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Sun Cities COVID numbers go up sharply

Reopening figures all going higher

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The Arizona Department of Health Services reported the overall number of Sun Cities COVID-19 cases at 1,270 on Oct. 23. 

That's an increase of 3% over the last week (1,221). Breaking it down by ZIP code, there were 514 in Sun City’s 85351 code and 336 in Sun City’s 85373 code, which includes areas of Peoria and Surprise. Sun City West’s 85375 ZIP code had 420 cases.

Here are the number of COVID-19 cases for ZIP codes that include the Sun Cities and some surrounding areas, according to the ADHS. The ADHS said more than 90% of cases were mapped to the address of the patient’s residence:

Sun Cities totals

  • Cases as of Oct. 17: 1,233
  • Cases as of Oct. 18: 1,233
  • Cases as of Oct. 19: 1,235
  • Cases as of Oct. 20: 1,241
  • Cases as of Oct. 21: 1,249
  • Cases as of Oct. 22: 1,257
  • Cases as of Oct. 23: 1,270

INCREASE (last week 1,221): 3%

85351 (Sun City)

  • Cases as of Oct. 17: 501
  • Cases as of Oct. 18: 501
  • Cases as of Oct. 19: 503
  • Cases as of Oct. 20: 505
  • Cases as of Oct. 21: 510
  • Cases as of Oct. 22: 510
  • Cases as of Oct. 23: 514

INCREASE (last week 499): 2%

85373 (Sun City, some Peoria and Surprise)

  • Cases as of Oct. 17: 319
  • Cases as of Oct. 18: 319
  • Cases as of Oct. 19: 319
  • Cases as of Oct. 20: 321
  • Cases as of Oct. 21: 324
  • Cases as of Oct. 22: 330
  • Cases as of Oct. 23: 336

INCREASE (last week 315): 6%

85375 (Sun City West)

  • Cases as of Oct. 17: 413
  • Cases as of Oct. 18: 413
  • Cases as of Oct. 19: 413
  • Cases as of Oct. 20: 415
  • Cases as of Oct. 21: 415
  • Cases as of Oct. 22: 417
  • Cases as of Oct. 23: 420

INCREASE (last week 407): 3%

To see full numbers across the state, click here.

The Arizona Department of Health Services has a data dashboard now tracking its three benchmarks for specified business in the state to reopen. Figures represented in the dashboard, updated every Thursday, are about 12 days old to allow for lags in reporting. Benchmarks: ADHS requirements businesses to reopen is fewer than 100 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people, less than 10% test positive for the virus and hospital visits due to COVID-like illnesses is below 10%.

Benchmarks for opening businesses

  • COVID-related hospital visits: 2.6%
  • Test Positivity: 4.4%
  • Cases per 100,000: 67

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