COVID-19 in Arizona on Feb. 17: Everything you need to know


In an effort to observe the modifications with the coronavirus outbreak in Arizona, 12 News has began a day by day stay weblog.

PHOENIX — In an effort to observe the modifications with the coronavirus outbreak in Arizona, 12 News has began a day by day stay weblog.

Here is the stay weblog for Wednesday, Feb. 17.

  • There have been 799,740 confirmed instances of coronavirus and 14,981 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Arizona as of Tuesday.
  • There have been 1,227,271 complete vaccines administered as of Tuesday.
  • The state doesn’t document how many individuals have recovered, however Johns Hopkins University estimates the quantity of people that have recovered.
  • You can discover COVID-19 testing websites right here.
  • Go to to discover extra info on the COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Scroll down to see what number of instances are in every ZIP code and extra info.
  • Extreme climate nationwide delays COVID-19 vaccine shipments for Arizona

1,132 new instances, 3 new deaths reported Tuesday

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 1,132 new instances and three new deaths on Tuesday.

Arizona has administered 1,227,271 complete vaccines COVID-19 vaccine doses as of Tuesday.

The division reviews the variety of new instances on the day the instances have been reported to them by counties and hospitals, not on the day when somebody was recognized with the virus.

There are 301 hospitalizations per 1 million in Arizona as of Monday, in accordance to The COVID Tracking Project. You can discover extra knowledge from the project here.

There have been 12,159 instances reported on the collection date of Jan. 4, the day with probably the most collected diagnoses thus far. The day with the second-most collected diagnoses thus far was on Dec. 28, with 11,654 instances. That is topic to change.

Health officers stated the day with the best variety of deaths was Jan. 18, when 167 individuals died. The day with the second-highest variety of deaths was Jan. 13, when 161 individuals died. That is topic to change.

Arizona reached 700,000 coronavirus instances 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 instances 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 officers continued to stress that individuals ought to proceed social distancing, sporting masks in public, and keep dwelling when doable.

Extreme climate nationwide delays COVID-19 vaccine shipments for Arizona

Major winter storms throughout the U.S. are delaying essential COVID-19 shipments to Arizona, the Arizona Department of Health Services stated Tuesday.

Some appointments scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday have been canceled, however the division didn’t say what number of Arizonans can be affected.

The division has not stated if these canceled appointments can be rescheduled in the long run.

The cancellations have an effect on individuals scheduled for the Moderna vaccine. 

RELATED: Extreme climate delaying Arizona coronavirus vaccine shipments, ADHS says

Maricopa County releases extra vaccine appointments at native pharmacies

Maricopa County public well being officers launched extra COVID-19 vaccine appointments Tuesday morning as a part of a brand new federal pharmacy program. 

The appointments can be obtainable at numerous pharmacies, together with many Safeway and Fry’s areas. 

You can discover a location close to you and verify to see if they’ve obtainable appointments here.

Here is the most recent info on COVID-19 vaccines in Arizona

The Arizona Department of Health Services stated greater than 1.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered as of Tuesday.

Who can get a COVID-19 vaccine?

The state and every county is providing vaccines to individuals in Phase 1B. Gila County has prolonged vaccines to some individuals in Phase 1C. Learn extra concerning the phases here.

How can I join a COVID-19 vaccine?

You can join a vaccine by way of the state here or discover extra details about discovering up by way of the counties right here.

Where can I get a COVID-19 vaccine?

There are three areas the place the state is administering vaccines: State Farm Stadium, Phoenix Municipal Stadium and University of Arizona’s Tucson campus. All other locations are run by way of the person counties or federal packages.

Where can I discover extra info on a COVID-19 vaccine?

You can discover extra vaccine info at

COVID-19 knowledge dashboard now consists of vaccine info

The Arizona Department of Health Services up to date its COVID-19 knowledge dashboard to embody info together with vaccination numbers and demographic knowledge.

The new info may be discovered on the dashboard in the tab proper subsequent to the abstract tab the place day by day coronavirus instances, deaths, and testing numbers are up to date.

You can see the up to date dashboard here.

Arizona well being division units up hotline to report companies

The Arizona Department of Health Services has arrange two methods for individuals to report native companies that aren’t following COVID-19 pointers. 

People can report companies by way of a hotline or by way of a web based type:

“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 stated in an announcement.

Free masks obtainable for some Arizonans

The Arizona Department of Health Services introduced that some Arizonans would have the option to get free masks from the state.

The division partnered with Hanes to present free face masks to Arizona’s most susceptible populations.

Anyone who’s a part of a susceptible inhabitants (together with, however not restricted to, people with medical circumstances or people age 65 or older), a scholar (or mother and father on behalf of scholars), faculty workers member or who might not be ready to buy one is in a position to get a free masks.

Each different will present 5 washable, reusable material face masks, one order per family. 

The division hopes to give out two million material face masks. 

Anyone with questions can go to the division’s FAQs page or contact Hanes at 1-800-503-6698.

Sign up for the free masks here.

Arizona releases ZIP code areas of coronavirus instances, different knowledge

The Arizona Department of Health Services has released expanded knowledge factors relating to coronavirus instances in the state. 

The AZDHS web site now features the situation of confirmed instances in Arizona by zip code. 

You can see the present ZIP code map here and may discover yours by clicking round or looking for your ZIP code in the highest proper of the map.

Click on the hyperlinks beneath to discover extra info from every county’s well being division: 

COVID-19 is believed to be primarily unfold by way of coughs or sneezes. 

It could also be doable for the virus to unfold by touching a floor or object with the virus after which an individual touching their mouth, nostril or eyes, however this isn’t thought to be the principle technique of unfold, the CDC says. 

You ought to seek the advice of your physician if you traveled to an space at present affected by COVID-19 and really feel sick with fever, cough or issue respiratory. 

The greatest method to stop COVID-19 and different respiratory illnesses is to:

  • Wear face coverings whereas in public.
  • Practice social distancing whereas in public.
  • Avoid shut contact with people who find themselves sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nostril, and mouth.
  • Stay dwelling 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 utilizing an everyday family cleansing spray or wipe.
  • Wash your palms usually with cleaning soap and water for no less than 20 seconds. If cleaning soap and water usually are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

You can textual content FACTS to 602-444-1212 to obtain extra info on the coronavirus and to ask questions.


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