Here are the numbers from Maricopa County Public Health for March 3, 2021
Total Number of Cases: 512,547 (Up 741 from yesterday; Up 4,828 from last Wednesday)
Total Number of Deaths: 9,161 (Up 4 from yesterday; Up 213 from last Wednesday)
Arizona’s positive case numbers are on the right track, dipping again, but the daily case count remains high
According to the Centers for Disease Control, as of March 3, Arizona’s average daily cases per 100K in the last seven days is at 16.4 (down by 4.9 from last week). This places Arizona in the number 29 spot in the country (down from number 15 last week.)
County Expands Vaccination Availability to Those 55 and Older
Maricopa County expanded vaccine eligibility to adults 55 and older in all vaccine locations starting March 2. Once about 55 percent of that population has been vaccinated, additional 1B groups will follow in prioritization.
Plans for Vaccination of Frontline Essential Workers
The County is working to apply the ACIP standards to the large community of frontline essential workers to determine phasing and timelines. They hope to communicate details on the plan in the coming week.
Residents can search by location or vaccine type using the County’s new vaccine finder map. A text-based table of all locations is also provided for alternative accessibility. Go to: maricopa.gov/5659/covid-19-vaccine-locations.
REMEMBER, there are some simple steps that residents can take to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus
- Wear a face covering in public spaces
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; use hand sanitizer when coming and going in public spaces
- Maintain 6 feet physical distancing in public
- Avoid gathering in groups of 10 or more
- Stay home when you can
Find statewide information for Arizona here.
Total number of cases and deaths are cumulative; Maricopa County data collection since January 22, 2020. Learn more here.