La Paz County ended the week of Nov. 14 with 24 more coronavirus cases than they did the week before. The County Health Department said they had 670 cases, as compared with 646 cases on Nov. 6. A total of 18 county residents have died. The most recent was a member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes.
As for CRIT, they had 365 cases at the end of the week, which is five more than they had on Nov. 6. These were all people who were tested at Indian Health Services. A total of eight Tribal members have died.
The Tribal Council has extended the “Safer at Home” order through the end of the year. This includes a mask mandate in public areas on Tribal land. Businesses on Tribal land include Walmart, Safeway, CVS Pharmacy and all the stores in the Moovalya Plaza Shopping Center, and the two Running Man Fuels locations.
Following an earlier “surge” in cases, the Tribal Council had warned their earlier, much stricter “Stay at Home” order could be reinstated if the number of new cases didn’t come down.
While the Parker Town Council has not mandated face masks, they have strongly urged residents and visitors to wear them.
The number of cases in Arizona continues to grow as well, with the Arizona Department of Health Services reporting 273,053 cases as of Nov. 14. On Nov. 8, there were 259,264 cases for an increase of 13,839 for the week. Between Oct. 18 and Oct. 24, there had been 7,286 new cases. In the week before that, Oct. 12 through Oct. 18, there had been 3,400 new cases. In less than a month, the number of new cases per week in the state has quadrupled.
The number of deaths statewide increased from 6,154 to 6,300.
The total rate of infection in the state is 3,798.2 per 100,000. Almost 2.3 million tests have been conducted statewide, and 9.7 percent have come back positive.
In La Paz County, the total rate of infection is at 3,060.9, which is lower than the state rate. There have been 6,282 tests conducted in the county and 5.7 percent have come back positive.
There are 221,717 active cases in Arizona as of Nov. 14, and 45,036 have recovered. In the cases that have reached some conclusion and are no longer active, 87 percent have recovered. The national and worldwide survival rate is between 96 and 97 percent.
Nationwide, the total number of cases has reached 11,226,218 as of Nov. 14. On Nov. 8, there were 10,248,480. There were almost 1 million new cases for the week, an average of almost 140,000 per day. On Oct. 24, there had been 8.83 million cases. More than 2.5 million new cases have been added in the last month.
There had been 243,000 deaths in the United States as of Nov. 6. On Nov. 14, there 251,256. That’s an average of more than 1,000 deaths per day in the last week.
In spite of the recent surge, the United States still has more cases where people recovered (6.9 million) than active cases (4.1 million).