Here are the numbers from Maricopa County Public Health for Feb. 24, 2021
Total Number of Cases: 507,719 (Up 676 from yesterday; Up 6,812 from last Wednesday)
Total Number of Deaths: 8,930 (Up 20 from yesterday; Up 350 from last Wednesday)
Hospital Admissions: 35,444 (7%)
Intensive Care Unit Admissions: 2,265 (0%)
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 Feb. 23, Arizona’s average daily cases per 100K in the last seven days is at 21.3 (down by 9.6 from last week). This places Arizona in the number 15 spot in the country (down from number 12 last week.)
County Expands Vaccination Eligibility to Those 65 and Older
Maricopa County expanded its Phase 1B eligibility Feb. 15 to include those age 65 and older at all vaccination sites in Maricopa County, including PODs and pharmacies. The previous age limit in the County was 75, due to supply availability.
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.