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Glendale COVID growth rate slows to less than 1 percent

Almost 18% of Arizonans now fully vaccinated


Glendale’s increase rate for coronavirus cases is down to its lowest growth in months.

From the time between March 29 and April 8, Glendale’s total case count has grown just 0.5%, according to the latest figures the Arizona Department of Health Services shared Thursday. The most recent period The Glendale Independent previously analyzed, from Feb. 24 through March 29, showed a case growth rate of 3%.

The state’s overall synopsis, through April 2 according to the CDC, showed one alarming trend - Arizona’s rate of new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people is up 24% from last week, which earns the state a “Substantial Transmission” rating. The state ranks eighth nationally in new cases per 100,000 people from the period measured March 26 through April 1.

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There are positive trends also.

The CDC report, updated April 6, shows Arizona’s rate of new confirmed COVID-19 hospital admissions per 100 beds is down 8% from last week, and the state’s rate of new COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people is down 55% from last week.

Nationally, Arizona ranks 17th in test positivity per 100,000 people.

And in terms of vaccinations, 2.2 million people, or almost 31% of the total Arizona population, have received one dose. Some 1.3 million Arizona residents, or 17.8% of the population, are now fully vaccinated.

The CDC further reports that 175 million vaccines have been administered nationally, where there have been 30.8 million cases of coronavirus and 556,000 deaths.



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