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Sun Cities COVID case climb slows significantly

Single digit percentage increase in 2-week period

Posted 2/20/21

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported the overall number of Sun Cities COVID-19 cases at 5,438 on Feb. 19.

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Sun Cities COVID case climb slows significantly

Single digit percentage increase in 2-week period

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The Arizona Department of Health Services reported the overall number of Sun Cities COVID-19 cases at 5,438 on Feb. 19. That's an increase of 5% over two weeks ago (5,162). Breaking it down by ZIP code, there were 2,170 in Sun City’s 85351 code and 1,489 in Sun City’s 85373 code, which includes areas of Peoria and Surprise. Sun City West’s 85375 ZIP code had 1,779 cases. These are cumulative case counts and do not reflect those who have recovered.

Here are the number of COVID-19 cases for ZIP codes that include the Sun Cities and some surrounding areas, according to the ADHS. ADHS officials said more than 90% of cases were mapped to the address of the patient’s residence:

Sun Cities totals

  • Cases as of Feb. 13: NA
  • Cases as of Feb. 14: NA
  • Cases as of Feb. 15: 5,394
  • Cases as of Feb. 16: 5,406
  • Cases as of Feb. 17: 5,418
  • Cases as of Feb. 18: 5,430
  • Cases as of Feb. 19: 5,438

INCREASE (two weeks ago 5,162): 5%

85351 (Sun City)

  • Cases as of Feb. 13: NA
  • Cases as of Feb. 14: NA
  • Cases as of Feb. 15: 2,150
  • Cases as of Feb. 16: 2,155
  • Cases as of Feb. 17: 2,160
  • Cases as of Feb. 18: 2,165
  • Cases as of Feb. 19: 2,170

INCREASE (two weeks ago 2,070): 4%

85373 (Sun City, some Peoria and Surprise)

  • Cases as of Feb. 13: NA
  • Cases as of Feb. 14: NA
  • Cases as of Feb. 15: 1,480
  • Cases as of Feb. 16: 1,481
  • Cases as of Feb. 17: 1,485
  • Cases as of Feb. 18: 1,489
  • Cases as of Feb. 19: 1,489

INCREASE (two weeks ago 1,417): 4%

85375 (Sun City West)

  • Cases as of Feb. 13: NA
  • Cases as of Feb. 14: NA
  • Cases as of Feb. 15: 1,764
  • Cases as of Feb. 16: 1,770
  • Cases as of Feb. 17: 1,773
  • Cases as of Feb. 18: 1,776
  • Cases as of Feb. 19: 1,779

INCREASE (two weeks ago 1,675): 5%

To see full numbers across the state, click here.

The Arizona Department of Health Services has a data dashboard now tracking its three benchmarks for specified business in the state to reopen. Figures represented in the dashboard, updated every Thursday, are about 12 days old to allow for lags in reporting. Benchmarks: ADHS requirements businesses to reopen is fewer than 100 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people, less than 10% test positive for the virus and hospital visits due to COVID-like illnesses is below 10%.

Benchmarks for opening businesses

  • COVID-related hospital visits: 8.09%
  • Test Positivity: 11.9%
  • Cases per 100,000: 255

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