Data: Gilbert, Chandler see increases in COVID-19 cases and more area news

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 news from Gilbert and Chandler.

Gilbert

COVID-19: Gilbert sees increase of 53 cases; county has increase of 228 cases but no deaths Oct. 5

Across Gilbert's six ZIP codes, there were 5,317 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 on Oct. 5, according to data from the state. That's an increase of 53 cases from the previous day. That represents an increase of 2.27% across the town in the past seven days.

Four businesses that have opened or are coming to Gilbert



Here are four businesses that have opened or are coming to Gilbert.

Chandler

County reports no new COVID-19 deaths Oct. 5, Chandler sees increase of 30 cases over weekend

Across Chandler's six ZIP codes, there were 7,220 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 on Oct. 5, according to data from the state—an increase of 30 reported cases from over the weekend. That overall number of cases represents an increase of 1.44% across the city in the past seven days.

Backyard Taco now open in Chandler

Backyard Taco opened in late September in Chandler. The restaurant marks the fourth location for the business, which serves a variety of tacos. Backyard Taco is located at 2400 S. Gilbert Road in Chandler.

Statewide

COVID-19: Number of emergency department visits drops 65% 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 1,502,873 COVID-19 tests in Arizona, 10.;9% have yielded positive results as of Oct. 5. This accounts for diagnostic test results, not antibody test results.

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