COVID-19 PANDEMIC

COVID-19 cases in Goodyear rise by 133 over the week, to 3,199

Posted 10/30/20

New COVID-19 cases in Goodyear’s 85338 and 85395 ZIP codes jumped up again this week, with 133 new cases reported between Friday, Oct. 23 and Oct. 30.

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COVID-19 PANDEMIC

COVID-19 cases in Goodyear rise by 133 over the week, to 3,199

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New COVID-19 cases in Goodyear’s 85338 and 85395 ZIP codes jumped up again this week, with 133 new cases reported between Friday, Oct. 23 and Oct. 30.

 That brings the total number of cases reported by Arizona Department of Health Services in Goodyear to 3,199, a 4.34% increase over last Friday and a 0.60% increase over Thursday.

ADHS reported 90 new cases in Goodyear last Friday, up from 87 the week ending Oct. 16, 68 the week ending Oct. 9, 51 the week ending Oct. 2 and 31 the week ending Sept. 25.

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

Goodyear total

Cases as of Oct. 23: 3,066
Cases as of Oct. 24: 3,075
Cases as of Oct. 25: 3,100
Cases as of Oct. 26: 3,129
Cases as of Oct. 27: Missing
Cases as of Oct. 28: 3,151
Cases as of Oct. 29: 3,180
Cases as of Oct. 30: 3,199

85338 ZIP code

Cases as of Oct. 23: 1,980
Cases as of Oct. 24: 1,986
Cases as of Oct. 25: 2,003
Cases as of Oct. 26: 2,021
Cases as of Oct. 27: Missing
Cases as of Oct. 28: 2,027
Cases as of Oct. 29: 2,052
Cases as of Oct. 30: 2,063

85395 ZIP code

Cases as of Oct. 23: 1,086
Cases as of Oct. 24: 1,089
Cases as of Oct. 25: 1,097
Cases as of Oct. 26: 1,108
Cases as of Oct. 27: Missing
Cases as of Oct. 28: 1,124
Cases as of Oct. 29: 1,128
Cases as of Oct. 30: 1,136

To see full numbers across the state, click here.

Maricopa County benchmarks data

ADHS tracks the level of community transmission of COVID-19 as part of its three benchmarks for business and school reopenings, updating its benchmarks data dashboard on Thursdays.

The benchmarks — number of cases per 100,000 people, percent positivity of tests and percentage of people hospitalized with COVID-like illnesses — are divided into three categories: substantial, moderate and minimal.

Substantial transmission: more than 100 cases per 100,000 people, 10% or higher test positivity and more than 10% hospitalizations.
Moderate transmission: 10 to 100 cases per 100,000 people, 5% to 10% test positivity and 5% to 10% hospitalizations.
Minimal transmission: Fewer than 10 cases per 100,000 people, less than 5% test positivity and fewer than 5% hospitalizations.

Figures are about 12 days old to allow for lags in reporting, ADHS states on the website. All three benchmarks must be met for 14 days to move from a higher transmission phase to a lower one.

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This week’s community transmission: Moderate

As of Thursday, Oct. 29, the dashboard categorized Maricopa County’s community transmission as Moderate, based on data collected Oct. 4 and Oct. 11:

Cases per 100,000 people: 84 Oct. 11 / 70 Oct. 4
Test positivity: 5.5% Oct. 11 / 4.6% Oct. 4
COVID-like hospitalizations: 3.0% Oct. 11 / 2.9% Oct. 4

To view the benchmarks dashboard, click here.

Benchmarks for businesses

Per ADHS, if community transmission is substantial, bars and nightclubs, gyms and fitness centers, water parks and tube operators must remain closed.

If transmission is moderate, bars and nightclubs providing dine-in services, movie theaters, water parks and tube operators can operate at 50% capacity. Gyms and fitness centers can operate at 25% capacity. Bars and nightclubs that do not serve food cannot reopen.

If transmission is minimal, all bars and nightclubs, movie theaters, water parks, tube operators, gyms and fitness centers can operate at 50% capacity if the percent positivity is below 3%.

Benchmarks for schools

There are two main components for reopening Arizona schools for in-person instruction: quality of the school’s mitigation plan, or how it will minimize the spread of COVID-19; and the degree of community transmission outlined above.

AZDHS recommended that county-specific public health benchmarks fall within the moderate or minimal spread category in all three benchmarks for two weeks to provide hybrid learning (some students in physical buildings and some students distance learning), specifically:

  • A two-week decline in the number of cases or two weeks with new case rates below 100 per 100,000 threshold
  • Two weeks with less than 7% test positivity
  • Two weeks with less than 10% COVID-like illness hospitalizations

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Maricopa County overview

As of Oct. 30, the state reported the following in Maricopa County:

Countywide cases: 157,7285 (152,695 last Friday); 992 new from the previous day (594 new last Friday)
Rate of cases per 100,000 people: 3,611.1 (3,495.94 last Friday)
Deaths: 3,577 (3,536 last Friday); 11 new since the previous day (zero new last Friday)
Fatality rate per 100,000 people: 81.89 (80.96 last Friday)
Number of tests conducted: 1,252,474 (1,201,968 last Friday); 8,983 new from the previous day (7,753 new last Friday)
Test positivity: 10.7% (10.8% 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.

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