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2021-04-14Coronavirus in Arizona with Emphasis on local Pima County data: By: KGUN 9 On Your Side - Posted at 11:36 AM, Mar 21, 2020 and last updated 9:03 AM, Apr 14, 2021 TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Editor's note: This article was first published on March 21, 2020. It is updated daily and refreshed with the latest updates and cases throughout Arizona. Arizona Public Health officials are tracking the spread of coronavirus throughout the state. Here are the latest numbers provided by the Arizona Department of Health Services. Last updated on April 14, 2021 FULL SECTION: CORONAVIRUS IN ARIZONA Vaccinations in Arizona: New doses reported today: 46,744 Total doses administered: 4,213,938 Total number of people who have received at least 1 dose: 2,611,983 Total number of people who have received 2 doses: 1,745,928 Percent of population vaccinated: 36.3% Vaccinations in Pima County: New doses reported today: 9,029 Total doses administered: 578,853 Total number of people who have received at least 1 dose: 363,431 Total number of people who have received 2 doses: 242,638 Percent of population vaccinated: 34.8% Cases and Deaths through 04/14/2021: Number of deaths: 17,109 Number of cases: 851,265 New cases: 419 New deaths: 4 Total number of tests reported: 8,835,798 (Diagnostic and Serology) New tests reported: 17,381 Reported cases of COVID-19 by county: Maricopa: 529,471 Pima: 113,903 Pinal: 50,417 Navajo: 16,018 Coconino: 17,398 Yavapai: 18,642 Cochise: 11,769 Graham: 5,520 Santa Cruz: 7,882 Yuma: 36,943 Apache: 11,256 Mohave: 22,353 La Paz: 2,450 Gila: 6,855 Greenlee: 568 Breakdown of cases in Pima County: Total cases: 113,903 Deaths: 2,372 New cases: 81 New deaths: -1
2021-03-05"By Christopher Brito, March 5, 2021, CBSnews.com While a majority of states and cities are still vaccinating higher priority groups of people, one county in Arizona is now allowing any resident over the age of 18 to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Gila County, which is located east of Phoenix, entered Phase 2 of their vaccine prioritization late last month, opening up eligibility to the general population. Part of the the decision to open vaccine eligibility is because Gila County has one of the lowest percentages of COVID-19 vaccine doses used in Arizona. Michael O'Driscoll, director of Public Health and Emergency Management for the county, told CBS affiliate KPHO-TV that they received permission from the state last week to offer the vaccine in a drive-thru clinic last weekend. "Prior to that, we were struggling to find enough people to make appointments to that, so the state gave me permission to offer it to any resident 18 and older," he said. About 56,000 people reside in the county. According to the Arizona's Department of Health Services, more than 13,000 people – or almost one fourth of residents – have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. "We did a survey before to get a sense of how many people in Gila County would consider getting the vaccine, and our survey came back about 50-60% of the residents would choose to get the vaccine if available," O'Driscoll said. Based on the data, over 5,600 people under the age of 65 have received the vaccine, including 73 people under the age of 20. One of the younger recipients, 18-year-old Jacob Jost, told KPHO-TV that he was "excited" to get the shot. "I have a little nephew, a little baby, so having the vaccine puts a peace of mind for that," Jost said. First published on March 5, 2021 / 12:13 PM © 2021 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for CBS News, focusing on sports and stories that involve issues of race and culture.
2021-04-06The Gila County webpage provides clear and concise information for residents on COVID-19 updates, as well as specific data to allow residents who wish to be vaccinated to choose which manufacturer's product they receive. This is unlike any of the major Arizona county sites, or even the state's site, as they do not allow residents to differentiate between the vaccines. Additionally, the information displayed here demonstrates how far ahead rural Gila County is in achieving President Joseph R. Biden's directive to allow all adults in America access to vaccines by April 19.