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Goodyear sees COVID-19 cases rise to 246 in past week

Vaccination rates in city remain the same

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The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 246 new COVID-19 cases in Goodyear ZIP codes. Cases increased from 12,280 cases to 12,526 cases in the seven-day period from July 23 to July 30.

Last week  about 160 new people were infected with COVID in Goodyear, according to ADHS, between July 16 and July 23.

Daily Goodyear case numbers are calculated by adding together the ADHS reported case numbers in ZIP code 85338 and ZIP code 85395.  

Goodyear cases by day

Cases as of July 23: 12,280

Cases as of July 24: 12,317

Cases as of July 25: 12,358

Cases as of July 26: 12,395

Cases as of July 27: n/a

Cases as of July 28: 12,456

Cases as of July 29: 12,482

Cases as of July 30: 12,526

READ: Last week’s case numbers

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

Vaccinations

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

In Goodyear ZIP code 85338, about 65.6% of the eligible population have received their first dose and 60% have received their second or final dose.

In Goodyear ZIP code 85338, about 59.8% of the eligible population have received their first dose and 53.9% have received their second or final dose.

Vaccination rates have not increased in the past week in both Goodyears ZIP codes.

According ADHS, nearly 4 million vaccine doses had been administered to Maricopa County residents as of July 27.

About 49%, or 2,010,853 doses, was the first dose of a two-series vaccine (Pfizer–BioNTech and Moderna). About 51%, or 1,927,174 doses was the second dose of a two-series vaccine, or a dose of a single-shot vaccine (Janssen). The status of 0.9%, or 34,645 administered doses, was unknown.

For county vaccine updates or to find an appointment, click here.

State and county-wide numbers

While Arizona COVID-19 death rates have remained just below 2% since late May, the rate of positive tests have increased dramatically in the last month, from 5.28% on July 1 to 11.4% on July 28, according to Mayo Clinic data.

Maricopa County has seen 580,692 total cases since the start of the pandemic, an increase of 7,610 cases since last Friday. 

Thirty-eight people have died in that same period, bringing the total to 10,446 countywide COVID-19 fatalities since pandemic began, according to ADHS data.

Percent positivity is at 14%, which county health officials consider “high transmission.” Last Friday, July 23, percent positivity was at 12%, and the Friday before, transmission was only 9%.

Data collected by the county between July 18 and July 24 show 159 positive cases per 100,000. Last Friday, July 23, ADHS reported 114 cases per 100,000 and the Friday before, just 77 positive cases per 100,000 were reported.

Weekly updates

The Centers for Disease Control updated its mask guidance Tuesday, recommending even fully vaccinated people wear masks indoors in areas with substantial or high transmission rates due to the more contagious Delta variant.   

Previous CDC guidance allowed fully vaccinated people to be mask-less in public spaces.

The Arizona Legislature has banned mask mandates in public and charter schools, and Gov. Ducey has signaled he will not reverse course despite updated guidance from the CDC.

The Arizona Department of Health Services director, Dr. Cara Christ has announced her resignation on Aug. 27 to join Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona. Her resignation comes just one day after Christ suggested K-12 schools follow updated CDC guidance on masks. She was appointed as ADHS director by Gov. Ducey in 2015.

Madeline Ackley can be reached at mackley@iniusa.org.

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