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Coronavirus in Arizona on Feb. 1: 3,741 new cases, 4 new deaths reported Monday

There have been 762,145 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 13,124 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Arizona as of Monday.

PHOENIX — Editor's note: Here is the live blog for Feb. 2.

In an effort to track the changes with the coronavirus outbreak in Arizona, 12 News has started a daily live blog.

Here is the live blog for Monday, Feb. 1.

Major updates: 

  • There have been 762,145 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 13,124 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Arizona as of Monday.
  • 659,728 vaccines have been administered and 101,352 people have received both doses in Arizona as of Sunday.
  • The state does not record how many people have recovered, but Johns Hopkins University estimates the number of people who have recovered.
  • You can find COVID-19 testing sites here.
  • Go to 12News.com/Vaccine to find more information on the COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Scroll down to see how many cases are in each ZIP code and additional information.

RELATED: COVID-19 vaccine in Arizona: Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 cases reported in Arizona on Monday

There have been 762,145 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 13,124 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Arizona, according to the state's latest numbers.

That's an increase from the 758,404 confirmed cases and 13,120 coronavirus-related deaths reported on Sunday.

A week ago, there were 727,895 cases and 12,239 deaths reported in Arizona.

LEER EN ESPANOL: Coronavirus en Arizona el 1 de febrero: 3,741 nuevos casos, 4 muertes se reportan el lunes

3,741 new cases, 4 new deaths reported Monday

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 3,741 new cases and four new deaths on Monday.

The department typically reports lower numbers on Mondays compared to the rest of the days of the week due to a lag in reporting over the weekend.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s data tracker on Sunday showed Arizona continuing to lead the nation in average cases per capita over the last seven days.

Arizona has given 659,728 COVID-19 vaccine doses as of Sunday.

Gov. Doug Ducey, appearing on CNN Sunday, said the state is poised to run out of vaccines. But officials are working with President Joe Biden’s administration.

The department said all the vaccine appointments for February are booked at both state-run sites. It was not immediately known when appointments for March would be made available.

The department reports the number of new cases on the day the cases were reported to them by counties and hospitals, not on the day when someone was diagnosed with the virus.

There are 520 hospitalizations per 1 million in Arizona as of Saturday, according to The COVID Tracking Project. You can find more data from the project here.

Arizona reached 700,000 coronavirus cases on Jan. 22, 600,000 on Jan. 9, 500,000 on Dec. 28, 400,000 on Dec. 12, 300,000 on Nov. 23, 200,000 on Aug. 27, 100,000 on July 6 and 50,000 cases on June 21. 

The state reached 13,000 coronavirus deaths on on Jan. 29, 12,000 on Jan. 22, 11,000 on Jan. 15, 10,000 on Jan. 9, 9,000 on Jan. 1, 8,000 on Dec. 22, 7,000 on Dec. 9, 6,000 on Nov. 3, 5,000 on Aug. 29, 4,000 on Aug. 6, 3,000 deaths on July 23, 2,000 on July 9 and 1,000 on June 5.

There were 11,968 cases reported on the collection date of Jan. 4, the day with the most collected diagnoses so far. The day with the second-most collected diagnoses so far was on Dec. 28, with 11,572 cases. That is subject to change.

Health officials said the day with the highest number of deaths was Jan. 5, when 140 people died. The day with the second-highest number of deaths was Jan. 9, when 138 people died. That is subject to change.

Health officials continued to stress that people should continue social distancing, wearing masks in public, and stay home when possible.

ADHS report gives update on where Arizona counties are with vaccine distribution

A report from the Arizona Department of Health Services on Monday gave an update on Arizona counties and their vaccines, showing what percentage of vaccines the counties have utilized as well as what type of vaccines each county has.

The data shows each Arizona county is in either "Priority 1B" or "1B," with a majority in Priority 1B.

The data breaks down what percentage each county has utilized of its vaccine does. Notably, Maricopa County has utilized 66% of its doses and Pima County has utilized 67%. Each county's utilization can be found in the chart below:

Credit: ADHS

Another chart shows which type of vaccine has been allocated to each county and where new doses have gone. New does this week have gone to each county, with the majority of new doses coming from Moderna. The 5,850 new doses of the Pfizer vaccine went to Pima County.

Maricopa County received 34,000 new doses of the Moderna vaccine this week and Pima County received 24,000 new doses of Moderna.

Four Arizona counties have received Pfizer doses so far in total: Maricopa (336,375), Pima (64,350), Coconino (1,950) and Yavapai (975).

Allocation for each county can be seen in the chart below:

Credit: ADHS

UArizona reports vaccinations are up and cases are down at the university

COVID-19 cases and test positivity have dropped while the amount of vaccinations have increased at the University of Arizona, the university said in a press release.

The test positivity rate has fallen 0.82% from the previous week at the university, while 5,810 vaccinations have been received. 

As conditions are improving, the university pointed out that Arizona is still a hotspot for the virus, with the state having the highest infection rate in the nation.

