Mayor encourages Gilbert residents to participate in weekend food drive

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.

Mayor Jenn Daniels encouraged participation in the town's Gilbert Feeding Families food drive May 15-17, calling it a "big event in our community."

"We have had a tremendous groundswell of individuals step forward and work on a food drive," Daniels said about the drive in her video message for May 14. More than 20 churches will have volunteers to collect donations for the food drive from 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

"This is something all of us can do to help our friends and neighbors in need," Daniels said. "I encourage all of you to help where you can."


Case counts

The six ZIP codes that cover Gilbert have 241 confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to data from the Arizona Department of Health Services. That is an increase of three from the previous day.


The Arizona Department of Health Services is reporting 12,674 confirmed cases of COVID-19 May 14, an increase of 498 from the previous day. The state is also reporting 624 total coronavirus-related deaths.

Maricopa County Department of Public health is reporting 6,199 confirmed COVID-19 cases May 14, an increase of 87 cases reported from the previous day. The county is also reporting 286 virus-related deaths, an increase of 15 from the previous day. According to county data, 203 of those deaths are tied to residents in long-term care facilities.


Earlier updates

Information from May 13 can be found here.

Information from May 12 can be found here.

Information from May 11 can be found here.

Information from May 8 can be found here.

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
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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.