Gilbert, Chandler see increases in coronavirus cases and more local news

Here is what you need to know today about coronavirus in Gilbert and Chandler. (Community Impact Newspaper)
Here is what you need to know today about coronavirus in Gilbert and Chandler. (Community Impact Newspaper)

Here is what you need to know today about coronavirus in Gilbert and Chandler. (Community Impact Newspaper)

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

Coronavirus

COVID-19: Gilbert sees increase of 57 cases; county has increase of 239 cases and no deaths Oct. 12

Across Gilbert's six ZIP codes, there were 5,470 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 on Oct. 12, according to data from the state. That's an increase of 57 cases from over the weekend. That represents an increase of 2.88% across the town in the past seven days.

County, state report no new COVID-19 deaths Oct. 12, Chandler sees increase of 76 cases over the weekend



Across Chandler's six ZIP codes, there were 7,420 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 on Oct. 12, according to data from the state—an increase of 76 reported cases from over the weekend. That overall number of cases represents an increase of 2.77% across the city in the past seven days.

COVID-19: Number of ICU beds in use drops 84% from July peak

The Arizona Department of Health Services has tracked COVID-19 hospitalization data since early April, and in the days and weeks that followed, the number of confirmed or suspected COVID-19 patients admitted to a hospital soared—reaching a climax in July and slowly decreasing day-by-day. Of the 1,574,200 COVID-19 tests in Arizona, 10.6% have yielded positive results as of Oct. 12. This accounts for diagnostic test results, not antibody test results.

Business

4 recently closed Chandler businesses

Here are four businesses that have recently closed in Chandler.

Eegee's submits plans for Gilbert sub shop

Eegee’s has submitted plans to the town of Gilbert to open a location at 3535 E. Baseline Road, Gilbert. The Tucson-based chain of submarine sandwich shops known for its frozen fruit drink, called an Eegee, has not announced an opening date.

Alexa D’Angelo and Tom Blodgett contributed to this report.



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Chandler City Council appoints acting city manager, launches search for new city manager

The Chandler City Council named Josh Wright acting city manager March 4, according to a news release from the city. Wright succeeds Marsha Reed, whose retirement is effective March 4.

An effort is underway to improve Frye Road for bicycle use to connect the area to the larger trail system within Chandler. (Courtesy city of Chandler)
Project planned for bike lanes on Frye Road

An effort is underway to improve Frye Road for bicycle use to connect the area to the larger trail system within Chandler.

Stone & Vine fuses family atmosphere with Italian favorites

Learn more about Chandler's Stone & Vine.

People age 55 and up will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccine appointments beginning at noon March 2. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Arizonans 55 and older will be eligible for vaccine appointments beginning March 2

People age 55 and up will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccine appointments beginning at noon March 2.

Chandler-Gilbert Community College will serve as a state-run vaccination site beginning March 3. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
More than 70% of eligible people in Chandler have received their first COVID-19 vaccination

According to data from the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, 71.1% of the eligible population in Chandler has received at least their first COVID-19 vaccination.

See daily COVID-19 data updates. (Community Impact staff)
COVID-19: Chandler cases up 69 in two days March 2

See a breakdown of COVID-19 cases, vaccinations and more local data.

Here are the coronavirus hospitalization data updates to know across Arizona. (Community Impact staff)
ADHS: Less than 1,100 people hospitalized with COVID-19 symptoms March 3

Take a look at the hospitalization data across Arizona.

March 1 marks COVID-19 Memorial Day in Chandler after the city issued a proclamation last week. (Courtesy city of Chandler)
Chandler mayor declares March 1 COVID-19 Memorial Day

March 1 now marks COVID-19 Memorial Day in Chandler after the city issued a proclamation last week.

Hans Van Dan Elzen, owner of YoYo Factory in Chandler. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
YoYo Factory makes both yo-yos and champions

Learn more about Chandler's YoYo Factory

COVID-19 vaccine appointments are available at Chandler-Gilbert Community College. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
COVID-19 vaccination appointments available beginning March 1 at Chandler-Gilbert Community College

COVID-19 vaccination appointments will be available beginning at 9 a.m. March 1 at Chandler-Gilbert Community College—the latest state-run vaccination site.

The new Cracker Barrel Old Country Store location in Gilbert had standing waits outside when it opened its doors Feb. 15. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Cracker Barrel open in Gilbert; Harbor Freight to open March 6 in Chandler and more February news

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

Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board Member Lori Wood expresses her concerns about parts of the proposed school calendars for 2022-23 and 2023-24. (Screen shot from YouTube)
Gilbert Public Schools adjusts calendar; downtown Chandler adding business, multifamily and more top area news

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