Urgent Updates: Transmission, Hospital Capacity, & Vaccine Information – Week of March 15th

Updated as of: 03-15-2021

Current Transmission Status: High, but decreasing

Compared to two weeks ago:

  • Cases per day within Arizona have decreased by 14% 
  • Deaths have decreased by 23%
  • Hospitalizations have decreased by 41%

Currently, per every 100,000 Arizonans, 11,354 have been infected with the virus. 

In the past week, there has been an average of:

  • 1,317 cases per day
  • 58.2 deaths per day

For regularly updated case counts and additional COVID-19 information by county, visit the Arizona Department of Health’s data dashboard summary page.

Current Hospital Capacity Concern: High, but decreasing

During the past week, there were an average of 1,093 COVID-19 patients in Arizona hospitals.

  • Currently only 15% of ICU beds, 11% of in-patient beds, and 58% of emergency department hospital beds across the state are available for any incoming admissions
  • However, it is still important to remember that if you or someone else is experiencing a medical emergency, you should seek emergency medical care immediately.

Visit this link and click on “Hospital Bed Usage & Availability” for updated information regarding hospital capacity in Arizona.

Vaccine Information:

  • Over 2.3 million total Pfizer and Moderna vaccines have been administered across Arizona! 
  • The table below outlines the current age ranges being vaccinated in Arizona counties:
Counties vaccinating 65 and olderCounties vaccinating 55 and olderCounties vaccinating 16 and older
Mohave, Santa Cruz, Yavapai, YumaApache, Cochise, Coconino, Graham, La Paz, Maricopa, Navajo, Pima, PinalGila, Greenlee

Use the resources below for more vaccination information:

Please continue to stay home and take the necessary precautions (e.g., practicing hand hygiene, physical distancing, and wearing cloth face coverings) to prevent COVID-19. 

It is still important to take safety precautions even after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. Visit our previous update for more information.

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