COVID-19 in Arizona on April 17: Every little thing you have to know
As of Saturday, 853,050 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 17,151 coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Arizona.
ARIZONA, USA – 12 News continues to follow the changes with the coronavirus outbreak and vaccination efforts in Arizona on our daily live blog.
Here is the live blog for Saturday 17th April.
- There were 853.050 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 17,151 Coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Arizona as of Saturday.
- There were 4,326,494 Total vaccines administered from Friday.
- 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 Postcode and additional information
Find the latest information on COVID-19 vaccines in Arizona here
The Arizona Department of Health announced that more than 4.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine had been administered as of Thursday.
Who can get a COVID-19 vaccine?
The state and the districts of Maricopa and Pima have extended the right to vaccinate to Arizonans aged 16 and over. Other counties offer vaccines to people in Phase 1B. Gila County has expanded vaccines to some people in Phase 1C, and Mohave County has opened vaccines to all adults. Learn more about the phases here.
How can I register for a COVID-19 vaccine?
You can register for a vaccine through the state here, or find more information by searching the counties here.
Where can I get a COVID-19 vaccine?
There are five locations where the state administers vaccines: the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, the Desert Financial Arena in Tempe, Dexcom in Mesa, the University of Arizona Tucson campus, and the Yuma Civic Center in Yuma. 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 about the vaccine, visit 12News.com/Vaccine.
The COVID-19 data dashboard now includes vaccine information
The Arizona Department of Health has updated its COVID-19 data dashboard to include information such as vaccination numbers and demographics.
You can find the new information 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.
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The Arizona Health Department is setting up a hotline to report businesses
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 share follow-up 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 worker, or who may not be able to buy one can get a free mask.
Each supplies five washable, reusable cloth 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 here for the free masks.
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.
Click 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 the main method of distribution, 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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