Chandler, Gilbert coronavirus cases keep rising and more COVID-19 news

Read coronavirus updates from Chandler and Gilbert. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Read coronavirus updates from Chandler and Gilbert. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Read coronavirus updates from Chandler and Gilbert. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Read the latest coronavirus updates from the Phoenix area.

Chandler

Coronavirus case counts continue to rise across Maricopa County; Chandler sees 878 new cases over weekend

Across Chandler's six ZIP codes, there were 15,385 confirmed total positive cases of COVID-19 on Dec. 14, according to data from the state—an increase of 878 reported cases from over the weekend. That overall number of cases represents an increase of 16.6% across the city in the past seven days.

Number of people seen in the emergency room with COVID-19 increases by 200% since September



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 peak in July before decreasing for a period of time but is increasing day-by-day now. Of the 2,531,222 COVID-19 tests in Arizona, 11.6% have yielded positive results as of Dec. 14. This accounts for diagnostic test results, not antibody test results.

Chandler-Gilbert Community College to serve as COVID-19 vaccine distribution site

Dignity Health ran a dry run Dec. 11 at Chandler-Gilbert Community College of its plan for the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. The community college will serve as a distribution site when the vaccine arrives in Maricopa County—which is expected to occur this week.

Gilbert

COVID-19: Gilbert cases up more than 19% in the last week

Across Gilbert's six ZIP codes, there were 13,489 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 on Dec. 14 according to data from the state. That's an increase of 933 cases from over the weekend. That also represents an increase of 19.27% in the past seven days.

Most Higley USD positive cases not following district’s COVID-19 policies

More than 70% of Higley USD students and staff who have been confirmed as positive cases of COVID-19 have not followed the district’s policies and procedures established to mitigate the effect of the coronavirus.

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






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