The past week saw seven new coronavirus cases in La Paz County, bringing the total to 2,468 cases. There have been 80 coronavirus-related deaths in the county. Statewide, there were 4,148 new cases. Nationwide, the number of coronavirus-related deaths topped 600,000.
According to the Worldometers website, which tracks cases worldwide, there had been 600,147 coronavirus-related deaths in the United States as of May 17. They also reported 33.7 million total cases. The United States has seen more than one-fifth of the cases reported in the world.
The number of new cases in La Paz County has been falling steadily since hitting a peak in late January with a seven-day average of more than 40 new cases per week. The county reached its 1,000th case Dec. 9. The 2,000th case was reported barely a month later.
The Colorado River Indian Tribes’ Trial Council has extended their “Safer at Home” Resolution until May 31. Tribal Chairwoman Amelia Flores said much progress had been made at controlling the spread of the virus, but the Tribes were proceeding with an abundance of caution.
The mandatory face mask requirement is still in effect on Tribal land, and for anyone doing business in the Tribal office complex. Businesses on Tribal land include Walmart, the Moovalya Plaza Shopping Center (Safeway, et al) and the Running Man Fuels locations.
As of May 16, the Arizona Department of Health Services reported there had been 872,978 cases in the state, as compared with 868,830 as of May 8. That’s 4,148 new cases for the week, a drop of more than 1,000 from the week before.
The state had seen 17,466 coronavirus-related deaths as of May 16. There were 17,409 deaths as of May 8. That’s 57 for the week,
The ADHS reported more than 5.5 million doses of coronavirus vaccine had been administered as of May 16. The total number of Arizonans who have received at least one shot has reached 3.1 million, with 2.6 million having received both doses.
La Paz County has reached 15,700 doses administered. Some 8,765 residents have received at least one shot and 7,438 having received both shots. The ADHS said 39.7 percent of all county residents have received at least one shot. To date, the county has used the two-dose Moderna vaccine.
For information on vaccination clinics around the county, go to the county health department’s website or Facebook page.
According to the Worldometers, the survival rate for cases that have reached a conclusion is between 97 and 98 percent for the State of Arizona and the nation as a whole. They show Arizona as having 836,302 recovered cases and 19,210 active cases.