COVID-19 in Arizona on April 18: Every thing you could know

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There have been 853,050 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 17,151 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Arizona as of Saturday.

ARIZONA, USA — 12 News continues to track the changes with the coronavirus outbreak and vaccination efforts in Arizona with our daily live blog.

Here is the live blog for Sunday, April 18.

  • There have been 853,050 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 17,151 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Arizona as of Saturday.
  • There have been 4,326,494 total vaccines administered as of Friday.
  • 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

Here is the latest information on COVID-19 vaccines in Arizona

The Arizona Department of Health Services said more than 4.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered as of Thursday.

Who can get a COVID-19 vaccine?

The state and Maricopa and Pima counties have expanded vaccine eligibility to Arizonans 16 and older. Other counties are offering vaccines to people in Phase 1B. Gila County has extended vaccines to some people in Phase 1C and Mohave County opened vaccines to all adults. Learn more about the phases here.

How can I sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine?

You can sign up for a vaccine through the state here or find more information about finding up through the counties here.

Where can I get a COVID-19 vaccine?

There are five locations where the state is administering vaccines: State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Desert Financial Arena in Tempe, Dexcom in Mesa, University of Arizona’s Tucson campus and Yuma Civic Center in Yuma. All other locations are run through the individual counties or federal programs.

Where can I find more information on a COVID-19 vaccine?

You can find more vaccine information at 12News.com/Vaccine.

COVID-19 data dashboard now includes vaccine information

The Arizona Department of Health Services updated its COVID-19 data dashboard to include information including vaccination numbers and demographic data.

The new information can be found on the dashboard in the tab right next to the summary tab where daily coronavirus cases, deaths, and testing numbers are updated.

You can see the updated dashboard here.

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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 Friday

There have been 853,050 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 17,151 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Arizona.

That’s an increase from the 851,725 confirmed cases and 17,123 coronavirus-related deaths reported on Thursday.

There were 480 new coronavirus cases reported on Saturday, a decrease from the 460 new cases reported on Thursday. 

There were 0 new coronavirus-related deaths reported on Saturday, a decrease from the 14 new deaths reported on Thursday.

There were 12,441 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 Jan. 5, with 11,765 cases. That is subject to change.

Health officials said the day with the highest number of deaths was Jan. 18, when 177 people died. The day with the second-highest number of deaths was Jan. 13, when 172 people died. That is subject to change.

In total, 22,340 new diagnostic tests were reported on Saturday, a decrease from the 23,824 new tests reported on Thursday.

There have been a total of 8,908,823 diagnostic tests reported to the state as of Saturday. 

10.5% of those tests have been positive as of Saturday, a decrease from 10.6% on Thursday.

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

  • Maricopa: 530,598
  • Pima: 114,094
  • Pinal: 50,582
  • Coconino: 17,476
  • Navajo: 16,044
  • Apache: 11,267
  • Mohave: 22,413
  • La Paz: 2,451
  • Yuma: 36,964
  • Graham: 5,523
  • Cochise: 11,814
  • Santa Cruz: 7,894
  • Yavapai: 18,501
  • Gila: 6,861
  • Greenlee: 568

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.

You can text FACTS to 602-444-1212 to receive more information on the coronavirus and to ask questions.

See videos featuring the latest news about COVID-19, including doctor responses to questions about the coronavirus on our 12 News YouTube page here.

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