94611 cases are likely around Piedmont Ave and HarriOak neighborhoods.
- There are 18 cases in in 94607, the area which includes Chinatown and West Oakland below McClymonds High School.
The concentration of cases in the Flatlands of East Oakland confirms fears that the most vulnerable communities would be hit hardest by COVID-19 in Oakland. It appears Oakland’s communities of color will be most impacted by COVID-19. In Alameda County, 368 Latino, 214 Asian, 203 white, and 150 African Americans have tested positive for coronavirus. The race of 354 positive cases in Alameda County are “unknown.”
It is unclear how many Oakland residents coronavirus has killed. To date, 46 Alameda County residents have died due to COVID-19, including 14 at residential nursing homes. Three people died at the Excell Health Care Center in East Oakland, 36 residents and 17 staff there tested positive for COVID-19.
As testing increases, the number of positive cases will likely increase.
The map is part of two new dashboards introduced by Alameda County. The first includes cases and rates over time, by gender, age, and City. The second includes the zip code map, and deaths by race/ethnicity, and hospitalizations.
East Oakland’s first testing sites
These new dashboards launched the same night Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf announced a new walk-up COVID-19 testing site would open in East Oakland in partnership with Roots Community Health Clinic.
The City of Oakland previously opened two other COVID-19 sites. Oakland’s first testing site only served city employees. The second site served essential workers registered through their employers.
Alameda County released a list of COVID-19 testing sites (PDF). Oakland locations include:
- City of Oakland and Brown & Toland Physicians has two sites. Site 1: Victory Court only serves first responders and health care workers
- Site 2: Located at the Henry J. Kaiser Center and serves the general public with symptoms, first responders, uninsured people, and unhoused residents.
- Alameda County Public Health Lab, through the public health department, services long-term care facility residents, unhoused residents, and health care workers, but the site is not open to the public.
- Childrens’ Hospital sees “Pediatric patients with symptoms or underlying health conditions,” with a physician’s referral.
- Dignity Health serves Dignity members via online appointments.
- La Clinica Alta Vista on Fruitvale Ave serves La Clinica members by appointment.
- Lifelong Trust Health Center on Franklin Ave serves Lifelong members and unhoused residents.