The Arizona Department of Health Services reported the number of COVID-19 cases in Goodyear’s 85338 and 85395 ZIP codes was 2,703 as of Friday, Sept. 4, a 1.39% increase over last Friday. That represents an increase of 37 new cases over the week.
The agency said more than 90% of cases were mapped to the address of the patient’s residence:
Cases as of Aug. 28: 2,666
Cases as of Aug. 29: 2,676
Cases as of Aug. 30: 2,685
Cases as of Aug. 31: 2,687
Cases as of Sept. 1: 2,691
Cases as of Sept. 2: 2,701
Cases as of Sept. 3: 2,703
Cases as of Sept. 4: 2,703
Cases as of Aug. 28: 1,750
Cases as of Aug. 29: 1,744
Cases as of Aug. 30: 1,752
Cases as of Aug. 31: 1,749
Cases as of Sept. 1: 1,752
Cases as of Sept. 2: 1,760
Cases as of Sept. 3: 1,761
Cases as of Sept. 4: 1,764
Cases as of Aug. 28: 916
Cases as of Aug. 29: 932
Cases as of Aug. 30: 933
Cases as of Aug. 31: 938
Cases as of Sept. 1: 939
Cases as of Sept. 2: 941
Cases as of Sept. 3: 942
Cases as of Sept. 4: 939
To see full numbers across the state, click here.
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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.
As of Sept. 3, the dashboard categorized Maricopa County’s community transmission as moderate, based on data collected Aug. 9 and 16:
Cases per 100,000 people: 42 Aug. 16 / 60 Aug. 9
Test positivity: 5.2% Aug. 16 / 6.0% Aug. 9
COVID-like hospitalizations: 3.0% Aug. 16 / 3.8% Aug. 9
To view the benchmarks dashboard, click here.
Different businesses have different benchmarks for reopening, as do schools.
Per ADHS, if community transmission is substantial, bars and nightclubs, gyms and fitness center, 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%.
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
As of Friday, Sept. 4, the state reported the following in Maricopa County:
Countywide cases: 135,495; 386 new from the previous day
Rate of cases per 100,000 people: 3,102.01
Deaths: 3,064; 34 new since the previous day
Fatality rate per 100,000 people: 70.15
Number of tests conducted: 924,405; 5,611 new from the previous day
Test positivity: 12.5%
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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