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Flagstaff City Council Picks Miranda Sweet As New Vice Mayor And Received A COVID-19 Update Tuesday

The Flagstaff City Council discussed Vice Mayor Becky Daggett’s replacement as well as updates related to COVID-19 on Tuesday. Council member Miranda Sweet was selected to fill Daggett’s role as Vice Mayor, as she had the second highest number of votes in 2020’s general election. Sweet will serve as Vice Mayor until November’s general election. Senior Deputy City Manager Shannon Anderson also presented a COVID-19 update for the city of Flagstaff, noting that for the week of March 20th-26th there was approximately a 29-percent positivity yield for COVID cases, 36 new COVID cases, zero deaths, and five patients admitted to the hospital with the majority of these individuals being 65 and older. Additionally, Anderson mentioned that the incident rate of community transmissions per 100-thousand increased from about 18-percent to about 25-percent with a 16-percent positivity yield. Anderson also indicated that there has been an increase in the number of fully vaccinated individuals and a decrease in the number of COVID-positive patients at the Flagstaff Medical Center.

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