La Paz County saw just one new case of the coronavirus in the week that ended April 10. This came in the same week the number of vaccine doses administered in the state topped 4 million. The number of new cases in the state remained well below 10,000.
The Town of Parker lifted most of the coronavirus restrictions April 6 when the town council rescinded the emergency declared in March 2020. Most town services and facilities were expected to return to normal operations, although precautions like face masks and social distancing were encouraged.
According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, the county began the week with 2,448 cases and ended it with 2,449 for just one new case for the week. The previous week, there had been six new cases. There was one additional coronavirus-related death to bring the total in the county to 78.
Of the cases in La Paz County, 851 have been members of the Colorado River Indian Tribes who were tested at Indian Health Services. A total of 17 Tribal members have died from coronavirus-related conditions.
The Town of Parker ended the emergency declared in March 2020. This came in response to the decline in new cases in the county and the state, the number of people who have been vaccinated, and Gov. Doug Ducey’s executive order from the week before ending many of the state’s regulations for mitigating the spread of the virus. At the same time, the Town Council urged residents and visitors to wear face masks and practice social distancing.
The Tribes are reminding everyone their face mask requirements for public places on Tribal lands remains in effect, as they are sovereign and not subject to the state’s orders. The Tribal Council has eased many of the restrictions of their “Safe at Home” order as of March 13. The new “Safer at Home” resolution will remain in effect until at least April 30. Special events at the BlueWater Resort & Casino, which is the Tribe’s largest and best-known enterprise, remain cancelled until further notice.
Businesses on Tribal land include Walmart, the Moovalya Plaza Shopping Center (Safeway, et al) and the Running Man Fuels locations.
As of April 10, ADHS reported there had been 849,021 cases in the state, as compared with 843,838 as of April 3. That’s 5,983 new cases for the week. While that’s more than 4,504 from the week before, it’s much better than late January. There were 56,000 new cases in the week that ended Jan. 24.
The state had seen 17,092 16,977 coronavirus-related deaths as of April 10. There were 16,977 deaths as of March 27. That’s 115 for the week.
The ADHS reported the total number of vaccine doses administered topped 4 million last week, over 4.03 million doses administered statewide as of April 10. A total of over 2.53 million Arizonans have received at least one dose, while 1.65 million had received both doses. As of March 25, the minimum age for being vaccinated was lowered to 18.
La Paz County has had 12,410 doses administered, with 7,948 having received at least one shot and 4,764 having received both shots.
CRIT members looking to be vaccinated can get one at Parker Indian Health Center, 12033 Agency Road. First dose appointments are from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays, while second dose appointments are from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Mondays. These are by appointment only. To make an appointment, call 928-669-3246.
The Worldometers website, which tracks cases worldwide, Arizona has 815,032 recovered cases and 16,977 active ones as of April 10. Of the cases that have reached a conclusion and have been closed, the survival rate is almost 98 percent.
The only states Worldometers reports as having more active cases that recovered ones are Virginia, Kentucky, Maryland, Washington, Rhode Island and the commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Hawaii, Louisiana, Maine and South Carolina do not show any numbers on recovered and active cases.
Worldometers reported 31.85 million cases in the United States as of April 10, while there were 31.4 million cases reported as of April 3. The United States has seen more than one-quarter of all the coronavirus cases in the world.
The have been 575,390 coronavirus-related deaths in the United States as of April 10.
California leads the nation with 3.69 million cases and 60,282 deaths. They were the first state to have over 50,000 deaths, and are now the first state to top 60,000 deaths. California’s recovered cases have topped their active ones, 1.96 million to 1.67 million. Texas has seen 2.82 million cases and more than 49,000 deaths.
Nationwide, Worldometers reports 24.4 million Americans have recovered and 6.87 million cases are still active. The survival rate for cases that have reached a conclusion and are closed is 98 percent.
Worldwide, the number of cases reported is at 135.8 million cases, according to Worldometers. There have been 2.9 million deaths and over 109.2 million have recovered. The survival rate is 97 percent.