COVID-19 in Arizona on Feb. 18: 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 reside weblog.

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

Here is the reside weblog for Thursday, Feb. 18.

RELATED: COVID-19 vaccine in Arizona: Frequently Asked Questions

  • There have been 801,055 confirmed circumstances of coronavirus and 15,063 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Arizona as of Wednesday.
  • There have been 1,291,053 whole vaccines administered as of Wednesday.
  • 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 data on the COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Scroll down to see what number of circumstances are in every ZIP code and extra data.
  • Extreme climate nationwide delays COVID-19 vaccine shipments for Arizona

1,315 new circumstances, 82 new deaths reported Wednesday

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 1,315 new circumstances and 82 new deaths on Wednesday.

Arizona has administered 1,291,053 whole vaccines COVID-19 vaccine doses as of Wednesday.

The division experiences the variety of new circumstances on the day the circumstances had been reported to them by counties and hospitals, not on the day when somebody was identified with the virus.

There are 290 hospitalizations per 1 million in Arizona as of Tuesday, in accordance to The COVID Tracking Project. You can discover extra information from the project here.

There had been 12,157 circumstances reported on the collection date of Jan. 4, the day with essentially the most collected diagnoses to this point. The day with the second-most collected diagnoses to this point was on Dec. 28, with 11,653 circumstances. That is topic to change.

Health officers mentioned the day with the very best variety of deaths was Jan. 18, when 167 individuals died. The day with the second-highest variety of deaths was Jan. 13, when 160 individuals died. That is topic to change.

Arizona reached 800,000 coronavirus circumstances on Feb. 17, 700,000 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 circumstances on June 21. 

The state reached 15,000 coronavirus deaths on Feb. 17, 14,000 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 folks ought to proceed social distancing, sporting masks in public, and keep house when attainable.

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 mentioned.

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

The division has not mentioned if these canceled appointments shall 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 shall be obtainable at numerous pharmacies, together with many Safeway and Fry’s areas. 

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

Players return to COVID protocols as spring coaching opens

Pitchers and catchers round baseball reported to spring coaching Wednesday appreciating what’s at stake as they struggle to observe COVID-19 protocols be sure the season runs with minimal interruptions. 

They should observe even harder restrictions than they handled through the abbreviated 2020 season. 

MLB is hoping to have a full, 162-game season after enjoying a 60-game schedule final year that included no followers in the stands till the postseason.

The above article is from The Associated Press.

Arizona county leaders rescind expanded eviction ban

The Pima County Board of Supervisors has rescinded an expanded eviction moratorium enacted early this month after two Republican state lawmakers requested the Arizona lawyer basic to assessment whether or not it was authorized. 

The 3-2 vote by the board at Tuesday’s meeting avoids the potential lack of state shared income the county would have confronted if Attorney General Mark Brnovich agreed with the GOP lawmakers. 

Sen. Vince Leach and Rep. Bret Roberts alleged the county ban violates state legislation as a result of it blocks evictions that aren’t lined beneath a federal eviction moratorium. 

The board will contemplate the ban once more subsequent month. 

The above article is from The Associated Press.

Navajo Nation experiences 27 new COVID-19 circumstances, 2 extra deaths

Navajo Nation officers reported 27 new confirmed COVID-19 circumstances Wednesday with two further deaths.

The newest numbers carry the entire variety of circumstances on the huge reservation that covers elements of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah to 29,336 for the reason that pandemic started. 

There have been 1,114 reported deaths that had been associated to COVID-19. 

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez mentioned in a press release that even those that have been absolutely vaccinated need to proceed taking precautions to keep away from spreading the virus. 

The tribe has a nightly curfew in place from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. to restrict the unfold of the virus.

The above article is from The Associated Press.

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

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

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 in regards to the phases here.

How can I join a COVID-19 vaccine?

You can join a vaccine by means of the state here or discover extra details about discovering up by means 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 means of the person counties or federal packages.

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

You can discover extra vaccine data at

COVID-19 information dashboard now contains vaccine data

The Arizona Department of Health Services up to date its COVID-19 information dashboard to embrace data together with vaccination numbers and demographic information.

The new data might be discovered on the dashboard in the tab proper subsequent to the abstract tab the place day by day coronavirus circumstances, 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 tips. 

People can report companies by means of a hotline or by means 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 mentioned in a press release.

Free masks obtainable for some Arizonans

The Arizona Department of Health Services introduced that some Arizonans would have the opportunity 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 pupil (or mother and father on behalf of scholars), college workers member or who will 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 circumstances, different information

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

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

You can see the present ZIP code map here and might discover yours by clicking round or trying to find your ZIP code in the highest proper of the map.

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

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

It could also be attainable 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 methodology of unfold, the CDC says. 

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

The finest manner to stop COVID-19 and different respiratory ailments 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 house 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 a daily family cleansing spray or wipe.
  • Wash your palms usually with cleaning soap and water for at the very least 20 seconds. If cleaning soap and water aren’t available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

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