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New weekly coronavirus cases in Litchfield Park up by 25

State no longer tracking benchmarks data

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The Arizona Department of Health Services reported the number of coronavirus cases in Litchfield Park 85340 was 3,709 as of Sunday, March 28, an increase of 25 new cases over the week and one cases overnight.

The ZIP code includes the city of Litchfield Park and unincorporated Maricopa County. The state does not separate cases by incorporated and unincorporated areas.

READ: Last week’s numbers

The agency said more than 90% of cases were mapped to the address of the patient’s residence:

Litchfield Park 85340

Cases as of March 21: 3,684
Cases as of March 22: Missing
Cases as of March 23: 3,691
Cases as of March 24: 3,699
Cases as of March 25: 3,701
Cases as of March 26: Missing
Cases as of March 27: 3,708
Cases as of March 28: 3,709

To see full numbers across the state, click here.

Vaccinations

Each Wednesday, the county updates the number of residents vaccinated, and the percentage of residents vaccinated by ZIP code at maricopa.gov/5671/Public-Vaccine-Data.
As of March 24, 1,679,358 doses had been administered in Maricopa County. Of those, 1,019,527 were first dose and 653,810 were second dose.

As of March 24, 72.6% of the eligible population in Litchfield Park’s 85340 ZIP code had received their first dose and 46.6% had received their second dose.

The total eligible population to receive COVID-19 vaccine is based on which phase Maricopa County is vaccinating and calculated using Census 2020 estimates, according to the county website. Percentages released March 18 include Phase 1A, Phase 1B, and those 55 and older.

As of March 24, all residents ages 18 and older are eligible for the two-dose Moderna and one-dose Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) vaccines, and all residents 16 and older are eligible for the two-dose Pfizer vaccine.

READ: Litchfield Park keeps mask requirement in place for city facilities, events

Vaccination percentages released March 31 will reflect the expanded eligibility, according to the county’s vaccine data page.

For county vaccine updates, to learn whether you’re eligible for a vaccination, see how many point of dispensing (POD) vaccination sites are open or to find an appointment, click here.

Maricopa County overview

As of March 26, the state reported the following in Maricopa County:

Countywide cases: 522,624 (520,919 last Friday); 339 new from the previous day (135 new last Friday)
Rate of cases per 100,000 people: 11,965.3 (11,926.3 last Friday)
Deaths: 9,630 (9,512 last Friday); 11 new since the previous day (24 new last Friday)
Fatality rate per 100,000 people: 220.48 (217.77 last Friday)
Number of diagnostic tests conducted: 5,016,831 (4,914,160 last Friday); 16,111 new from the previous day
Test positivity: 11.4% (11.6% last Friday)

To view the data dashboard and statewide information on cases by age, ethnicity and gender; hospital and ventilator usage and availability, and hospital-specific COVID-19 metrics, click here.

Benchmarks data and tracking

The state has taken down benchmarks information and data in the wake of Executive Order 2021-06 issued March 25 by Gov. Doug Ducey, rescinding business reopening requirements and other safety mitigation measures enacted over the year since the pandemic began. To read the full order, visit https://azgovernor.gov/sites/default/files/eo_2021-06.pdf.

The site lists recommendations that people are urged to follow to protect themselves and others:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol;
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands;
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick;
  • Stay home when you are sick;
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash;
  • Wear masks in public settings if they can be safely managed;
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces;
  • Use a bleach-and-water solution (0.1% solution; 1:50 dilution) or disinfectant with a label that says “EPA approved” for killing bacteria and viruses. Always follow directions on product labels; and
  • If you are at higher risk for severe illness, you should avoid attending congregate settings. People at higher risk for severe illness include adults 65 or older and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions.

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