COVID-19: Number of coronavirus-related hospitalizations declining 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 1,358,154COVID-19 tests in Arizona, 11.6% have yielded positive results as of Sept. 18. 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 in phase one of reopening.

The number of COVID-19 related inpatient hospitalizations was 516 as of Sept. 17, 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 grew after the state ended its stay-at-home order May 15 and peaked July 13 at 970. As of Sept. 17, the number of ICU beds across the state in use by COVID-19 patients was 130.


The state also tracks the number of positive or suspected COVID-19 seen in emergency rooms across the state. There were 854 COVID-19 emergency department visits reported on Sept. 17, a stark contrast to the peak which appears to have occurred July 7 with 2,008 visits reported.

By


MOST RECENT

Rita’s Burritos mixes customer service and authenticity

Rita's Burritos offers a burrito for every set of tastebuds.

The Downtown Chandler Community Partnership is launching a new interactive display of holiday decorations in downtown Chandler called "Sugarland." (Courtesy Downtown Chandler Community Partnership)
New interactive holiday display coming to Chandler and more local news

Read the latest business and community news from Gilbert and Chandler.

VB Cosmetics will move into the Lotus Project near Kyrene Road and Loop 202. (Courtesy city of Chandler)
VB Cosmetics Inc. announces new headquarters in Chandler

The company will move into the Lotus Project near Kyrene Road and Loop 202.

(Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Home prices on the rise across Chandler ZIP codes

See a snapshot of Chandler's real estate market.

The Downtown Chandler Community Partnership is launching a new interactive display of holiday decorations in downtown Chandler called "Sugarland." (Courtesy Downtown Chandler Community Partnership)
Downtown Chandler to get a new interactive holiday display this year

The Downtown Chandler Community Partnership is launching a new interactive display of holiday decorations in downtown Chandler called "Sugarland."

Here are the coronavirus hospitalization data updates to know across Arizona. (Community Impact staff)
Visits to the hospital for coronavirus symptoms slowly rising across Arizona

Take a look at the hospitalization data across Arizona.

Rewind dessert and drink shop pivots to keep customers coming during pandemic

Rewind in Chandler has found a way to keep customers coming in during the pandemic.

Twisted Sugar bakes some specialty cookies. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
See Gilbert, Chandler shops that cater to local sweets lovers

Find the latest news on sweets stores in Gilbert and Chandler.

City of Chandler officials hope to finish long-awaited veterans memorial in 2021

The city's veterans memorial is entering its second and final phase.

Gilbert home prices rise and more top local news from the past week

Read the most popular news from the past week from Gilbert and Chandler.