Coronavirus in Arizona on Dec. 29: 2,799 new circumstances, 171 extra deaths reported

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As of Tuesday, 507,222 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 8,640 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 Tuesday December 29th.

  • There were 507.222 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 8,640 Coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Arizona on Tuesday.
  • 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.
  • Hospitals in the Phoenix area enable diversions

2,799 new cases, 171 new deaths were reported Tuesday

The Arizona Department of Health reported 2,799 new cases and 171 new deaths on Tuesday.

According to AZDHS, of the 171 deaths reported Tuesday, 148 were due to the death certificate reconciliation process.

AZDHS reported 10,086 new cases and 42 new deaths on Monday.

Health officials said the number of new cases was higher than usual on Monday due to the holiday weekend and several COVID-19 case studies were completed on Sunday.

Tuesday was the second highest day for reported deaths since the pandemic began. The highest were 172 deaths reported on July 30.

Of the 171 deaths reported today, 148 were due to the death certificate reconciliation process.

– AZ Department of Health (@AZDHS) December 29, 2020

Maricopa County’s health officials said they had issued 8,175 COVID-19 vaccines as of Tuesday.

Arizona’s cases, deaths and hospital stays were already rising steadily before Thanksgiving, when gatherings and travel were designed to spread the coronavirus further.

The department reports the number of new cases on the day the cases were reported by counties and hospitals, not the day someone was diagnosed with the virus.

Arizona reached 400,000 coronavirus cases on December 12, 300,000 on November 23, 200,000 on August 27, 100,000 on July 6, and 50,000 cases on June 21. The state reached 8,000 coronavirus deaths on December 22nd, down 7,000 on December 9th. 6,000 on November 3, 5,000 on August 29, 4,000 on August 6, 3,000 deaths on July 23, 2,000 on July 9, and 1,000 on June 5.

Arizona’s Rt, pronounced r-naught, was 1.04 on Sunday, compared to 1.07 on Saturday.

The Rt is essentially a mathematical number that indicates whether more or fewer people will be infected.

The concern is that any Rt above 1, no matter how small, means the virus can grow exponentially.

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As of the survey date December 14, the day with the most frequently recorded diagnoses, 8,174 cases were reported. The day with the second most frequent diagnosis was November 30 with 7,838 cases. That can change.

Health officials said the day with the highest number of reported deaths was July 17, when 103 people died. That can change.

Health officials continued to stress that people should continue to be socially distant, wear masks in public, and stay at home if possible.

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As of the survey date December 14, the day with the most frequently recorded diagnoses, 8,174 cases were reported. The day with the second most frequent diagnosis was November 30 with 7,838 cases. That can change.

Health officials said the day with the highest number of reported deaths was July 17, when 103 people died. That can change.

Health officials continued to stress that people should continue to be socially distant, wear masks in public, and stay at home if possible.

Banner Hospitals in the Phoenix area enable diversions

Due to the influx of patients over the past 48 hours, some hospitals in the Phoenix area have enabled redirects, Banner Health said Tuesday.

Banner said 10 hospitals in the Phoenix area were actively diverting patients to other hospitals on Monday, and as of Tuesday morning, six hospitals in the Phoenix area are currently in diversion.

This means that these hospitals are closed to inbound emergency transportation and transfers from other hospitals while they work to treat a backlog of patients.

According to Banner Health, the redirect does not apply to patients seeking emergency care. While Banner says it’s not uncommon for hospitals to divert in winter when patient volumes are higher, it is not normal for so many hospitals to divert at the same time.

The length of stay and the complexity of caring for COVID-19 patients have contributed to the need to reroute multiple hospitals.

According to Banner Health, walk-in patients are not turned away, but waiting times can be longer.

Older Arizonans prioritized the second phase of the vaccinations

Arizonans 75 and over are now slated to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in the second distribution phase, following a decision by a panel of state, local and tribal experts, including members of the Arizona Department of Health (ADHD).

“One of Arizona’s top priorities since the pandemic began has been protecting our most vulnerable people,” said Governor Doug Ducey.

People aged 75 and over can now be vaccinated in the next phase, which also includes carers and child carers as well as members of the protection professions.

This group is referred to as prioritized phase 1B. ADHD assumes that the nationwide transition to the prioritized phase 1B will take place in mid to late January. Some counties can enter this phase earlier.

Healthcare workers across the state are currently being vaccinated.

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.

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 worker, 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.

Navajo Nation publishes new case numbers

The Navajo Department of Health today reported 122 new cases and 10 new deaths.

The death toll since the pandemic began has stood at 777 with a total of 22,277 cases.

The home lockdown continues and the nation is re-enforcing the 57-hour weekend lockdown.

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

In Arizona, 494,337 cases of coronavirus and 8,427 coronavirus-related deaths have been confirmed.

That’s an increase from the 493,041 confirmed cases and 8,424 coronavirus-related deaths reported on Saturday.

1,296 new cases were reported on Sunday, a decrease from 6,106 new cases on Saturday.

3 new deaths were reported on Sunday, down from 15 new deaths on Saturday.

As of the survey date December 14, the day with the most frequently recorded diagnoses, 8,174 cases were reported. The day with the second most frequent diagnosis was November 30 with 7,838 cases. That can change.

Health officials said the day with the highest number of reported deaths was July 17, when 103 people died. That can change.

A total of 12,134 new tests were reported on Sunday, an increase from 23,745 new tests on Saturday.

A total of 3,164,231 PCR and serology tests had been reported to the state as of Sunday.

12.0% of these tests were positive as of Sunday, an increase from the 11.9% positivity rate on Saturday.

Here is a breakdown of the number of cases in each county:

  • Maricopa: 302,707
  • Pima: 65,915
  • Pinal: 26,242
  • Coconino: 10,777
  • Navajo: 10,886
  • Apache: 7.192
  • Mohave: 11,351
  • La Paz: 1,327
  • Yuma: 26,586
  • Graham: 3,109
  • Cochise: 7.052
  • Santa Cruz: 5,779
  • Yavapai: 10,740
  • Gila: 4,295
  • Greenlee: 379

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.

There is no vaccine against the coronavirus. 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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