Gilbert, Chandler see increase in recent coronavirus cases

Here is what you need to know today about coronavirus in Gilbert. (Community Impact Newspaper)
Here is what you need to know today about coronavirus in Gilbert. (Community Impact Newspaper)

Here is what you need to know today about coronavirus in Gilbert. (Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the latest coronavirus coverage in Gilbert and Chandler.


COVID-19: Gilbert sees increase of 41 cases over weekend; county has increase of 166 cases and one death Sept. 28

Across Gilbert's six ZIP codes, there were 5,390 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 on Sept. 28, according to data from the state. That's an increase of 41 cases from over the weekend. That represents an increase of 2.63% across the town in the past seven days.


County reports one new COVID-19 death Sept. 28, Chandler sees increase of 47 cases from over the weekend

Across Chandler's six ZIP codes, there were 7,116 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 on Sept. 28, according to data from the state—an increase of 47 reported cases from over the weekend. That overall number of cases represents an increase of 1.92% across the city in the past seven days.


COVID-19: Number of ICU beds in use drops 88% from July peak

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 climax in July and slowly decreasing day by day. Of the 1,448,712 COVID-19 tests in Arizona, 11.2% have yielded positive results as of Sept. 28. This accounts for diagnostic test results, not antibody test results.

Alexa D’Angelo contributed to this report.


Cream of the Crop
Ice cream shop Cream of the Crop coming to Barnone in Gilbert

The shop will serve homemade ice cream with seasonal flavors.

Less than a week ahead of the Nov. 3 Election Day, Cihan Varol, an associate professor with Sam Houston State University's Cyber Forensics Intelligence Center, shared insight on foreign election hacking and what it means for voters. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Q&A: Sam Houston State University cyber forensics intelligence expert talks foreign election hacking ahead of Nov. 3

"There is a very slim chance that the hackers can change vote count, but they can definitely influence people to believe that they did manipulate it," Cihan Varol said. "If election fraud is going to happen, it'll be because of disinformation."

Traffic barricades
Concrete work starting for Val Vista Drive widening project

Construction continues to widen Val Vista Drive from Appleby Road to Riggs Road to three lanes in each direction.

Gilbert Public Schools district office
Gilbert Public Schools will consider what's next as COVID-19 numbers rise

With COVID-19 case numbers on the rise, the Gilbert Public Schools governing board requested a work-study session for Oct. 29 to consider what happens next if the trend continues.

The Downtown Chandler Community Partnership is launching a new interactive display of holiday decorations in downtown Chandler called "Sugarland." (Courtesy Downtown Chandler Community Partnership)
New interactive holiday display coming to Chandler and more local news

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Here are the coronavirus hospitalization data updates to know across Arizona. (Community Impact staff)
Visits to the hospital for coronavirus symptoms slowly rising across Arizona

Take a look at the hospitalization data across Arizona.

Road work
Left turns restricted in Val Vista Drive reconstruction area

The work is part of a town project to reconstruct deteriorated asphalt pavement on Val Vista Drive from Baseline Road to Guadalupe Road

Road construction
Recker Road project awaits pole relocation

Gilbert continues work on Recker Road improvements from Ray Road to Loop 202-SanTan Freewaay to minor arterial road standards

Gilbert Public Safety statue
Gilbert police to use grant money on road safety

The Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety has granted the Gilbert Police Department nearly $142,000 for federal fiscal year 2020-21, which started Oct. 1.

Twisted Sugar bakes some specialty cookies. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
See Gilbert, Chandler shops that cater to local sweets lovers

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