Greenlee County down to just two active cases of COVID-19

Contributed Photo: The Johnson & Johnson one-shot COVID-19 vaccine and Moderna vaccine are available to all residents 18-years-old or older in both Greenlee and Graham counties.

By Jon Johnson

GREENLEE COUNTY – The Greenlee County Health Department reported Monday that the county had just two confirmed active cases of COVID-19.

Greenlee County has tested more than 5,000 people for the course of the pandemic and has had a total of 568 cases, with 556 recovered and 10 deaths.

The county offers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to all residents 18-years-old or older, and on Thursday Gila Health Resources will have a vaccine clinic for the one-shot Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Click here to learn more or to register.

According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, 37.5 percent of Greenlee County’s residents have been vaccinated for COVID-19. That is the highest percentage out of Arizona’s 15 counties. Conversely, Graham County is listed as having just 18.1 percent of its population vaccinated, which is the third-worst out of Arizona’s counties behind Maricopa County at 17.5 percent and Apache County at 10.7 percent.

Graham County

The Graham County Department of Health and Human Services reported three new confirmed positive tests for COVID-19 on Tuesday.

While Graham County has had 5,364 total confirmed cases of COVID-19, as of Tuesday the county had just 138 confirmed active cases. Out of all its confirmed cases, 5,150 are listed as being recovered, and 76 have died.

Graham County is also offering both the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines to all residents 18-years-old or older. Click here for more information.

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