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.