COVID-19 in Arizona: Nearly 1,000 new instances reported Friday | The Verde Impartial
On Friday, Yavapai County Community Health Services released some helpful tips for personal voting during a pandemic in addition to its COVID-19 report on weekdays.
The best way to avoid having the virus at polling stations nearby is, of course, not to be there at all. Friday, October 23rd, is the last day that a postal vote will be requested. Call 928-771-3248 by 5pm to request one.
If you choose to vote early in person or on November 3rd, you’re safe to do so, says YCCHS. Here are some tips for voters:
• Practice physical distancing and stay 6 feet away from election officials and other voters.
• Wear a mask or other face covering to protect yourself, election officials, and other voters. Do not touch your mask or your face.
• Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before and after voting. Or use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
• If you are sick or worry about exposure to the coronavirus, see a doctor. If you do not have a postal vote, contact your local polling office for information on your options.
• Avoid touching anything unrelated to the vote.
• Avoid disinfecting voting machines yourself. Voting machines can be sensitive and election workers are trained to disinfect machines.
• It is helpful to leave when the polling station is not so full, usually in the morning or early afternoon.
Here are some of the key aspects of the COVID-19 numbers released on Friday by YCCHS and the Arizona Department of Health:
So far, four new cases have been reported in Cottonwood for a total of 331 cases. Camp Verde has three new cases for a total of 188 cases.
Rimrock – which now had 59 cases, and Sedona, now up to 118 – each have two newly reported cases.
A new case in Clarkdale brings its total to 73.
The other parishes in the Verde Valley were unchanged on Friday.
Yavapai County tested 48,499 residents with 2,869 positive cases, 1,524 recovered and 87 deaths.
Yavapai Regional Medical Center West cares for five COVID-19 patients with two people examined. The east campus has three COVID-19 patients and a PUI.
Verde Valley Medical Center reports four COVID-19 hospital stays and three PUI.
VA Medical Center in Prescott does not report any COVID-19 patients.
According to YCCHS reports, 1,993,389 Arizonans nationwide have been tested for COVID-19 with 235,882 positive results and 5,865 deaths.
Frida, ADHD, reported 975 new cases in Arizona with six newly reported deaths.
The state’s cumulative positive test rate had fallen slightly to 9.8%. The bed capacity in the intensive care unit at the Arizona hospital is 81%.
Select Arizona COVID-19 Cases & Deaths:
-12,475 cases and 597 deaths in May.
-63,920 cases and 803 deaths in June.
-92,930 cases and 1,977 deaths in July.
-25,307 cases and 1,297 deaths in August.
-16,361 cases and 600 deaths in September.
-October: More than 14,000 cases and at least 168 deaths.
Arizona’s Daily Average for New COVID-19 Cases Per Month:
– May 415 new cases per day.
-June, 2,130 new cases per day.
-July, 2,997 new cases per day.
-August, 816 cases per day.
-September 545 cases per day.
Place of the falls
Maricopa County has the highest number of coronavirus cases in Arizona at 152,695. It follows:
-Pima County has 27,297 cases.
-Yuma County, 13,442 cases.
-Pinal County, 11,638 cases.
-Navajo County, 6,238 cases.
-Coconino County, 4,925 cases.
-Mohave County, 4,244 cases
-Apache County, 3,826 cases.
ADHD reports that nearly 2 million Arizona people have been tested for COVID-19, with the state’s positive testing rate currently standing at 9.8%.
People between the ages of 20 and 44 had the most positive tests with 340 deaths (113,168). Seniors aged 65 and over have had 26,834 positive tests with 4,171 deaths.
US and global totals
According to the latest estimates of US and global cases of COVID-19, the number of US cases as of Friday morning was 8.4 million. According to Johns Hopkins University, the US death toll was the highest in the world at 223,000.
More Americans have now died from COVID-19 than from the 1957-58 Asian pandemic flu (116,000 US deaths) and the 1968 Hong Kong pandemic flu (100,000 US deaths). It still pales in comparison to the deaths from the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic that killed 675,000 Americans and up to 150 million worldwide.
AIDS kills about 13,000 US lives each year.
The virus is spread in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, according to the CDC.
There are an estimated 41.8 million cases worldwide, with 1.14 million deaths and 28.4 million recoveries.
COVID-19 Confirmed Cases in Arizona on Select Dates
October 23, 235,882 cases
September 16, 209,907 cases
August 27, 200,139 cases
July 22, 150,609 cases
July 6, 101,441 cases
July 3 91,858 cases
July 1, 84,092 cases
June 27, 70,051 cases
June 25, 63,030 cases
June 21, 52,390 cases
June 17, 40,924 cases
June 11, 31,264 cases
June 1, 20,123 cases
May 8, 10,526 cases
May 5, 9,305 cases
May 2, 8,364 cases
April 29, 7,202 cases
April 24, 6,045 cases
April 20, 5,064 cases
April 16, 4,234 cases
April 9, 3,018 cases
April 4, 2,019 cases
March 30, 1,157 cases
January 26th First confirmed case in Arizona