The Arizona Department of Health Services reported the overall number of Sun Cities COVID-19 cases at 5,497 on Feb. 26. That’s an increase of 1% over the last week (5,438). Breaking it down by ZIP code, there were 2,192 in Sun City’s 85351 code and 1,509 in Sun City’s 85373 code, which includes areas of Peoria and Surprise. Sun City West’s 85375 ZIP code had 1,796 cases. These are cumulative case counts and do not reflect those who have recovered.

Here are the number of COVID-19 cases for ZIP codes that include the Sun Cities and some surrounding areas, according to the ADHS. ADHS officials said more than 90% of cases were mapped to the address of the patient’s residence:

Sun Cities totals

Cases as of Feb. 20: 5,451
Cases as of Feb. 21: 5,466
Cases as of Feb. 22: 5,481
Cases as of Feb. 23: 5,485
Cases as of Feb. 24: 5,495
Cases as of Feb. 25: 5,497
Cases as of Feb. 26: 5,497

INCREASE (two weeks ago 5,438): 1%

85351 (Sun City)

Cases as of Feb. 20: 2,172
Cases as of Feb. 21: 2,182
Cases as of Feb. 22: 2,187
Cases as of Feb. 23: 2,189
Cases as of Feb. 24: 2,193
Cases as of Feb. 25: 2,193
Cases as of Feb. 26: 2,192

INCREASE (two weeks ago 2,170): 1%

85373 (Sun City, some Peoria and Surprise)

Cases as of Feb. 20: 1,492
Cases as of Feb. 21: 1,497
Cases as of Feb. 22: 1,503
Cases as of Feb. 23: 1,504
Cases as of Feb. 24: 1,505
Cases as of Feb. 25: 1,507
Cases as of Feb. 26: 1,509

INCREASE (two weeks ago 1,489): 1%

85375 (Sun City West)

Cases as of Feb. 20: 1,787
Cases as of Feb. 21: 1,787
Cases as of Feb. 22: 1,791
Cases as of Feb. 23: 1,792
Cases as of Feb. 24: 1,797
Cases as of Feb. 25: 1,797
Cases as of Feb. 26: 1,796

INCREASE (two weeks ago 1,779): less than 1%

To see full numbers across the state, click here.

The Arizona Department of Health Services has a data dashboard now tracking its three benchmarks for specified business in the state to reopen. Figures represented in the dashboard, updated every Thursday, are about 12 days old to allow for lags in reporting. Benchmarks: ADHS requirements businesses to reopen is fewer than 100 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people, less than 10% test positive for the virus and hospital visits due to COVID-like illnesses is below 10%.

Benchmarks for opening businesses

COVID-related hospital visits: 5.6%
Test Positivity: 8.6%
Cases per 100,000: 165


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