COVID-19 in Arizona on Feb. 2: Every part it’s essential know

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There have been 765,083 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 13,362 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Arizona as of Tuesday.

PHOENIX — In an effort to track the changes with the coronavirus outbreak in Arizona, 12 News has started a daily live blog.

Here is the live blog for Tuesday, Feb. 2.

  • There have been 765,083 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 13,362 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Arizona as of Tuesday.
  • There have been 702,664 total vaccines administered and 109,617 people who have received both doses of the vaccine as of Tuesday.
  • The state does not record how many people have recovered, but Johns Hopkins University estimates the number of people who have recovered.
  • You can find COVID-19 testing sites here.
  • Go to 12News.com/Vaccine to find more information on the COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Scroll down to see how many cases are in each ZIP code and additional information.

RELATED: COVID-19 vaccine in Arizona: Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 cases reported in Arizona on Tuesday

There have been 765,083 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 13,362 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Arizona, according to the state’s latest numbers.

That’s an increase from the 762,145 confirmed cases and 13,124 coronavirus-related deaths reported on Monday.

A week ago, there were 732,643 cases and 12,448 deaths reported in Arizona.

LEER EN ESPANOL: Coronavirus en Arizona el 2 de febrero: 2,938 nuevos casos, 238 muerte se reportan el martes

2,938 new cases, 238 new deaths reported Tuesday

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 2,938 new cases and 238 new deaths on Tuesday.

The department did not say whether the high death count was due to death certificate matching.

Arizona has given 671,513 COVID-19 vaccine doses as of Monday.

The department said all the vaccine appointments for February are booked at both state-run sites. It was not immediately known when appointments for March would be made available.

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

There are 518 hospitalizations per 1 million in Arizona as of Monday, according to The COVID Tracking Project. You can find more data from the project here.

Arizona reached 700,000 coronavirus cases on Jan. 22, 600,000 on Jan. 9, 500,000 on Dec. 28, 400,000 on Dec. 12, 300,000 on Nov. 23, 200,000 on Aug. 27, 100,000 on July 6 and 50,000 cases on June 21. 

The state reached 13,000 coronavirus deaths on on Jan. 29, 12,000 on Jan. 22, 11,000 on Jan. 15, 10,000 on Jan. 9, 9,000 on Jan. 1, 8,000 on Dec. 22, 7,000 on Dec. 9, 6,000 on Nov. 3, 5,000 on Aug. 29, 4,000 on Aug. 6, 3,000 deaths on July 23, 2,000 on July 9 and 1,000 on June 5.

There were 11,969 cases reported on the collection date of Jan. 4, the day with the most collected diagnoses so far. The day with the second-most collected diagnoses so far was on Dec. 28, with 11,575 cases. That is subject to change.

Health officials said the day with the highest number of deaths was Jan. 18, when 145 people died. The day with the second-highest number of deaths was Jan. 13, when 144 people died. That is subject to change.

Health officials continued to stress that people should continue social distancing, wearing masks in public, and stay home when possible.

Today’s #COVID19 dashboard update adds 2,938 cases and 238 deaths. Get tested if you have symptoms, have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, or think you’ve been exposed. Visit https://t.co/WGZsnF1Erg for locations. pic.twitter.com/OArP7WIb3R

— AZ Dept of Health (@AZDHS) February 2, 2021

21,000 more vaccination appointments opening up Wednesday

The Arizona Department of Health Services has announced 21,000 more much-needed vaccination appointments will be made available starting Wednesday, February 3.

The vaccinations will be available at the new facility at Phoenix Municipal. It’s available to Arizonans in the Phase 1B category, regardless of the county they live in.

Registration begins at 9 a.m.

Information about scheduling can be found at the ADHS website: azhealth.gov/findvaccine and people needing help by phone can call 1-844-542-8201.

Appointments will be available from Friday, Feb. 5 through Thursday, Feb. 18, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. 

Those who receive their first vaccinations at State Farm Stadium or Phoenix Municipal Stadium will have a guaranteed appointment for second doses at the same vaccination site. 

We are opening up registration for 21,000 more appointments for the #COVID19 vaccine starting tomorrow, Wed., Feb. 3 at 9 a.m. Visit https://t.co/UIgruQcPEa for details. These additional appointments will be available at the new state-run vaccination site at Phoenix Municipal. pic.twitter.com/OQRvXf5Ee7

— AZ Dept of Health (@AZDHS) February 2, 2021

Arizona remains national hotspot for COVID-19 despite declining numbers

All of Arizona’s COVID-19 metrics, including cases, deaths, hospitalizations and ventilator usage, are continuing to decrease for the first time since late September, according to data published by the Arizona Department of Health Services.

But, Arizona remains a hotspot in the United State for coronavirus spread, according to the latest White House data.

Data for the week ending on Jan. 29 shows that Arizona while Arizona had a 19% drop in new cases over the previous week, it still had the highest rate of new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people out of any state in the country with 40,219 new cases and a rate of 553 per 100,000.

Arizona also led the country in the national ranking of new COVID-19 admission per 100 inpatient hospital beds. 

Arizona ranks fourth in the country for COVID-19 test positivity rate, one of four states in the dark red with Oklahoma, Nevada and South Carolina.

Arizona was second in the country in the national ranking of new COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people.

