Coronavirus

The number of new coronavirus COVID-19 cases in Arizona took another decline in the week ending Feb. 13. At the same time, the Arizona Department of Health Services is reporting more Arizonans have received at least one vaccination shot than there have been cases in the state.

It was during this past week the state reported is 1 millionth vaccination shot having been administered.

According to the ADHS coronavirus dashboard, there were 795,323 cases in the state as of Feb. 13. That was 16,228 more than the 779,093 reported as of Feb. 6. There were 35,830 more cases on Jan. 31 than there were on Jan. 24. During the week that ended Jan. 24, there had been 56,000 new cases.

As of Feb. 13, there had been 14,948 coronavirus-related deaths in the state. That’s 937 additional deaths during the week. On Feb. 6, 14,011 deaths had been reported.

La Paz County had 2,347 cases reported as of Feb. 13, which is 50 new cases since the 2,297 cases reported Feb. 6. The previous week, 50 new cases had been reported.

A total of 67 county residents have died from conditions related to the coronavirus.

For vaccinations, the ADHS is reporting 1.14 million shots having been administered, with 873,000 Arizonans having received their first shot and 262,000 having received both shots. A total of 1.22 million doses have been ordered.

Of the doses administered in Arizona, about 440,000 have been to people over the age of 65. Of these, 197,000 have been men and 243,000 have been women. About 421,000 whites have received at least one shot. The numbers for other groups included 72,200 Latinos, 27,000 Native Americans, 20,000 Asians, and 12,700 Blacks.

In La Paz County, 3,611 doses have been administered, with 3,246 having received at least one shot and 366 having received both shots. The vast majority have been over the age of 65, with 1,330 men and 1,320 women having received at least one shot. A total of 5,100 doses have been ordered.

The ADHS does not reported figures for recovered cases. The Worldometers website, which tracks cases nationwide, reported there were 669,202 active cases in the state on Feb. 13. They said 111,173 Arizonans had recovered, which means the survival rate for those cases where a conclusion has been reached is 89 percent.

Nationwide, Worldometers reported 28.2 million cases in the United States as of Feb. 13, better than one-quarter the number of cases in the world. There were 27.5 million cases as of Feb. 6, for an increase of 700,000. There were 800,000 new cases the week before.

The United States had also seen 496,063 deaths as of Feb. 13.

California leads all states with 3.46 million cases. With 46,855 deaths reported, they have passed New York for the most number of deaths of any state in the nation. Texas is second in cases reported at 2.57 million. Other states with more than 1 million cases include Florida (1.8 million), New York (1.57 million) and Illinois (1.16 million).

Worldometers reports there were 9.5 million active cases and 18.1 million having recovered in the United States. The survival rate for cases that have been closed is 97 percent. 

Worldwide, Worldometers reports 109.1 million cases and 2.4 million deaths as of Feb. 13. With 81.1 million having recovered, the recovery rate is 97 percent.

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