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Coronavirus in Arizona on Feb. 10: ADHS reaches 1 million vaccine dose milestone

There have been 789,245 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 14,462 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Arizona as of Wednesday.

PHOENIX — Editor's note: Here is the live blog for Feb. 11.

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 Wednesday, Feb. 10.

Major updates: 

  • There have been 789,245 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 14,462 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Arizona as of Wednesday.
  • There have been over 1 million total vaccines administered as of Wednesday.
  • 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.
  • Arizona to open third state-run vaccination site, first in southern Arizona

COVID-19 cases reported in Arizona on Wednesday

There have been 789,245 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 14,462 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Arizona, according to the state's latest numbers.

That's an increase from the 787,268 confirmed cases and 14,286 coronavirus-related deaths reported on Tuesday.

A week ago, there were 767,379 cases and 13,576 deaths reported in Arizona.

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1,977 new cases, 176 new deaths reported Wednesday

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 1,977 new cases and 176 new deaths on Wednesday.

The department did not say whether the high death count reported Wednesday was due to death certificate matching.

Arizona has administered over 1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses as of Wednesday.

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

There were 12,123 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 11,650 cases. That is subject to change.

Health officials said the day with the highest number of deaths was Jan. 18, when 164 people died. The day with the second-highest number of deaths was Jan. 13, when 154 people died. That is subject to change.

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 14,000 coronavirus deaths on Feb. 6, 13,000 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.

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

Arizona medical expert answers your COVID-19 questions

Dr. Frank LoVecchio with Valleywise Health Medical Center is answering your questions about COVID-19. 

You can find the full question-and-answer segment from Wednesday morning and all the past segments at 12News.com/YouTube.

More than 950K COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in Arizona

More than 950,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Arizona as of Tuesday. That number has since increased. Team 12's Jen Wahl is at a drive-thru vaccination event in Phoenix hosted by HonorHealth.

Arizona hits 1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses distributed

State health and government officials announced Wednesday one million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine has been distributed in Arizona.  

ADHS Director Dr. Cara Christ said in a statement "administering a million doses of the vaccine in less than two months is a testament to the private public partnerships that have come together in our fight against COVID-19."

“At the Arizona Department of Health Services, we’re working to administer the vaccine quickly,” said Dr. Christ. 

“We are thrilled to reach one million doses administered, and we will continue to get Arizonans vaccinated so we can protect our vulnerable populations. Thank you to all of our partners who are working tirelessly to get the vaccine into Arizonans’ arms.” 

The first shipment of doses began going out to the public the week of Dec. 14.

Arizona to open third state-run vaccination site, first in southern Arizona

The Arizona Department of Health Services will open a state-run COVID-19 vaccination site on the University of Arizona's campus in Tucson.

It will be the third state-run vaccination, in addition to State Farm Stadium and Phoenix Municipal Stadium, and the first in southern Arizona.

Registration for appointments at the site will open at 9 a.m. Feb. 16. The appointments will begin on Feb. 18. 

You can register for those appointments at podvaccine.azdhs.gov. Those without computer access or needing extra help registering can call 1-844-542-8201 for assistance.

Appointments will eventually be able to operate 24/7 as more vaccine doses arrive in Arizona. The site will be able to serve up to 6,000 people per day at full capacity.

COVID-19 data dashboard now includes vaccine information

The Arizona Department of Health Services updated its COVID-19 data dashboard to include information including vaccination numbers and demographic data.

The new information can be found on the dashboard in the tab right next to the summary tab where daily coronavirus cases, deaths, and testing numbers are updated.

You can see the updated dashboard here.

Arizona restaurants look to make cocktails-to-go permanent

Arizona restaurants are trying to convince state lawmakers to let them sell cocktails to-go. 

A legislative committee approved the idea on Tuesday, setting the stage for consideration in the full House of Representatives. 

Gov. Doug Ducey temporarily allowed restaurants to sell take-home alcohol at the onset of the pandemic, when he ordered them to close their dining rooms. 

But a judge later blocked that move, siding with a group of bar owners who sued. Many bar owners and the grocery industry oppose the measure. 

They say the bill would devalue the liquor licenses they have paid $100,000 or more to purchase.