White House data shows that the Phoenix and Lake Havasu City areas remain “high burden” areas for COVID-19. Phoenix falls into the top 10 in the population over 1 million category while Lake Havasu City is in the top 10 for cities with a population between 50,000 and 250,000.

The high burden statistic is the sum of the 7-day case count, 7-day cases per 100,000 people and 7-day average viral lab test positivity.

The Phoenix area remains a high mortality area in cities with a population over 1 million with 11.7 deaths per 100,000 people over last week.

While hospital admissions for COVID-19 were down last week in the Phoenix and Lake Havasu City areas from the previous week, they both remain areas with high hospital admissions in their population categories.

Phoenix to introduce second mobile COVID-19 testing van

The city of Phoenix will introduce its second mobile COVID-19 testing van on Tuesday.

It will be part of the city’s effort to deliver free testing to “hot spots” or areas that have an increasing incidence of reported COVID-19 cases. 

The city of #PHX now has two #COVID19 mobile testing vans out in the community.

7am – 1pm Today:
Van 1: Paradise Valley Community Ctr., 17642 N. 40th St.
Van 2: Cielito Park, 3402 W. Campbell Ave.

Future dates and locations: https://t.co/UhY0IjyHno#MaskUpPHX pic.twitter.com/a1HjUavfOZ

— City of Phoenix, AZ (@CityofPhoenixAZ) February 2, 2021

Navajo Nation reports 61 new COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths

Navajo Nation health officials on Monday reported 61 new COVID-19 cases and two more deaths.

The latest numbers raised the totals to 28,388 cases and 1,020 known deaths since the pandemic began. 

The tribe has tribe extended its stay-at-home order with a revised nightly curfew to limit the spread of COVID-19. 

The Navajo Department of Health has identified 56 communities with uncontrolled spread of the coronavirus, down from 75 communities in recent weeks. 

The Navajo Nation also is lifting weekend lockdowns to allow more vaccination events. 

The actions in the latest public health emergency order will run through at least Feb. 15. 

The above article is from The Associated Press. 

Arizona health department sets up hotline to report businesses

The Arizona Department of Health Services has set up two ways for people to report local businesses that are not following COVID-19 guidelines. 

People can report businesses through a hotline or through an online form:

“There’s a role for the public as well: If you believe a business isn’t following these requirements, which were established for the safety of customers, employees, and the broader public, ADHS encourages you to share your concerns so local and state officials can follow up as needed,” AZDHS said in a statement.

Free masks available for some Arizonans

The Arizona Department of Health Services announced that some Arizonans would be able to get free masks from the state.

The department partnered 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, individuals with medical conditions or individuals age 65 or older), a student (or parents on behalf of students), school staff member or who may not be able to purchase one is able to get a free mask.

Each other will provide five washable, reusable cloth face masks, one order per household. 

The department hopes to give out two million cloth face masks. 

Anyone with questions can visit the department’s FAQs page or contact Hanes at 1-800-503-6698.

Sign up for the free masks here.

Arizona releases ZIP code locations of coronavirus cases, other data

The Arizona Department of Health Services has released expanded data points regarding coronavirus cases in the state. 

The AZDHS website now features the location of confirmed cases in Arizona by zip code. 

You can see the current ZIP code map here and can find yours by clicking around or searching for your ZIP code in the top right of the map.

More information on coronavirus cases from Tuesday

There have been 765,083 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 13,362 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Arizona.

That’s an increase from the 762,145 confirmed cases and 13,124 coronavirus-related deaths reported on Monday.

There were 2,938 new cases reported on Tuesday, a decrease from the 3,741 new cases reported on Monday.

There were 238 new deaths reported on Tuesday, an increase from the four new deaths reported on Monday.

There were 11,969 cases reported on the collection date of Jan. 4, the day with the most collected diagnoses so far. The day with the second-most collected diagnoses so far was on Dec. 28, with 11,575 cases. That is subject to change.

Health officials said the day with the highest number of deaths was Jan. 18, when 145 people died. The day with the second-highest number of deaths was Jan. 13, when 144 people died. That is subject to change.

In total, 9,814 new tests were reported on Tuesday, a decrease from the 10,700 new tests reported on Monday.

There have been a total of 3,895,885 PCR and Serology tests reported to the state as of Tuesday. 

14.3% of those tests have been positive as of Tuesday, the same since Sunday.

Here’s a breakdown of the number of cases reported in each county:

  • Maricopa: 477,026
  • Pima: 102,320
  • Pinal: 42,930
  • Coconino: 15,313
  • Navajo: 14,597
  • Apache: 9,643
  • Mohave: 19,717
  • La Paz: 2,256
  • Yuma: 35,271
  • Graham: 5,128
  • Cochise: 10,484
  • Santa Cruz: 7,450
  • Yavapai: 16,385
  • Gila: 6,036
  • Greenlee: 526

Click on the links below to find more information from each county’s health department: 

COVID-19 is believed to be primarily spread through coughs or sneezes. 

It may be possible for the virus to spread by touching a surface or object with the virus and then a person touching their mouth, nose or eyes, but this is not thought to be the main method of spread, the CDC says. 

You should consult your doctor if you traveled to an area currently affected by COVID-19 and feel sick with fever, cough or difficulty breathing. 

The best way to prevent COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases is to:

  • Wear face coverings while in public.
  • Practice social distancing while in public.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently-touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

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