Heath officers: 17 new instances of COVID-19 reported, 1 loss of life in Yavapai County | The Every day Courier

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There were 17 new cases of COVID-19 and one new overnight death in Yavapai County Community Health Services, according to a press release on Wednesday morning.

The county has tested 109,237 residents for COVID-19 with 18,388 positive cases and 491 deaths. Cross-references from cases to duplicates result in a net +10 cases.

Yavapai Regional Medical Center in Prescott and Prescott Valley reports four COVID-19 patients, while Verde Valley Medical Center in Cottonwood reported two new patients Thursday.

The Prescott VA does not have any COVID-19 patients.

STATE NUMBERS

Arizona health officials say the demand for COVID-19 vaccinations is gradually slowing.

“I think we are just starting to see supply begin to meet demand,” said Dr. Cara Christ, director of the Arizona Department of Health, at a news conference April 5.

Spectrum Health Care’s POD at the Findlay Toyota Center in Prescott Valley was due to close after Wednesday’s appointments and move to a smaller store starting April 10th.

It comes when Arizona reported 27 more COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday April 7, bringing the pandemic death toll to over 17,000. The state also reported 750 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of confirmed infections to 846,230.

The death toll was over 17,000 five weeks after hitting 16,000 on March 2. This is a sharp acceleration – it took only 12 days to register an additional 1,000 deaths after registering 15,000 on Feb.17.

CLINICS

Spectrum Healthcare, Yavapai’s Community Health Center, and Northern AZ Healthcare have offered community-based clinics for the past few weeks. More are planned on Wednesday, according to a press release from YCCHS.

Clinics have been held in Black Canyon City, Congress, Paulden, Baghdad, Cordes Lakes, Wilhoit, Yarnell, Jerome, Seligman, and Camp Verde. Today there is a clinic in Crown King, tomorrow in Mayer and Friday in Rimrock. Next week there is a clinic in Sedona on Tuesday and Ash Fork on Wednesday.

See the community clinic schedule at the top of the vaccine information page: yavapai.us/chs/Home/COVID-19/COVID-19-Vaccine-Appointments.

MORE ABOUT PODS

Spectrum Health Care has announced day / hour changes to its PODS beginning Saturday April 10th and moving the Prescott Valley POD from the Findlay Event Center to the AZ Dermatology location on Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Cottonwood location at Verde Valley Christian Church will be open Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through May 14, starting April 12.

Individuals with appointments for the second dose of dates that the PODs are closed can enter at any time during the days / hours that the sites are operational.

Spectrum offers accessible appointments from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. YRMC also offers walk-ins – both with priority appointments.

The Prescott VA accepts walk-ins for its veteran vaccination clinic, spouse, or caretaker in the VA.

The Pfizer vaccine is available from several CVS pharmacies in the county that are approved for use by people aged 16 and over.

LOCAL COVID-19 INFORMATION

• For information on COVID-19 vaccine information and availability of appointments, please visit https://www.yavapai.us/chs/Home/COVID-19/Vaccine.

• Yavapai County Emergency Phone Bank: 928-442-5103, 9 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 4 pm, Monday through Friday

• Spectrum Healthcare Call Center: 928-414-8884.

• YRMC COVID-19 vaccination hotline: 928-708-4556.

• COVID-19 information in Spanish: https://www.azdhs.gov/preparedness/epidemiology-disease-control/infectious-disease-epidemiology/es/COVID-19-19.

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