COVID-19: See the data behind the rising number of coronavirus hospitalizations across Arizona

Here are the coronavirus hospitalization data updates to know across Arizona. (Community Impact staff)
Here are the coronavirus hospitalization data updates to know across Arizona. (Community Impact staff)

Here are the coronavirus hospitalization data updates to know across Arizona. (Community Impact staff)

When Gov. Doug Ducey and top health officials gave Arizona the green light to reopen after being largely closed for multiple months due to the coronavirus, state officials said the hospitals had capacity to treat any current and future COVID-19 patients.

The purpose of the shutdown was, according to officials, to allow the hospitals to build patient capacity and slow the spread of the virus.


The Arizona Department of Health Services has tracked COVID-19 hospitalization data since early April, and in recent days and weeks the number of confirmed or suspected COVID-19 patients admitted to a hospital has climbed. Of the 764,155 COVID-19 tests in Arizona, 14.4% have yielded positive results as of July 17. This accounts for diagnostic test results, not antibody test results.

Hospital capacity is part of the state and federal governments "gating criteria" that allows a phased reopening. Arizona is currently in phase one of reopening.

The number of COVID-19 related inpatient hospitalizations was 3,466 as of July 16, according to data from the Arizona Department of Health Services.

The number of intensive care unit, or ICU, beds in use by COVID-19 patients has also grown after the state ended its stay-at-home order May 15. As of July 16, the number of ICU beds across the state in use by COVID-19 patients was 944, an increase of 26 from the previous day.


The state also tracks the number of positive or suspected COVID-19 seen in emergency rooms across the state. As of July 16, there were 1,574 reported COVID-19 emergency department visits.



MOST RECENT

Buono's Pizza Gilbert serves New York-style pizza. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Buono’s Pizza Gilbert opens; low inventory leads to rising home prices in Chandler and more top area news

Read the top business and community news from the past week from the Chandler and Gilbert areas.

Joshua Wright will be named Chandler’s city manager, replacing Marsha Reed who retired in March. (Courtesy city of Chandler)
Chandler City Council to appoint Joshua Wright as city manager

Joshua Wright will be named Chandler’s City Manager, replacing Marsha Reed who retired in March 2021.

The Double Dutch Kitchen & Cocktails opened in July in Chandler. (Community Impact Newspaper)
The Double Dutch Kitchen & Cocktails opens Chandler location

A new restaurant is now open in Chandler.

Campus ushers in new era for Arizona College Prep High School

July 21 marks the start of the school year and the opening of Arizona College Prep High School—the district’s newest campus—which will house the Arizona College Prep students and staff in a state-of-the-art high school facility

Low inventory leads to rising housing prices across Chandler, East Valley

Low inventory and a lack of new housing developments to keep up with the city’s demand have contributed to sky-high housing prices real estate experts said they are seeing across Chandler.

Q&A: Chandler USD interim superintendent shares goals for district ahead of school year

Chandler USD interim superintendent Frank Narducci answers Community Impact Newspaper's questions ahead of the start of the school year July 21.

Students in the district will not be required to wear masks, and eligible students and staff are not required to be vaccinated. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Chandler USD sends out health, safety letter regarding COVID-19 ahead of school year start

Chandler USD officials sent out a letter to families July 19 ahead of the first day of school July 21 regarding health and safety protocols in place related to COVID-19.

The freeway expansion project will occur across 11 miles of east- and westbound I-19 between Loop 202 and I-17, including the Broadway Curve between Baseline Road and 40th Street. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Work to begin on I-10 Broadway Curve project July 23

The first phase of work for the Arizona Department of Transportation’s I-10 Broadway Curve improvement project is set to begin late July 23 with a weekend closure of westbound I-10.

An ice cream shop, a restaurant with a gaming twist and more are coming soon to Chandler. (Community Impact Newspaper)
6 businesses coming to Chandler; sushi shop opens in Gilbert and more Phoenix-area news

Read the latest business and community events from the Chandler and Gilbert areas.

An ice cream shop, a restaurant with a gaming twist and more are coming soon to Chandler. (Community Impact Newspaper)
Roundup: Six businesses coming soon to Chandler

Take a look at six businesses coming to Chandler.

A new patient tower was unveiled at Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center with a dedication ceremony July 16, according to a news release from Dignity Health. (Courtesy Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center)
New patient tower complete at Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center

A new patient tower was unveiled at Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center with a dedication ceremony July 16, according to a news release from Dignity Health.

Mox Boarding House plans to open a new entertainment concept in Chandler. (Courtesy Mox Boarding House)
Board game, restaurant concept coming to Chandler; median home prices pass $450K in Gilbert and more top area news

Read the top business and community news from the past week from the Chandler and Gilbert areas.