Gilbert, Chandler see coronavirus increases and more local COVID-19 news

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

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

Read the latest coronavirus news from Gilbert and Chandler.

Gilbert

COVID-19: Gilbert sees increase of 121 cases over weekend; county has increase of 560 cases and one death Oct. 19


Across Gilbert's six ZIP codes, there were 5,705 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 on Oct. 19, according to data from the state. That's an increase of 121 cases from over the weekend. That represents an increase of 4.3% across the town in the past seven days.

Chandler


County reports one new COVID-19 death, Chandler sees increase of 96 cases over weekend


Across Chandler's six ZIP codes, there were 7,613 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 on Oct. 19, according to data from the state—an increase of 96 reported cases from over the weekend. That overall number of cases represents an increase of 2.96% across the city in the past seven days.

Chandler Chamber of Commerce to distribute personal protective equipment to city's businesses

The Chandler Chamber of Commerce, through a contract with the city of Chandler, will distribute personal protective equipment kits to Chandler businesses who qualify in a program launching in mid-October, according to a news release from the Chandler Chamber of Commerce.

Statewide

COVID-19: Number of ICU beds in use drops 82% from summer 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 1,639,785 COVID-19 tests in Arizona, 10.4% have yielded positive results as of Oct. 19. This accounts for diagnostic test results, not antibody test results.

Alexa D’Angelo contributed to this report.


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The city of Chandler is hosting a local event for National Make a Difference Day on Oct. 23, where nearly 1,000 volunteers will come together in observance of For Our City Day Chandler. (Courtesy city of Chandler)
Chandler hosts local event for National Make a Difference Day on Oct. 23

The city of Chandler is hosting a local event for National Make a Difference Day on Oct. 23, where nearly 1,000 volunteers will come together in observance of For Our City Day Chandler.

Gila River Hotels & Casinos broke ground on its newest project—Santan Mountain—Monday, Oct. 18, on Gila River Indian Community land just south of Chandler on Gilbert Road and Hunt Highway. (Courtesy Gila River Hotels & Casinos)
Gila River breaks ground on fourth casino at Gilbert Road and Hunt Highway

Gila River Hotels & Casinos broke ground on its newest project—Santan Mountain—Monday, Oct. 18, on Gila River Indian Community land just south of Chandler on Gilbert Road and Hunt Highway. 

Whataburger is opening a location in south Chandler. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
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A Chandler landmark is getting a new home, according to a news release from the city of Chandler. (Courtesy Chandler Museum)
Chandler plane landmark moving to veterans park; selfie museum opens in Gilbert and more area news

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A Chandler landmark is getting a new home, according to a news release from the city of Chandler. (Courtesy Chandler Museum)
Iconic Chandler plane to move to Veterans Oasis Park

A Chandler landmark is getting a new home, according to a news release from the city of Chandler.

The East Valley Jewish Community Center will start hosting a monthly kosher food pantry beginning Oct. 27 in partnership with St. Vincent de Paul, according to a news release from the EVCC. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
East Valley Jewish Community Center and St. Vincent de Paul to start kosher food pantry

The East Valley Jewish Community Center will start hosting a monthly kosher food pantry beginning Oct. 27 in partnership with St. Vincent de Paul, according to a news release from the East Valley JCC.

Whataburger is opening a location in south Chandler. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Whataburger coming to south Chandler

A new Whataburger location is coming to south Chandler.

Lola's Liquors, a new bar concept, is coming soon to downtown Chandler. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Lola's Liquors coming soon to downtown Chandler

Lola's Liquors, a new bar concept, is coming soon to downtown Chandler.

Val Vista Drive street sign
Val Vista Drive intersections projects delayed for deliveries

Construction was to start in September, but the town is waiting to hear what the anticipated delivery times are for the street lights

Owner Brian Morris sits on a P.K. Ripper, one of only 250 of its type ever made, at Freeride Bike Co. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Freeride Bike Co. owner’s passion becomes business in Gilbert; Chandler's Bashas' acquired by Raley's Holding Co. and more top area news

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