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ADHS: 82 new weekly COVID cases in Litchfield Park

Cases in the city have been trending downward over the past three weeks

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The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 82  new weekly COVID-19 cases in Litchfield Park between Sept. 10 and Sept. 17, a decrease from last week. 

Between Sept. 3 and Sept. 10, county data reported 101 new weekly cases in Litchfield Park, which was a 20% decrease from the previous two weeks, when about 120 cases were reported each week. 

A total of 4,990 cases have been reported in the city since the start of the pandemic. 

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

Over 90% of cases were mapped to the address of the patient's residence.

READ: Last week’s case numbers

Vaccinations

Each week, the county updates the number of residents vaccinated, and the percentage of residents vaccinated by ZIP code at  https://www.maricopa.gov/5671/Public-Vaccine-Data.

In Litchfield Park, about 66.9%  of the eligible population have received their first dose and 60.8% have received their second or final dose.

Vaccination rates in Litchfield Park have increased slightly from last week.

4,395,495 people in Maricopa County received a COVID-19 vaccine between Sept. 7 and Sept 14. 

To date, 4,395,495 people have been vaccinated in Maricopa County as of Sept. 14, according to county data.

About 50%, or 2,197,867 doses, was the first dose of a two-series vaccine (Pfizer–BioNTech and Moderna). About 48%, or 2,098,221 doses, was the second dose of a two-series vaccine, or a dose of a single-shot vaccine (Janssen). The status of 1.2%, or 52,305 administered doses, was unknown. 1.1%, or 47,102 doses, were a booster shot for an immunocompromised individual.

Nearly 9,000 people were given the COVID-19 booster shot between Sept. 7 and Sept. 14, according to county data. 

While demand for the vaccine has dropped since its peak in April, more people in Maricopa County have received at least one vaccine dose than people who have not received any doses, according to county officials.

For county vaccine updates or to find an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine or booster shot, click here.

State and county-wide COVID case numbers

While the percentage of positive COVID-19 tests in Arizona has been rising slightly since the beginning of the month, death rates have been dropping since May, according to Mayo Clinic data.

The percentage of positive COVID-19 tests were around 5% in early June, peaked at 12.8% in early Aug., decreased again to 10.6% on Sept. 8, and is currently around 11.34%.

COVID-19 death rates, on the other hand, were 2% in May and fell to 1.83% as of Sept. 16. 

The majority of COVID cases and fatalities occur in Maricopa County, the state’s most populous county. Maricopa County has seen 673,511 total cases and 11,126 dead since Jan. 2020. This week, 14,037 new COVID-19 cases were reported and 246 people were reported dead, according to data from ADHS.  

Last week, the county saw nearly 11,000 new cases and 93 deaths.  

Madeline Ackley can be reached at mackley@iniusa.org or found on Twitter @Mkayackley.

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