"We are seeing problematic variants circulate, and the longer the pandemic continues, the more we will have new variants with clinically significant mutations," said UArizona President Robert C. Robbins, who is also a medical doctor. "The vaccine will help us reach herd immunity more quickly and have less illness and certainly less mortality in our population."

Officials speak as new COVID-19 vaccination site opens in Valley

Arizona Department of Health Services officials talk about the new COVID-19 vaccination site opening Monday at Phoenix Municipal Stadium.

Appointments at this location are booked through February and the state has not yet opened up March appointments.

COVID-19 vaccination site opens at Phoenix Municipal Stadium

Arizona's second state-run site for COVID-19 vaccinations is opening Monday, but appointments have been booked through February. Team 12's Jen Wahl has the latest.

Gilbert Public Schools to go back to full-time, in-person learning Monday

Students and staff at Gilbert Public Schools are returning to full-time, in-person instruction on Monday. Team 12's Matt Yurus has the latest.

Navajo Nation reports 103 new cases, 4 more deaths

Navajo Nation health officials have reported 103 new COVID-19 cases and four more deaths. 

The latest numbers released Sunday raised the totals to 28,325 cases and 1,018 known deaths since the pandemic began. 

The tribe has tribe extended its stay-at-home order with a revised nightly curfew to limit the spread of COVID-19. 

The Navajo Department of Health has identified 53 communities with uncontrolled spread of the coronavirus, down from 75 communities in recent weeks. 

The Navajo Nation also is lifting weekend lockdowns to allow more vaccination events. 

The actions in the latest public health emergency order will run through at least Feb. 15. 

The above article is from The Associated Press. 

Arizona health department sets up hotline to report businesses

The Arizona Department of Health Services has set up two ways for people to report local businesses that are not following COVID-19 guidelines. 

People can report businesses through a hotline or through an online form:

“There’s a role for the public as well: If you believe a business isn’t following these requirements, which were established for the safety of customers, employees, and the broader public, ADHS encourages you to share your concerns so local and state officials can follow up as needed,” AZDHS said in a statement.

Free masks available for some Arizonans

The Arizona Department of Health Services announced that some Arizonans would be able to get free masks from the state.

The department partnered with Hanes to provide free face masks to Arizona’s most vulnerable populations.

Anyone who is part of a vulnerable population (including, but not limited to, individuals with medical conditions or individuals age 65 or older), a student (or parents on behalf of students), school staff member or who may not be able to purchase one is able to get a free mask.

Each other will provide five washable, reusable cloth face masks, one order per household. 

The department hopes to give out two million cloth face masks. 

Anyone with questions can visit the department's FAQs page or contact Hanes at 1-800-503-6698.

Sign up for the free masks here.

Arizona releases ZIP code locations of coronavirus cases, other data

The Arizona Department of Health Services has released expanded data points regarding coronavirus cases in the state. 

The AZDHS website now features the location of confirmed cases in Arizona by zip code. 

You can see the current ZIP code map here and can find yours by clicking around or searching for your ZIP code in the top right of the map.

More information on coronavirus cases from Monday

There have been 762,145 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 13,124 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Arizona.

That's an increase from the 758,404 confirmed cases and 13,120 coronavirus-related deaths reported on Sunday.

There were 3,741 new cases reported on Monday, a decrease from the 5,025 new cases reported on Sunday.

There were four new deaths reported on Monday, a decrease from the 22 new deaths reported on Sunday.

There were 11,968 cases reported on the collection date of Jan. 4, the day with the most collected diagnoses so far. The day with the second-most collected diagnoses so far was on Dec. 28, with 11,572 cases. That is subject to change.

Health officials said the day with the highest number of deaths was Jan. 5, when 140 people died. The day with the second-highest number of deaths was Jan. 9, when 138 people died. That is subject to change.

In total, 10,700 new tests were reported on Monday, a decrease from the 18,430 new tests reported on Sunday.

There have been a total of 3,886,071 PCR and Serology tests reported to the state as of Monday. 

14.3% of those tests have been positive as of Monday, the same as Sunday.

Here's a breakdown of the number of cases reported in each county:

  • Maricopa: 475,261
  • Pima: 101,961
  • Pinal: 42,456
  • Coconino: 15,274
  • Navajo: 14,565
  • Apache: 9,638
  • Mohave: 19,641
  • La Paz: 2,250
  • Yuma: 35,184
  • Graham: 5,126
  • Cochise: 10,469
  • Santa Cruz: 7,439
  • Yavapai: 16,325
  • Gila: 6,031
  • Greenlee: 525

Click on the links below to find more information from each county's health department: 

COVID-19 is believed to be primarily spread through coughs or sneezes. 

It may be possible for the virus to spread by touching a surface or object with the virus and then a person touching their mouth, nose or eyes, but this is not thought to be the main method of spread, the CDC says. 

You should consult your doctor if you traveled to an area currently affected by COVID-19 and feel sick with fever, cough or difficulty breathing. 

The best way to prevent COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases is to:

  • Wear face coverings while in public.
  • Practice social distancing while in public.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently-touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

You can text FACTS to 602-444-1212 to receive more information on the coronavirus and to ask questions.