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Coronavirus in Arizona on Feb. 9: 4,381 new cases, 231 new deaths reported Tuesday

There have been 787,268 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 14,286 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Arizona as of Tuesday.

PHOENIX — Editor's note: Here is the live blog for Feb. 10.

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 Tuesday, Feb. 9.

Major updates: 

  • There have been 787,268 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 14,286 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Arizona as of Tuesday.
  • There have been 920,166 total vaccines administered as of Monday.
  • 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.

COVID-19 cases reported in Arizona on Tuesday

There have been 787,268 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 14,286 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Arizona, according to the state's latest numbers.

That's an increase from the 782,887 confirmed cases and 14,055 coronavirus-related deaths reported on Monday.

A week ago, there were 765,083 cases and 13,362 deaths reported in Arizona.

LEER EN ESPANOL: Coronavirus en Arizona el 9 de febrero: 4,381 nuevos casos, 231 muerte se reportan el martes

ADHS updates COVID-19 data dashboard to include vaccine information and demographic data

The Arizona Department of Health Services has updated their 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.

Stay home, Stay healthy, Stay connected" - that's what the state is asking of fellow Arizonans in the continued effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

4,381 new cases, 231 new deaths reported Tuesday

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 4,381 new cases and 231 new deaths on Tuesday.

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

Arizona has given 920,166 COVID-19 vaccine doses as of Monday.

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

There were 12,079 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 11,646 cases. That is subject to change.

Health officials said the day with the highest number of deaths was Jan. 18, when 163 people died. The day with the second-highest number of deaths was Jan. 13, when 153 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.

200 vaccine appointments available for Wednesday in Kingman

There are still vaccination appointments available for Wednesday's COVID-19 Safeway drive-thru vaccinations at the Mohave County Fairgrounds in Kingman. 

Anyone who is 75 years or older (or in the 1A phase or Protective Services Occupations in the 1B sub-category) can sign up.

There were 200 vaccination appointments still available as of 11 a.m. Tuesday.

The clinic will be located at the Mohave County Fair Grounds at 2600 Fairgrounds Ave Kingman, AZ, 86401.

Click here to make an appointment or call the COVID-19 Call Center: 928-753-8665. 

University of Arizona planning for more in-person classes

More University of Arizona students could soon be heading back into the classroom. Team 12's Jen Wahl has the latest.

RELATED: UArizona planning for additional in-person classes later this month

Biden, Harris get virtual tour of Arizona vaccination site

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris got a virtual tour of a federally funded, mass vaccination site in Arizona.

Dr. Cara Christ, state Department of Health Services director, guided Biden and Harris on Monday through the outdoor command center at the state-run site at State Farm Stadium in Glendale that operates around the clock. 

Nearly 170,000 doses of vaccine have been administered there since it opened on Jan. 11. 

As many as 9,000 doses are given daily — even though it’s capable of 12,000. 

Neither Biden nor Harris addressed Republican Gov. Doug Ducey’s request to increase Arizona’s weekly allotment of vaccine. 

The above article is from The Associated Press. 

RELATED: Biden, Harris virtually tour vaccination site at State Farm Stadium

State creating rental aid program for impacts from pandemic

Gov. Doug Ducey announced Tuesday that Arizona will launch a new federally funded program to provide rental assistance to people in need of housing help due to unemployment and certain other circumstances caused by the coronavirus outbreak. 

Ducey's office said the Arizona program will start taking applications on Feb. 23 and provide help in 12 of the state’s 15 counties. 

According to Ducey's office, Maricopa, Pima and Yuma are receiving federal funding directly and plan their own rental assistance programs. 

The state program will provide direct payments for rent, utilities and other expenses related to housing stability. 

The federal government is providing a total of $492 million to Arizona.

The above article is from The Associated Press. 

Navajo Nation reports 40 new cases, 3 more deaths

The Navajo Department of Health reported 40 new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and three more deaths on Monday. 

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 28,937.

The total number of deaths is now 1,060 as of Monday. 

Reports indicate that 15,264 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and 236,327 COVID-19 tests have been administered. 

Navajo Nation getting nearly 29K doses of COVID-19 vaccines

Navajo Nation officials say they are getting nearly 29,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines this week plus 82 more federal personnel to help with vaccinations.

Tribal President Jonathan Nez says the goal is to administer 100,000 total doses of the vaccines by the end of this month. 

Navajo Nation health officials say the tribe will be receiving 26,000 more doses of the Moderna vaccine and 2,925 doses of the Pfizer vaccine. 

Nez says that as of Sunday, the Navajo Area Indian Health Service received 78,520 vaccine doses and 74,048 of those doses have been administered -- a 94% efficiency rate so far. 

The vast reservation covers parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.

RELATED: Navajo Nation getting nearly 29K doses of COVID-19 vaccines

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 920,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered as of Monday.

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 only two locations where the state is administering vaccines: State Farm Stadium and Phoenix Municipal Stadium. 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 Tuesday

There have been 787,268 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 14,286 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Arizona.

That's an increase from the 782,887 confirmed cases and 14,055 coronavirus-related deaths reported on Monday.

There were 4,381 new cases reported on Tuesday, an increase from the 2,250 new cases reported on Monday.

There were 231 new deaths reported on Tuesday, an increase from the seven new deaths reported on Monday.

There were 12,079 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 11,646 cases. That is subject to change.

Health officials said the day with the highest number of deaths was Jan. 18, when 163 people died. The day with the second-highest number of deaths was Jan. 13, when 153 people died. That is subject to change.

In total, 18,662 new tests were reported on Tuesday, a massive increase from the 3,893 new tests reported on Monday.

There have been a total of 3,994,579 PCR and Serology tests reported to the state as of Tuesday. 

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

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

  • Maricopa: 491,511
  • Pima: 105,606
  • Pinal: 44,221
  • Coconino: 15,810
  • Navajo: 15,015
  • Apache: 9,908
  • Mohave: 20,244
  • La Paz: 2,314
  • Yuma: 35,864
  • Graham: 5,183
  • Cochise: 10,676
  • Santa Cruz: 7,539
  • Yavapai: 16,636
  • Gila: 6,198
  • 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.

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