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Glendale COVID growth rate slows to less than 1 percent

Almost 18% of Arizonans now fully vaccinated

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Glendale’s increase rate for coronavirus cases is down to its lowest growth in months.

From the time between March 29 and April 8, Glendale’s total case count has grown just 0.5%, according to the latest figures the Arizona Department of Health Services shared Thursday. The most recent period The Glendale Independent previously analyzed, from Feb. 24 through March 29, showed a case growth rate of 3%.

The state’s overall synopsis, through April 2 according to the CDC, showed one alarming trend - Arizona’s rate of new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people is up 24% from last week, which earns the state a “Substantial Transmission” rating. The state ranks eighth nationally in new cases per 100,000 people from the period measured March 26 through April 1.

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There are positive trends also.

The CDC report, updated April 6, shows Arizona’s rate of new confirmed COVID-19 hospital admissions per 100 beds is down 8% from last week, and the state’s rate of new COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people is down 55% from last week.

Nationally, Arizona ranks 17th in test positivity per 100,000 people.

And in terms of vaccinations, 2.2 million people, or almost 31% of the total Arizona population, have received one dose. Some 1.3 million Arizona residents, or 17.8% of the population, are now fully vaccinated.

The CDC further reports that 175 million vaccines have been administered nationally, where there have been 30.8 million cases of coronavirus and 556,000 deaths.

 

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