RELATED: Arizona lawmakers discuss reviving to-go alcohol orders even when the pandemic ends

The above article is from The Associated Press. 

Airbnb announces 70 listings suspended due to party policies

A leading short-term rental website says it has suspended 70 listings in Arizona for violations of party policies, including restrictions implemented since the pandemic began in early 2020. 

Airbnb said Tuesday the suspended listings were in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Flagstaff, Sedona and Paradise Valley. 

The company last August announced a global ban on parties, allowing only a maximum of 16 guests. 

John Choi, Arizona Public Policy Director for Airbnb, said the listing service is committed to efforts to crack down on irresponsible behavior, protect public health and reduce neighborhood disturbances.

RELATED: Airbnb suspends 70 homes in Arizona for violating COVID-19 party policies

The above article is from The Associated Press. 

State lawmakers say Pima County eviction ban is illegal

Two Republican lawmakers are asking the Arizona attorney general to block an eviction moratorium that Pima County supervisors approved earlier this month. 

Sen. Vince Leach and Rep. Bret Roberts allege the move violates state law and the state constitution because it blocks evictions that aren’t covered under a federal eviction moratorium. 

Leach and Roberts requested the attorney general investigation Tuesday under a 2016 law allowing a single lawmaker to trigger an investigation if they believe a city or town is violating a state law. 

Supervisor Matt Heinz has said some landlords are getting around a federal eviction moratorium by finding loopholes to evict tenants who should be covered.

The above article is from The Associated Press. 

Navajo Nation reports 54 new COVID-19 cases, 15 more deaths

Navajo Nation health officials on Tuesday reported 54 new COVID-19 cases and 15 more deaths. 

The latest figures raised the totals to 28,994 cases and 1,075 known deaths since the pandemic began. 

The Navajo Department of Health has identified 44 communities with uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 from Jan. 22 to Feb. 4, down from 75 communities in recent weeks. 

The tribe has extended its stay-at-home order with a revised nightly curfew to limit the virus’ spread on the vast reservation that covers parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.  

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

The above article is from The Associated Press. 

Here is the latest information on COVID-19 vaccines in Arizona

The Arizona Department of Health Services said more than 990,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered as of Wednesday.

Who can get a COVID-19 vaccine?

The state and each county is offering vaccines to people in Phase 1B. Gila County has extended vaccines to some people in Phase 1C. Learn more about the phases here.

How can I sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine?

You can sign up for a vaccine through the state here or find more information about finding up through the counties here.

Where can I get a COVID-19 vaccine?

There are three locations where the state is administering vaccines: State Farm Stadium, Phoenix Municipal Stadium and University of Arizona's Tucson campus. All other locations are run through the individual counties or federal programs.

Where can I find more information on a COVID-19 vaccine?

You can find more vaccine information at 12News.com/Vaccine.

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.

RELATED: Thousands of new vaccine appointments available soon at Phoenix Municipal Stadium

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 Wednesday

There have been 789,245 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 14,462 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Arizona.

That's an increase from the 787,268 confirmed cases and 14,286 coronavirus-related deaths reported on Tuesday.

There were 1,977 new cases reported on Wednesday, a decrease from the 4,381 new cases reported on Tuesday.

There were 176 new deaths reported on Wednesday, a decrease from the 231 new deaths reported on Tuesday.

There were 12,123 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 11,650 cases. That is subject to change.

Health officials said the day with the highest number of deaths was Jan. 18, when 164 people died. The day with the second-highest number of deaths was Jan. 13, when 154 people died. That is subject to change.

In total, 8,654 new tests were reported on Wednesday, a decrease from the 18,662 new tests reported on Tuesday.

There have been a total of 4,003,227 PCR and Serology tests reported to the state as of Wednesday. 

14.3% of those tests have been positive as of Wednesday, the same since Jan. 31.

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

  • Maricopa: 492,996
  • Pima: 105,829
  • Pinal: 44,269
  • Coconino: 15,840
  • Navajo: 15,044
  • Apache: 9,998
  • Mohave: 20,280
  • La Paz: 2,327
  • Yuma: 35,886
  • Graham: 5,185
  • Cochise: 10,681
  • Santa Cruz: 7,537
  • Yavapai: 16,621
  • Gila: 6,205
  • Greenlee: 538

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.

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