Pima County is now at a “low" COVID-19 community level, defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to consider COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents and the capacity of the county’s healthcare system. 

According to CDC data as of August 11, Pima County’s COVID-19 case rate was about 191 per 100,000 – down about 7% from the previous week  – and new COVID-19 hospital admissions are around 6.2 per 100,000 residents. 

The updated COVID-19 community level data in Pima county coincides with new guidance from the CDC, which includes less emphasis on social distancing. To read the press release from the CDC regarding revisions to pandemic guidance, head here. For more COVID-19 case data in the county, visit here

According to Greta Massetti, PhD, MPH, MMWR author, "This guidance acknowledges that the pandemic is not over, but also helps us move to a point where COVID-19 no longer severely disrupts our daily lives.”

What are your thoughts on how far we have come since the beginning of the pandemic?