What he sees as the big driver of the rise of cases is not just pandemic fatigue, where people become more lax in their efforts to curb the spread of the virus but also to converge. small set.
“It’s interesting, because even when the school started to open up, what we saw at school wasn’t really school viral,” he said, adding that there were exceptions to the neckband. dance, soccer team and volleyball. “It seems that the kids in the classroom are relatively safe and relatively good. Cases identified and linked to schools cannot be revoked at schools ”.
Looking back on the first day of live classes at Copper View Elementary School as the Sahuarita Unification Park reopened, in September…
Despite the increase, he said he feels Pima County is in a better position than both the state and the nation. That is largely because the sick demographics here are less likely to be hospitalized or seriously ill.
“I think that’s why this hasn’t turned fatal – at least not. It doesn’t mean it’s impossible, ”he said.
Pima County had 118 cases per 100,000 population in the last week of October, while Arizona had nearly 131 cases per 100,000 population.
The counties in Arizona that have been hardest hit in recent weeks have been rural counties. For example, Gila and Graham have a higher incidence of COVID-19, although counties with higher populations, like Pima a Maricopa, have had more cases.
Statewide, the proportion of beds for COVID-19 patients in shared wards has increased since September, Gerald points out in a report he released last week.