Community Level for Maricopa County
Note: Community Levels are meant for use at the individual resident or visitor level. Healthcare providers should continue to use Community Transmission metrics and follow CDC’s infection prevention and control recommendations for healthcare workers.
The current COVID-19 Community Level in Maricopa County is: LOW
This dashboard shows the current COVID-19 Community Level for Maricopa County, as well as the Community Levels within the county by ZIP code, city, and school district. You should use the Community Level for all of Maricopa County when making decisions about what steps to take to protect yourself against COVID-19.
CDC’s Community Level map, which determines Maricopa County’s Community Level, is updated weekly on Thursdays. The MCDPH map showing Community Levels at the ZIP code, city/town, and school district level is updated weekly on Fridays.
The three metrics which determine the COVID-19 Community Level (low, medium, or high) are:
- 7-day COVID-19 case rate: total new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 persons in the past seven days
- New COVID-19 hospital admissions per 100,000 persons in the past seven days
- Percent of staffed inpatient hospital beds occupied by people with COVID-19
Please note: Percent positivity (lab reported tests) is displayed for each ZIP code, city, and school district for information only. This indicator is not used to determine Community Level.
|People may choose to mask at any time. People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask.|
Community Level Map
Previous data indicators have been revised to align with CDC's Community Levels. CDC advises healthcare settings continue to use community transmission rates and follow CDC’s infection prevention and control recommendations for healthcare workers.
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This dashboard is updated weekly on Fridays around 4 p.m.
1 7-day case rates are calculated on Fridays using area-selected data from the most recent complete week (Sunday to Saturday). Hospital indicator data (COVID hospitalization admissions per 100,000 and percent of inpatient beds occupied by a person with COVID-19) are reported by CDC on Thursdays (please refer to CDC’s website for specific hospital metrics for Maricopa County, shown when "Data Type" is set to "Community Level"). Percent positivity is not an indicator used to determine the COVID-19 Community Level, but it is provided on the map pop-up reports by ZIP code, city, and school district. Percent positivity is calculated using area-selected data from the most recent complete week (Sunday to Saturday) and applies only to PCR tests.
**NA is reported when data are either insufficient to calculate a case rate or percent positivity or are suppressed due to small numbers.
- Geographic regions with smaller populations will have case rates that vary more widely due to the small population denominator .
- The metrics for areas that cross county lines only include case, test, and population data for Maricopa County residents. These data are representative of the case rate and percent positivity for the portion of the area that is in Maricopa County and are not representative of the case rate and percent positivity for the entire geographic area.
Community Level Indicators
This is the number of people diagnosed with COVID-19 per 100,000 people in the area selected over the week for which the data is being reported. MCDPH recommends using case rates to evaluate spread of disease in your area because a case rate will more accurately reflect what is happening in your community by accounting for population size.
Rate of New COVID-19 Hospital Admissions
The rate of new COVID-19 hospital admissions is calculated by CDC and reported weekly on Thursdays. This is the number of new COVID-19 hospital admissions per 100,000 people in the last weekly within the health service area that includes Maricopa County. For more information about how CDC calculates hospital metrics, please see CDC’s Science Brief.
Percent of Hospital Beds Occupied by a Person with COVID-19
The percent of inpatient staffed hospital beds that are occupied by a person with someone with COVID-19 is calculated by CDC and reported weekly on Thursdays. This number is the percent of inpatient staffed hospital beds occupied by someone with COVID-19 averaged over the last week within the health service area that includes Maricopa County. For more information about how CDC calculates hospital metrics, please see CDC’s Science Brief.
Percent positivity is not used to determine the COVID-19 Community Level, however, it is included for reference by ZIP code, city/town, and school district. This is the percentage of PCR diagnostic tests confirmed positive out of all PCR tests performed in the area selected from the most recent complete week of data.
Find Historical Data by Area
You can view historic case rate and percent positivity data by area (city, ZIP, school district) here Version OptionsCOVID-19 DataCommunity Level for Maricopa CountyHeadlineCommunity Transmission Data for Healthcare SettingsCOVID-19 SUMMARY DASHBOARD.
Case Rate 1
169 per 100,000
Percent Positivity 2
1. Case rate is calculated by MCDPH for the most current calendar week of data 8/1-8/7. This data is updated on the dashboard above weekly on Thursday.
2. Percent positivity includes PCR and antigen tests reported to AZDHS for the most current calendar week of data 8/1-8/7. This data can be found for Maricopa County on the AZDHS COVID-19 lab reporting dashboard here. This data is updated weekly on the dashboard above on Thursday.
Determining Transmission Risk
If the two indicators suggest different transmission levels, the higher level is selected
|New cases per 100,000 persons in the past 7 days*|
|Percentage of positive NAATs tests during the past 7 days**|
Please note, if you look at Maricopa County data in the CDC data tracker, the rate may be different. The CDC calculates case rate by date of report, while Maricopa County calculates case rate by date of specimen collection. MCDPH and ADHS recommend using the 7-day case rate calculated by MCDPH.
Healthcare settings should continue to follow CDC’s infection prevention and control recommendations for healthcare workers based on transmission risk.
COVID-19 SUMMARY DASHBOARD
Our COVID-19 Case Data Dashboard shows details of all the reported COVID-19 cases from January 2020 to present. These details include cases, hospitalizations, and deaths reported by day; a demographic breakdown of all cases; and cases by age, race/ethnicity, risk factor, and setting.
This dashboard is updated daily, Tuesday through Saturday (excluding county holidays).
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