More than 1k active cases of COVID-19 in Graham County

- David Bell Graph/Gila Valley Central

SAFFORD — Graham County is averaging almost 49 new coronavirus cases a day in January.

That’s according to data released by the Graham County Health Department, which reported another 366 new cases over the past five days.

That brings January’s total number of new COVID-19 cases thus far to 879, making January 2022 the month with the fourth greatest number of new cases since the start of the pandemic. January 2021 saw 1,889 new cases, followed by December 2020 with 1,013 and November 2020 with 969.

The Health Department also reported the total number of cases currently considered active rose to 1,021, and the total number of cases since the start of the pandemic is at 9,815.

There were also two coronavirus-related deaths over the past five days, bringing January’s total to five. There have been a total of 161 COVID-19 deaths in Graham County since the start of the pandemic.

Arizona Department of Health Services reports 57.1 percent of Graham County residents are vaccinated for COVID-19.

Graham County Health Department is providing free vaccines to anyone 5-years-old and older, and free boosters to anyone 12 and older. To schedule an appointment for the free vaccine or booster, go to Activities • Graham County, AZ • CivicEngage.