coronavirus

La Paz County saw an increase in the number of new coronavirus cases in the week ending Nov. 21, with 59 new cases being reported. There were 43 new cases the week before. This brought the total number of cases in the county to 3,346, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services. There have been 102 coronavirus-related deaths.

The Colorado River Indian Tribes saw a decrease in their number of new cases last week, reporting 11 new cases among Tribal members who were tested at Indian Health Services. This brought the total to 1,084 out of 4,500 members. There have been 20 coronavirus-related deaths among Tribal members.

Even with this decrease in the number of new cases, the Tribes continue to have a higher level of coronavirus cases than the U.S. population as a whole. The percentage of Tribal members who have or have had the virus is 24.1 percent, or just under one-in-four. The percentage of the general population that has tested positive for the virus is 14.4 percent, or about one-in-seven. That’s 48.5 million cases for 333.6 million Americans.

The increase in the number of new cases among Tribal members led the CRIT Tribal Council to reinstate their “Safer at Home” order for the Colorado River Indian Reservation on Sept. 16. While originally set to expire Oct. 31, the Tribal Council extended it Oct. 25 until the end of the year.

Statewide, Arizona had 1,241,878 cases as of Nov. 21. There were 30,545 new cases for the week, which is almost 6,000 more new cases from the number of new cases the week before. The state has seen 21,940 coronavirus-related deaths.

ADHS reports more than 8.74 million doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered statewide.

The Worldometers website, which tracks cases worldwide, reported the number of active cases in Arizona went from 79,306 on Nov. 13 to 92,053 on Nov. 21, a reflection of the increase in the numbers of new cases. The number of Arizonans who have recovered reached 1,127,855. The recovery rate for those cases that have reached a conclusion and have been closed is 98.1 percent.

Nationwide, Worldometers was reporting 48.5 million cases as of Nov. 21, or about 700,000 new cases for the week. Better than one-in-every-six cases worldwide have been in the United States.

A total of 793,604 deaths had been recorded nationwide as of Nov. 21. At the same time, just over 38.4 million Americans have recovered. The survival rate is 98 percent. Worldometers reports there are 9,332,753 million active cases in the United States on Nov. 21, which is 120,000 more then there were on Nov. 13.

California has seen the most number of cases with 4.91 million as of Nov. 21. Texas is second with 4.3 million, Florida is third with 3.72 million, and New York is fourth with 2.74 million.

California and Texas have both has topped 70,000 deaths. California has 73,976 dead while Texas has had 73,794 deaths. Florida has had 61,081. New York is fourth with 57,702.

Worldwide, deaths have topped 5 million with 5,167,168. There have been 257.8 million cases, and 232.6 million have recovered. The worldwide recovery rate is 98 percent.

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