Slight surge in AZ COVID-19 instances by way of first week of October | The Verde Unbiased


Arizona’s COVID-19 death toll is at its lowest level since April, but the state has seen a slight increase in positive tests so far this month.

So far in Arizona in October, an average of 554 new coronavirus cases are reported daily, with an average of 10 deaths reported per day. This compares with daily averages of 545 cases and 20 deaths in September.

The state continues to have an average of more than 100 cases per day than in May just before the June-July fall load explosion.

The Arizona Department of Health’s October 7 report shows 604 new cases and 20 deaths in the past 24 hours. That brings the state’s cumulative total to 222,538 positive tests and 5,733 deaths since testing began in January.

Arizona’s cumulative positive test rate has dropped to 10.2%. The bed capacity in the intensive care unit at the Arizona hospital is currently 81%.

COVID-19 cases and deaths per month

-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.

– So far in October, 3,326 cases and 59 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.

-October, 554 cases per day.

Arizona didn’t nearly double the daily high of 5,416 cases reported on June 29. As of July 9, the state no longer had 4,000 or more new cases in a 24-hour reporting period. July 15 was the last time the state reported 3,000 cases in a single day. July 21 was the last day that 2,000 cases were reported. September 18 was the last day 1,000 or more cases were reported.

Yavapai County Community Health Services reports three new cases in the Sedona Verde Valley in the past 24 hours. A COVID-19 patient is currently being hospitalized at Verde Valley Medical Center.

Demographic breakdown of cases in Arizona

Wednesday morning’s ADHD data shows the age group 65 and over caused 4,074 of the state’s 5,733 deaths. There have been reported 909 deaths in people aged 55 to 64 years.

ADHD reports that women in Arizona are more likely to get the virus than men (52%), but more men than women die from COVID-19 (57%).

Place of the falls

Maricopa County has the highest number of coronavirus cases in Arizona at 144,342. It follows:

-Pima County has 26,092 cases.

-Yuma County, 12,883 cases.

-Pinal County, 10,859 cases.

-Navajo County, 5,848 cases.

-Coconino County, 4,343 cases.

-Mohave County, 4,075 cases

-Apache County, 3,642 cases.

Test data

ADHD reports 1.81 million Arizona people have been tested for COVID-19, with the state’s positive testing rate currently standing at 10.2%.

People between the ages of 20 and 44 had the highest number of positive tests with 335 deaths (107,328). Seniors 65 years and older have 25,252 positive tests with 4,074 deaths.


Yavapai County

Yavapai County Community Health Services reports three new cases in the Sedona Verde Valley in the past 24 hours. There were 2,656 positive test results across the county, with 84 deaths and 1,411 patients recovering from coronavirus.

YCCHS has reported 750 cases in the Sedona-Verde Valley area since testing began. This sum includes:

-288 confirmed in Cottonwood.

-159 at Camp Verde.

-107 in Sedona.

-68 in Clarkdale.

-52 in Rimrock.

-37 in the village of Oak Creek.

-38 in Cornville.

-A case elsewhere in the Verde Valley.

YCCHS reports that 44,739 people in Yavapai County have been tested for COVID-19, with 94.1% of those people being negative.

In Yavapai County, women outperform men by 1,519 to 1,136 points in positive COVID-19 tests, according to YCCHS.


Hospital reports

Wednesday morning, Verde Valley Medical Center reported a COVID positive patient who was admitted with 11 tests pending. Cottonwood Hospital showed a census of 59 patients, three of whom were in critical care.

Flagstaff Medical Center reported six positive tests with 16 pending results. FMC enrolled 198 patients; 32 of these patients are in intensive care.


US and global totals

According to the latest estimates of US and global cases of COVID-19, the US case count stood at 7.53 million as of Wednesday morning. According to Johns Hopkins University, the US death toll was 211,000, the highest of any nation in the world.

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 35.9 million cases worldwide, with 1.05 million deaths and 25 million recoveries.

COVID-19 Confirmed Cases in Arizona

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

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