May 8 Gilbert update: Town has 204 COVID-19 cases

Here are the coronavirus updates to know this week. (Graphic by Community Impact Newspaper)
Here are the coronavirus updates to know this week. (Graphic by Community Impact Newspaper)

Here are the coronavirus updates to know this week. (Graphic by Community Impact Newspaper)

The coronavirus is affecting the entire world, including the town of Gilbert. Here are the Gilbert, Maricopa County and statewide updates that residents need to know.

This story will be frequently updated with outbreak-related news and links to other in-depth coverage.

The six ZIP codes that cover Gilbert have 204 reported cases of COVID-19 on May 8, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services, an increase of four from the previous day.

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 10,526 COVID-19 confirmed cases across the state May 8, an increase of 581 from the previous day. The state also reported 517 virus-related deaths, an increase of 67 from the previous day. Health services officials said in a tweet that 35 of the new deaths are from death certificates dating back to the week of April 12.

The Maricopa County Department of Public Health reported 5,288 confirmed COVID-19 cases May 8 and 228 deaths due to the virus.


GPS summer school


Gilbert Public Schools, which previously announced its summer school offerings will be online, will be offering its secondary summer school free of fees. More information is available at www.gilbertschools.net/secondarysummerschool.

The elementary summer offerings will be led by GPS teachers and includes remote learning and hands-on learning materials. More information is available at www.gilbertschools.net/summerschool.

Higley USD lunches

Higley USD has released its free lunches menu for the week of May 11-17.



Earlier updates

Information from May 7 can be found here.

Information from May 6 can be found here.

Information from May 5 can be found here.

Information from May 4 can be found here.

Information from May 1 can be found here.

Information from April 30 can be found here.

Information from April 29 can be found here.

Information from April 28 can be found here.

Information from April 27 can be found here.

Information from April 24-26 can be found here.

Information from April 23 can be found here.

Information from April 22 can be found here.

Information from April 21 can be found here.

Information from April 20 can be found here.

Information from April 13-19 can be found here.

Information from April 6-12 can be found here.

Information from March 30-April 5 can be found
here.

Information from March 27-29 can be found here.

Information from March 24-26 can be found here.

Information from March 20-23 can be found here.

Information from March 12-20 can be found here.

Community Impact Newspaper Editor Alexa D'Angelo contributed to this report.
By Tom Blodgett

Editor, Gilbert

Raised in Arizona, Tom Blodgett has spent more than 30 years in journalism in Arizona and joined Community Impact Newspaper in July 2018 to launch the Gilbert edition. He is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he served as an instructional professional in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication from 2005-19 and remains editorial adviser to The State Press, the university's independent student media outlet.