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This is a regularly updated story that tells the latest information about coronavirus and its impact in Arizona. 31, 2021.
PHOENIX – Health officials in Arizona reported 5,025 new coronavirus cases on Sunday and 22 additional deaths from COVID-19.
According to the Arizona Department of Health Services’ COVID-19 dashboard, the state documents a total of 758,404 infections and 13,120 fatalities.
According to a Saturday update from the US Centers for Disease Control, Arizona continued to lead the nation in average cases per capita over the past seven days and slipped to No. 2 from Alabama for deaths.
Key metrics indicate that the surge in Arizona, which began in November, is at its peak, reflecting national trends, but the virus is widespread throughout the state.
The number of confirmed or suspected COVID-19 patients from Arizona fell to 3,664 on Saturday, the lowest since December 13. The number of ICU beds used by COVID-19 patients fell to 979, the lowest since Christmas day.
Statewide, COVID-19 patients accounted for 42% of all inpatient beds and 54% of all ICU beds on Saturday. Overall, Inpatient beds were 90% full and ICU beds 91% of capacity.
Arizona’s weekly percentage positivity for the COVID-19 diagnostic test is an indicator of how much the virus is spreading in the community, recurring but remains at an adequate level.
Of the 97,009 people tested so far this week, 16% received a positive result, which would be the fourth consecutive weekly decline. For 154,860 people tested last week, the positive rate is 19%.
Official positivity rates occur when samples are taken, not when they are reported, as the percentage of recent weeks may fluctuate as labs are caught on test and the results are documented by the state.
According to tracking by the Associated Press, the state health department’s seven-day average for newly reported coronovirus cases was 5,431.71 on Saturday, the second-lowest mark at 5. 5. Seven-day of newly-reported COVID-19 deaths The average of K declined. 132.57.
The state daily updates the state statistics after the current case, death and trial data, and confirms them, which may lag by several days or more. They do not represent actual activity in the last 24 hours.
Hospitalization data posted each morning is electronically reported by the 100 hospitals in the state the previous evening, as required under the executive order.
COVID-19, a disease caused by the novel coronavirus, has no effect on some people and is severely debilitating or fatal to others. Infected people without symptoms – including but not limited to cough, fever and difficulty breathing – are capable of spreading the virus.
Clinical testing is available at hundreds of locations throughout Arizona and anyone with symptoms or who can be exposed to an infected person should be excluded. Information about places, programs and registration can be found on the website of the Department of Health Services.
The department also has a vaccine-finder page containing a map of active and pending locations and information about registration.
Below are Saturday’s latest developments about the state, country and the world’s coronovirus epidemic:
- Globally, there were approximately 102.67 million COVID-19 cases and 2.22 million deaths as of Saturday morning, according to Johns Hopkins University research. The US figures were 26.07 million cases and 439,536 deaths.