All the things it’s good to find out about COVID-19 in Arizona on Feb. 21
As of Saturday, 806,163 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 15,480 coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Arizona.
ARIZONA, USA – To keep track of the changes with the coronavirus outbreak in Arizona, 12 News started a daily live blog.
Here is the live blog for Sunday February 21st.
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- There were 807.967 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 15,505 Coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Arizona on Sunday.
- There were 374.229 Arizonans fully vaccinated as of Saturday.
- The state does not record how many people have recovered, However, Johns Hopkins University estimates the number of people who have recovered.
- You can find COVID-19 test sites Here.
- Go to 12News.com/Vaccine More information about the COVID-19 vaccines.
- Scroll down to see how many cases there are Post Code and additional information.
- Nationwide, extreme weather is delaying delivery of COVID-19 vaccines to Arizona.
COVID-19 cases were reported in Arizona on Sunday
There were 807.967 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 15,505 Coronavirus-related deaths have been reported in Arizona, according to the latest state figures.
That’s a step up from that 806.163 confirmed cases and 15,480 Coronavirus-related deaths were reported on Saturday.
A week ago there was 795.323 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 14,948 Deaths reported in Arizona.
Additional weather-related COVID-19 vaccine appointments in Arizona have been postponed due to weather conditions
While a winter storm continues to rock large swaths of the United States, ongoing delays in vaccine deliveries in Arizona have resulted in additional appointments being postponed, officials said Thursday.
The Arizona Department of Health says the new round of delay is taking place in Pima County and will affect people scheduled to:
- Tucson Medical Center, starting February 18, for some dates for the second dose;
- Tucson Convention Center, starting February 19;
- Banner Süd, from February 19th
RELATED: More Arizona COVID-19 vaccine appointments have been postponed as weather delays deliveries
The Peoria School District will host a closed COVID-19 vaccination center this weekend
The Peoria Unified School District will host a closed COVID-19 vaccination site this weekend, it was announced on Thursday.
The Point of Dispensing site at Liberty High School is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event only takes place by appointment.
It will only be available to Peoria Unified employees and other educators and child carers in the community. The event is not open to the larger community and eligibility will be verified upon arrival.
The Moderna vaccine is administered on the closed POD.
More than 800 people are expected to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Another event for the second dose is expected to take place in March.
Authorized persons can make an appointment through the district health department.
Banner Health eases visitor restrictions in hospitals and outpatient facilities
Banner Health has changed its visitor restrictions to hospitals and outpatient locations in Arizona, it announced on Friday.
Most inpatients are allowed one visitor per patient per day. Outpatient locations and services also allow a companion to accompany patients.
The stationary visiting hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For more details on the changes, including a list of exceptions, see the hospital’s visitor restrictions page.
Find the latest information on COVID-19 vaccines in Arizona here
The Arizona Department of Health announced that more than 1.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine had been administered as of Friday.
Who can get a COVID-19 vaccine?
The state and each county are offering vaccines to people in Phase 1B. Gila County has expanded vaccines to a few people in Phase 1C. Learn more about the phases here.
How can I register for a COVID-19 vaccine?
You can sign up for a vaccine through the state here, or find more information about finding the counties here.
Where can I get a COVID-19 vaccine?
There are three locations where the state administers vaccines: State Farm Stadium, Phoenix Municipal Stadium, and the University of Arizona Tucson campus. All other locations are managed by the individual districts or federal programs.
Where can I find more information about a COVID-19 vaccine?
For more information on the vaccine, visit 12News.com/Vaccine.
The COVID-19 data dashboard now includes vaccine information
The Arizona Department of Health updated its COVID-19 data dashboard with information like vaccination numbers and demographics.
The new information can be found on the Dashboard under the tab right next to the Summary tab, which updates daily coronavirus cases, deaths, and test numbers.
You can see the updated dashboard here.
The Arizona Health Department is setting up a hotline to report companies
The Arizona Department of Health has established two ways to report local businesses that do not comply with COVID-19 guidelines.
People can report companies using a hotline or an online form:
“There is a role for the public too: if you believe a company is not meeting these requirements, which are set out for the safety of customers, employees, and the general public, ADHD encourages you to raise your concerns with local and state officials can track as needed, “AZDHS said in a statement.
Free masks are available for some Arizonans
The Arizona Department of Health announced that some Arizonans could get free masks from the state.
The department worked with Hanes to provide free face masks to Arizona’s most vulnerable populations.
Anyone who is part of a vulnerable population (including but not limited to those with medical conditions or those aged 65 and over), a student (or parents on behalf of students), a school staff, or who may not be able to purchase a free mask .
Each supplies five washable, reusable fabric face masks, one order per household.
The department hopes to be able to issue two million cloth masks.
Anyone with questions can visit the department’s FAQ page or contact Hanes at 1-800-503-6698.
Sign up for the free masks here.
Arizona releases zip code of coronavirus cases and other data
The Arizona Department of Health has released expanded data points on coronavirus cases in the state.
The AZDHS website now shows the location of confirmed cases in Arizona by zip code.
You can see the current zip code map here and find yours by clicking around the top right of the map or looking for your zip code.
More information on coronavirus cases from Sunday
807,967 cases of coronavirus and 15,505 coronavirus-related deaths have been confirmed in Arizona.
That’s an increase from the 806,163 confirmed cases and 15,480 coronavirus-related deaths reported on Saturday.
1,804 new cases were reported on Sunday, a decrease from 2,047 new cases on Saturday.
25 new deaths were reported on Sunday, a decrease from 59 new deaths on Saturday.
On the January 4th survey date, the day with the most frequently recorded diagnoses, 12,158 cases were reported. The day with the second most frequent diagnosis was December 28, with 11,655 cases. That can change.
Health officials said the day with the highest number of deaths was January 18, when 167 people died. The day with the second highest number of deaths was January 13, on which 162 people died. That can change.
A total of 11,535 new tests were reported on Sunday, down from 15,100 new tests on Saturday.
As of Sunday, a total of 4,127,628 PCR and serology tests had been reported to the state.
14.2% of these tests were positive as of Sunday, just as they were since Friday.
Here is a breakdown of the number of cases reported in each county:
- Maricopa: 504.992
- Pima: 108.341
- Pinal: 45,439
- Coconino: 16.256
- Navajo: 15,453
- Apache: 10.268
- Mohave: 20,868
- La Paz: 2,379
- Yuma: 36,286
- Graham: 5.261
- Cochise: 11,020
- Santa Cruz: 7,606
- Yavapai: 16,895
- Gila: 6,351
- Greenlee: 552
Click on the links below for more information from each district health department:
It is believed that COVID-19 is mainly spread through coughing or sneezing.
It may be possible for the virus to spread by touching a surface or object with the virus and then touching a person’s mouth, nose, or eyes. However, this is not considered to be the main method of diffusion, according to the CDC.
You should consult your doctor if you have traveled to an area currently affected by COVID-19 and have a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing.
The best way to prevent COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases is to:
- Wear face covering in public.
- Practice social distancing in public.
- Avoid close contact with sick people.
- Do not touch your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces with a normal household cleaning spray or cloth.
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
You can send FACTS to 602-444-1212 for more information about the coronavirus and to ask questions.
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