COVID-19 by the numbers. Maricopa County has been tracking COVID-19 cases since Jan. 22. Here are the most recent numbers for our county:
Total number of cases: 96,047; up 1,205 from yesterday
Total number of deaths: 1,435; up 12 from yesterday
Hospital admissions: 3,746; 4 percent of total cases
Intensive care admissions: 793; 1 percent of total cases
If you are going out in public, you could be exposed or could be exposing others -- even if not showing symptoms. Stay home when you can, practice physical distancing, cover your nose and mouth and wash your hands frequently.
Numbers don’t make sense to you? You’ve probably heard some skepticism voiced about COVID-19 data. You might have a question yourself. Here’s a common one:
Q: Aren’t we just seeing high case counts because of increased testing?
A: No. While increased testing accounts for some of rise in cases, epidemiologists say Arizona (and much of the country) has seen increased transmission of the virus as well.
Get tracking trends.
Act like you have COVID-19. Because COVID-19 is widespread in our community, it’s helpful to act as if you have the virus. In the worst case scenario, you’re inconvenienced by adapting your routine and daily interactions. In the best case scenario, you’re saving lives by protecting yourself and others. Remember, for every reported case, there are 10 undetected.
The city’s COVID-19 page contains information about the city’s emergency orders, facilities and operations. Learn more here.
These questions and answers help clarify face covering requirements in Scottsdale.
Follow us on Twitter @ScottsdaleAZgov and Facebook fb.me/ScottsdaleAZgov for city COVID-19 updates and other city information.
The city Call Center is available 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays to assist residents via phone – call 480-312-3111.
Visit ScottsdaleAZ.gov to access city services online.
IN OTHER NEWS
Monsoon season is upon us; be prepared. Although the season officially started June 15, we still haven’t seen it roll in. According to the National Weather Service, that’s about to change. Prepare now so you know what actions you should take. Learn how.
Important election deadlines and information. Friday is the last day to request a ballot by mail. Request a ballot here. The county must receive your ballot by Tuesday, Aug. 4, regardless of the postmarked date. Consider delivery time when mailing your ballot.
Weekend in-person voting starts Saturday, July 25. To allow voters time to cast ballots, vote centers will be open in phases before Election Day, starting Saturday. Up to 60 locations will be open, including in malls and retail facilities across the county. Find out where you can vote.
Scottsdale’s Tuesday, Aug. 4, primary election is the first step toward selecting a mayor and three City Council members in November. Learn about the candidates and find more Scottsdale election information at Scottsdale.Vote.
Contact Maricopa County Elections for more information: Maricopa County Elections, 602-506-1511
Aviation Business Center honored for environmental excellence. The U.S. Green Building Council has recognized the city’s Aviation Business Center with the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification. The award recognizes the project for its sustainable, green building qualities. Learn more.
ADOT warns of Pima Freeway restrictions that affect Scottsdale. Several improvement projects will restrict traffic along Valleywide freeways through Saturday, July 25, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Allow extra travel time and consider alternate routes for these restrictions that affect Scottsdale:
Left turns from north-and southbound Hayden Road onto the Pima Freeway will be restricted to one lane nightly from 9 p.m.-5 a.m. beginning Monday, July 20, thru Friday, July 24.
The eastbound Pima Freeway will be restricted to two lanes between 64th Street and Scottsdale Road nightly from 9 p.m.-5 a.m. Thursday, July 23, through Saturday, July 25.
The westbound Pima Freeway will be restricted to two lanes between Scottsdale Road and 64th Street nightly from 9 p.m.-5 a.m. beginning Wednesday, July 22, through Saturday, July 25.
Times listed are subject to change. Real-time highway conditions are available on ADOT’s Arizona Traveler Information site at az511.gov, by calling 511 and through ADOT’s Twitter feed, @ArizonaDOT.
Learn about surface road impacts in Scottsdale.
WestWorld offers drive-in concerts as part of nationwide series. WestWorld of Scottsdale will host a summer concert series in which each performance will be filmed exclusively for a one-night-only event. The series kicks off Saturday, July 25, with popular country artist Blake Shelton. One passenger car, truck or sport utility vehicle with up to six people (or as many as there are legal seat belts) will be admitted for $114.99. Venues hosting these events will adhere to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, as well as state and local health mandates. Buy tickets and get more information.
Just do it! Fill out your census form. The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community. Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data. Fill out your form online now.