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Gilbert

COVID-19: Gilbert sees 37 new cases over weekend; county has increase of 175 cases and one death Aug. 24

Across Gilbert's six ZIP codes, there were 4,747 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 on Aug. 24, according to data from the state. That is an increase of 37 cases from over the weekend. That represents an increase of 2.04% across the town in the past seven days.

PurePak Technology has moved into Gilbert



PurePak Technology Corp. moved from Chandler to 75 W. Baseline Road, Ste. 44, Gilbert, in late May. The company designs, manufactures and distributes plastic containers.

Chandler

COVID-19: Chandler sees 37 new COVID-19 cases across its ZIP codes, Maricopa County sees increase of 175 cases and one death Aug. 24

Across Chandler's six ZIP codes, there were 6,626 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 on Aug. 24, according to data from the state—an increase of 37 reported cases from over the weekend. That overall number of cases represents an increase of 1.77% across the city in the past seven days.


Statewide

COVID-19: Number of coronavirus-related hospitalizations declining across Arizona

The Arizona Department of Health Services has tracked COVID-19 hospitalization data since early April, and in recent days and weeks the number of confirmed or suspected COVID-19 patients admitted to a hospital has climbed. Of the 1,155,629 COVID-19 tests in Arizona, 13% have yielded positive results as of Aug. 24. This accounts for diagnostic test results, not antibody test results.

State sets format for schools, child care facilities to report COVID-19 cases


The Arizona Department of Health Services issued an emergency measure Aug. 24 requiring schools, child care centers and shelters to report outbreaks of COVID-19 to local health officials, according to a news release from ADHS.

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