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ADHS reports 330 new weekly COVID cases in Goodyear

Arizona surpasses 1 million COVID-19 cases

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The Arizona Department of Health Services reported  330 new COVID-19 cases in the city of Goodyear this week, bringing the total number of cases to 13,728.

Last week, 298 new cases were reported in Goodyear between Aug. 13 and Aug. 20, according to ADHS data.

Daily Goodyear case numbers are calculated by adding together the ADHS reported case numbers in ZIP code 85338 and ZIP code 85395.  

Over 90% of cases were mapped to the address of the patient's residence.

READ: Last week’s case numbers

Vaccinations

Each week, the county updates the number of residents vaccinated, and the percentage of residents vaccinated by ZIP code at  https://www.maricopa.gov/5671/Public-Vaccine-Data.

In Goodyear ZIP code 85395, about 68.3% of the eligible population have received their first dose and 61.6% have received their second or final dose.

In Goodyear ZIP code 85338, about 63.9% of the eligible population have received their first dose and 56.4% have received their second or final dose.

According ADHS, 4,227,665 vaccine doses had been administered to Maricopa County residents as of Aug. 24.

More people in Maricopa County have received at least one vaccine dose than people who have not received any doses, according to county officials.

For county vaccine updates or to find an appointment, click here.

State and county-wide numbers

Arizona has just surpassed 1 million COVID cases since Jan. 2020, becoming the 13th state to do so, according to ADHS data released Friday. ADHS has reported 18,724 deaths in Arizona since the beginning of the pandemic.

Death rates in the state have hovered around 2% since late May, while the rate of positive tests have climbed steadily from 5% on June 27 to 13% on Aug. 25, according to Mayo Clinic data.

The majority of COVID cases and fatalities occurred in Maricopa County, the state’s most populous county. Maricopa County has seen 633,745 total cases and 10,748 dead since Jan. 2020.

2,589 new daily cases were reported to county health officials on Friday.

Percent positivity is currently at 11%, which county health officials consider “high transmission.” Percent positivity has fallen in the past few weeks. Last Friday, Aug. 20, percent positivity was at 12%, and on July 30 it was 15%.

Weekly updates

  • Richard Carmona, former U.S. surgeon general from Tucson, named Gov. Ducey’s new senior health advisor.
  • Don Harrington appointed acting director of the Department of Health Services, following the resignation of Dr. Cara Christ, who’s final day is Friday. Harrington is a 20-year veteran of the department.
  • There are 59 active COVID-19 outbreaks in Maricopa County K-12 schools, according to the county’s COVID dashboard.
  • Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine gained full FDA approval 23 for ages 16 and up. The vaccine is now being marketed as Comirnaty and is still under emergency use authorization for ages 12 to 15.

Madeline Ackley can be reached at mackley@iniusa.org or found on Twitter @Mkayackley.

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