Note: At the end of this article, we have embedded a spreadsheet tracking the number of cases since March 21. Please note, these numbers do not match the AZDHS website reporting, since we update several times per day based on a variety of news sources, and the AZDHS updates once each day in the morning.
The chart shows how the number of cases have been tracking, both statewide and for individual counties.
Today, Governor Ducey issued an Executive Order expanding healthcare reporting requirements to better track data needed to protect health care workers and patients. The additional data includes:
- Number of ICU beds & ventilators
- Number of suspected COVID-19 patients visiting Emergency Rooms
- The estimated amount of PPE used per day
- Other items
“Today’s order is about enhancing the data available to us so we can continue to make the best data-driven decisions to protect public health,” said Governor Ducey “Arizona’s public health officials are working closely with our hospitals and health care providers, and we’ve already seen the benefit from increased data sharing. This additional step helps ensure we are taking all steps necessary to prepare and slow the spread of COVID-19.”
Of course, nobody likes more paperwork, but in this case, it will allow Health Departments to plan for future conditions and needs.
The state’s hotspot is definitely in the Northern Arizona counties of Coconino, Navajo and Apache, which are also part of the Navajo Nation. There are 426 people with COVID-19, and they have reported 17 deaths.
In the meantime, the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Arizona National Guard are teaming up to see if they can set up Federal Medical Stations in Kyenta and Tuba City to help with patient overflow from local health care facilities. Other communities are also being considered for Federal Medical Station sites.
President Nez has set up a 57 hour curfew for this coming weekend.
The majority of the cases in Coconino County are also in Tribal Communities. All together, 179 people have COVID-19, and 14 people have died from the virus.
For some reason, testing seems to have slowed to a crawl since the first part of the week. In Yavapai County, only two tests are reported. In Mohave County, only one test has been done, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services. All across Arizona, only 127 tests are reported. Since the end of February, however, 33,375 people have been tested in Arizona.
Here is the overall report on statewide COVID-19 infections.
Yavapai County has a total of 58 cases, with 11 in Prescott and 10 in Prescott Valley. In total, 34 of the cases are in the Quad Cities, and 24 are in the Verde Valley.
Yuma has also added another case to their tally; they have tested 333 people so far.
Maricopa County continues to have the greatest number of cases, although the increase from Monday to Tuesday was at just 4%.
County Health Department List & Links
Apache County: Website
Navajo County and Navajo Nation
Navajo County: Website
Total Cases: 210
Pima County: Website
Pinal County Website
Other Website Resources
Arizona Together: Arizona Together
New Google Website
Editor's note: We collect data from a variety of sources for this information, including state and county websites. We use the latest information we can find.