ZIP code maps provided by the Arizona State Department of Health Services show Avondale, Buckeye, Goodyear, Litchfield Park and Tolleson positive COVID-19 tests increased from about 1,500 positive tests to more than 2,200 over the last week.
Over the last week in Maricopa County, positive tests increased nearly 60%, from 17,709 to 28,088.
Arizona Department of Health Services data shows the 28,088 county positive tests were 8% of a total of 336,103 tests.
Avondale 85323 increased from 289 positive cases to 457 over the past week.
Goodyear 85338 increased from 226 positive cases to 384 in the last week.
Buckeye-Goodyear 85326 went from 303 positive cases to 508 in the last week.
In the same time period, Tolleson 85353 jumped from 399 positive cases to 646. (Just north of Tolleson, Glendale 85301 had 791 positive cases.)
Litchfield Park 85340 increased to 182 positive cases, and Goodyear 85395 increased to 243 positive cases.
Most of those who test positive have mild symptoms. The county reported 8% of positive tests have required hospitalization and 2% died.
Of the 603 deaths from COVID-19 in the county, 70% had a preexisting, chronic medical condition.
Half of Maricopa County’s COVID-19 positive tests have been in the 20-44 age range—but only 5% of them have had to be hospitalized.
Though 10% of positive tests in the county have been under 20, only 1% of them have required hospitalization.