Read the latest coronavirus updates from the Phoenix area.
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.
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.