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Coconino County Saw A Rise In COVID Cases The Week Heading Into The Labor Day Weekend


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COVID cases in Coconino County saw a rise during the week of August 29th through September 4th. County health officials say there were 364 cases during that week, compared to 86 during the same week last year. The current incident rate is 257 per 100-thousand and the percent positivity is seven-point-one percent. The largest increase of cases in the week were in Flagstaff. Of the 364 cases in the county, 80-percent were not fully vaccinated. Coconino County has gone over the 70-thousand vaccinated mark, which is 57-percent of the county’s population. In Flagstaff, over 49-thousand have received at least one dose of the vaccine, while nearly 45-thousand are fully vaccinated, which is over 52-percent of the population. There have been 577 breakthrough cases of COVID in the county since the vaccines have been available, which is nearly three-percent of all cases. Of the 577 breakthrough cases, 93 of them were traced to the Delta Variant. Since March 15th of last year, there has been 20,109 cases in the county, 18,508 have recovered, which is 92-percent. Seven percent of cases, or nearly 15-hundred, ended up in the hospital, according to the county. In Flagstaff Unified School District schools, there have been 152 cases of COVID-19 since August 1st. Coconino and Flagstaff high schools have had the most with 22 each, followed by Sinagua Middle School with 21. The two days Sinagua was put into remote learning, there were six cases at the school that week. The county and FUSD release new data regarding COVID-19 every Friday.


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