Coronavirus case counts continue to rise across Maricopa County; Chandler sees 172 new cases

A total of 1,744 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Harris County over the Nov. 14-15 weekend, including 1,015 new cases in the city of Houston and 729 in Harris County outside of the city. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
A total of 1,744 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Harris County over the Nov. 14-15 weekend, including 1,015 new cases in the city of Houston and 729 in Harris County outside of the city. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

A total of 1,744 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Harris County over the Nov. 14-15 weekend, including 1,015 new cases in the city of Houston and 729 in Harris County outside of the city. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Across Chandler's six ZIP codes, there were 10,749 confirmed total positive cases of COVID-19 on Nov. 25, according to data from the state—an increase of 172 reported cases from the previous day. That overall number of cases represents an increase of 12.26% across the city in the past seven days.

The state had 310,850 COVID-19 cases—an increase of 3,982 from the previous day and nine newly reported deaths, bringing the number of statewide virus-related deaths to 6,524 on Nov. 25, according to data from the Arizona Department of Health Services.


The number of diagnostic tests reported in Maricopa County as of Nov. 25 was 10,558 with 32.23%—or 2,907 tests–coming back positive. Those tests include polymerase chain reaction, known as PCR, tests and antigen tests. The PCR test determines an active case of COVID-19, the other kind of testing data the state tracks is related to serology—or antibody—tests, which determines if a person has been infected in the past with the virus. Antigen tests "may not be as accurate or able to run as many patient samples per day, however, the quick results provide the ability to rapidly triage and make decisions," according to ADHS.

The county also reported 11 new deaths Nov. 24, bringing the county's death toll to 3,932, according to data from the Maricopa County Department of Public Health.

Of the county's 3,932 known deaths, 1,316 are tied to long-term care facilities, making up 33.56% of the county's total COVID-19-related deaths.






The state and county also track hospitalization data. In Maricopa County, 8% of the county's total cases resulted in hospitalization as of Nov. 24. The county tracks intensive care unit, or ICU, data separately, and 1% of the county's total cases have resulted in admittance to the ICU. Statewide, as of Nov. 25, ADHS reported 8% of the state's cases have resulted in hospitalization—24,952 cases across the state.


According to data from the state, of the completed and reported Maricopa County COVID-19 diagnostic tests, 11.3% of them have yielded a positive result.


Statewide, there have been 2,157,139 diagnostic tests completed. Of the total PCR tests across the state, 10.3% have yielded a positive result.


MOST RECENT

Laser Components Detector Group moved into its new, significantly larger space in Chandler, according to a news release from the city. (Courtesy city of Chandler)
Laser Components Detector Group moves into new Chandler space

Laser Components Detector Group moved into its new, significantly larger space in Chandler, according to a news release from the city.

Gov. Doug Ducey and Arizona Department of Health Services announced Jan. 14 the launch of a second vaccination site after the success of the state's first 24/7 vaccination site at State Farm Stadium in Glendale. The second location will be at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Arizona to add second vaccination center after successes at State Farm Stadium in Glendale

Gov. Doug Ducey and Arizona Department of Health Services announced Jan. 14 the launch of a second vaccination site after the success of the state's first 24/7 vaccination site at State Farm Stadium in Glendale. The second location will be at Phoenix Municipal Stadium.

Here is a look at the latest COVID-19 updates from Chandler USD. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Chandler USD to return to in-person learning Jan. 19

The Chandler USD governing board voted for students to return to campuses Jan. 19.

A wine bar will occupy the space left vacant by DC Steakhouse in downtown Chandler. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Wine bar concept set to occupy former DC Steakhouse location in downtown Chandler

A wine bar will occupy the space left vacant by DC Steakhouse in downtown Chandler.

(Community Impact Newspaper staff)
New Chandler City Council members to take seats Jan. 14

The Chandler City Council will have two new members beginning this week.

Here are the coronavirus updates you need to know in Chandler. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
COVID-19: Chandler case count increases by 307 Jan. 14

Here is what you need to know about COVID-19 case counts in Chandler and the state.

Here are the coronavirus hospitalization data updates to know across Arizona. (Community Impact staff)
Number of people hospitalized, in ICU with COVID-19 statewide surpasses summer peak

Here are the coronavirus hospitalization data updates to know across Arizona.

Jack Sellers is the new chair for the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. (Courtesy Maricopa County)
Jack Sellers named Maricopa County Board of Supervisors chair

Jack Sellers is the new chair for the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors.

The Chandler Chamber of Commerce announced Jan. 8 that the Chandler Chamber Ostrich Festival will be postponed. (Courtesy Steve LeVine Entertainment & Public Relations)
Chandler Chamber of Commerce Ostrich Festival postponed again

The Chandler Chamber of Commerce announced Jan. 8 that the Chandler Chamber Ostrich Festival will be postponed.

A new Culver's opened in Gilbert on Dec. 7. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Culver's open in Gilbert and more top Phoenix-area news

Read the most popular news from the past week from the Phoenix area.

Chandler City Manager Marsha Reed announced Jan. 6 that she will retire in March. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Chandler City Manager Marsha Reed to retire in March

Chandler City Manager Marsha Reed announced Jan. 6 that will retire in March.

The Maricopa County Department of Public Health announced Jan. 6 that it will open vaccination scheduling for Phase 1B, which includes K-12 staff, law enforcement and adults over age 75. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Maricopa County to enter Phase 1B of vaccine distribution next week

The Maricopa County Department of Public Health announced Jan. 6 that it will open vaccination scheduling for Phase 1B, which includes K-12 staff, law enforcement and adults over age 75.