Yavapai County remains at moderate transmission level for COVID-19
33% of county residents have received at least one dose of vaccine
Updated as of Thursday, April 8, 2021 6:30 PM
Arizona is averaging 636 new COVID-19 cases per day, a drop of 21% from the March numbers.
According to Yavapai County Community Health Services (YCCHS), this measured decline in cases is a good sign, indicating that the combination of mitigation actions by residents and the vaccine effort are helping to slow the spread of the virus.
Another sign of good news, Arizona’s seven-day case rate per 100,000 people ranked 46th in the U.S. on Friday among all states and territories, after ranking first and second for much of January, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID Data Tracker. The CDC's tracker can be viewed online at covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#datatracker-home.
The state's dashboard indicating the level of community spread of COVID-19 in Yavapai County for the two weeks ending March 28 shows that cases per 100,000 decreased from 45 per 100,000 to 31 per 100,000, and reports the positivity rate decreasing from 3.4% to 2.9%. This places the county in the "Moderate Transmission" designation.
Yavapai County has administered over 124,000 doses of vaccine, with 77,643 residents or 33.4% of the population having received at least one dose of vaccine, YCCHS stated in a news release Thursday, April 8. In total, 50,724 residents are fully vaccinated, and the county has used 92% of the vaccine allocated.
To schedule a vaccine appointment, visit the county's Vaccine Appointment web page at www.yavapai.us/chs/Home/COVID-19/COVID-19-Vaccine-Appointments.
The Yavapai County Emergency Phone Bank is available to assist residents without internet or computers at 928-442-5103.
MALL POD WINDING DOWN OPERATIONS
Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) will continue to administer first dose COVID-19 vaccinations at the Prescott Gateway Mall vaccination site through Wednesday, April 14. No first dose appointments will be scheduled for the Prescott Gateway Mall location after April 14.
Second dose appointments will continue as scheduled at the Prescott Gateway Mall location, YRMC stated in a news release.
“First dose appointments for the Prescott Gateway Mall vaccination site have declined to the point where it is no longer feasible to operate the site for first dose appointments,” said Ken Boush, director of marketing and communications for YRMC. “Second dose appointments will continue as scheduled and there are still plenty of first dose appointments available through April 14. We encourage anyone who wants the vaccine to take a moment and schedule an appointment.”
To schedule an appointment online, visit www.yrmcvax.org or call YRMC’s COVID-19 vaccination hotline at 928-708-4556 for assistance. After you schedule your first dose, you will be prompted to schedule your second dose. Walk-ins are also welcome. Appointments have priority. Anyone 18 years of age and older is eligible for the vaccine.
“YRMC is fully committed to supporting the community vaccination effort and we are currently evaluating our options to resume first dose vaccinations at a different location,” Boush said. “More information will be available once a new location has been identified.”
YRMC is offering the Moderna vaccine at the Prescott Gateway Mall location. The Moderna vaccine is administered in two doses, 28 days apart. Anyone who receives their first dose at the Prescott Gateway Mall location will receive their second dose at the same location.
CASE COUNT UPDATE
Yavapai County reported 19 COVID-19 cases overnight.
The county has tested 109,432 residents for COVID-19 with 18,409 positive cases and 491 deaths. Cross-referencing of cases for duplicates result in a net +21 cases, YCCHS said in the release.
Yavapai Regional Medical Center reports seven COVID-19 patients, Verde Valley Medical Center in Cottonwood reports two, and the Prescott VA has no COVID-19 patients.
LOCAL COVID-19 INFORMATION
• For COVID-19 Vaccine Info and Appointment Availability, visit https://www.yavapai.us/chs/Home/COVID-19/Vaccine.
• Yavapai County Emergency Phone Bank: 928-442-5103 – Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.
• Spectrum Healthcare Call Center: 928-414-8884.
• YRMC COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline: 928-708-4556.
• COVID-19 Information en Español: https://www.azdhs.gov/preparedness/epidemiology-disease-control/infectious-disease-epidemiology/es/COVID-19-19.