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Sun Cities COVID case numbers continue to slow increase

Hospital ICU capacity jumps up, but lower percentage of virus patients

Posted 1/23/21

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported the overall number of Sun Cities COVID-19 cases at 4,478 on Jan. 22.

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Sun Cities COVID case numbers continue to slow increase

Hospital ICU capacity jumps up, but lower percentage of virus patients

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The Arizona Department of Health Services reported the overall number of Sun Cities COVID-19 cases at 4,478 on Jan. 22. That's an increase of 8% over the last week (4,114). Breaking it down by ZIP code, there were 1,815 in Sun City’s 85351 code and 1,237 in Sun City’s 85373 code, which includes areas of Peoria and Surprise. Sun City West’s 85375 ZIP code had 1,426 cases. These are cumulative case counts and do not reflect those who have recovered.

Here are the number of COVID-19 cases for ZIP codes that include the Sun Cities and some surrounding areas, according to the ADHS. ADHS officials said more than 90% of cases were mapped to the address of the patient’s residence:

Sun Cities totals

  • Cases as of Jan. 16: NA
  • Cases as of Jan. 17: NA
  • Cases as of Jan. 18: 4,331
  • Cases as of Jan. 19: 4,395
  • Cases as of Jan. 20: 4,427
  • Cases as of Jan. 21: 4,478
  • Cases as of Jan. 22: 4,478

INCREASE (last week 4,114): 8%

85351 (Sun City)

  • Cases as of Jan. 16: NA
  • Cases as of Jan. 17: NA
  • Cases as of Jan. 18: 1,745
  • Cases as of Jan. 19: 1,771
  • Cases as of Jan. 20: 1.785
  • Cases as of Jan. 21: 1,815
  • Cases as of Jan. 22: 1,815

INCREASE (last week 1,658): 8%

85373 (Sun City, some Peoria and Surprise)

  • Cases as of Jan. 16: NA
  • Cases as of Jan. 17: NA
  • Cases as of Jan. 18: 1,203
  • Cases as of Jan. 19: 1,222
  • Cases as of Jan. 20: 1,227
  • Cases as of Jan. 21: 1,237
  • Cases as of Jan. 22: 1,237

INCREASE (last week 1,141): 7%

85375 (Sun City West)

  • Cases as of Jan. 16: NA
  • Cases as of Jan. 17: NA
  • Cases as of Jan. 18: 1,383
  • Cases as of Jan. 19: 1,402
  • Cases as of Jan. 20: 1,415
  • Cases as of Jan. 21: 1,426
  • Cases as of Jan. 22: 1,426

INCREASE (last week 1,315): 7%

To see full numbers across the state, click here.

The Arizona Department of Health Services has a data dashboard now tracking its three benchmarks for specified business in the state to reopen. Figures represented in the dashboard, updated every Thursday, are about 12 days old to allow for lags in reporting. Benchmarks: ADHS requirements businesses to reopen is fewer than 100 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people, less than 10% test positive for the virus and hospital visits due to COVID-like illnesses is below 10%.

Benchmarks for opening businesses

  • COVID-related hospital visits: 17.2%
  • Test Positivity: 22.4%
  • Cases per 100,000: 885

Hospital ICU capacity

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services tracks hospital intensive care unit capacity. Listed below are statistics showing how near capacity the ICUs are for Sun Cities hospitals for the period Jan. 8-14. Initially, the HHS website listed four different categories, but now only shows total capacity.

Banner Boswell Medical Center, Sun City

ICU capacity – 77%

Beds in use by COVID patients – 51%

ICU beds in use by COVID patients – 40%

Proportion of patients with COVID – 57%

Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, Sun City West

ICU Capacity – 70%

Beds in use by COVID patients – 36%

ICU beds in use by COVID patients – 42%

Proportion of patients with COVID – 47%

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