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This is a regularly updated story with the latest information about Coronavirus and its impact in Arizona. Sunday, 15 November.
PHOENIX – Arizona health officials on Sunday reported 2,383 new coronovirus cases with two additional deaths.
According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, those metrics put the state’s documented totals at 275,436 COVID-19 infections and 6,302 fatalities.
Sunday’s report concludes the two-day stretch of more than 3,000 reported coronavirus cases. The count was marked three times last week, the first time since July 31 that several cases had occurred in a single day.
Major epidemics in Arizona have been growing at the rate of metrics since the first wave hit June and July. Cases have been increasing since the beginning of October, while the deaths began about three weeks later in a single course.
The number of confirmed or suspected COVID-19 hospital patients in Arizona rose overnight to 1,506 on Saturday, the highest since August 10. On 1 October, it was 586.
The number of COVID-19 patients in ICU beds increased to 368 on Saturday, up from 125 on October 1 and the highest since August 19.
The hospital remains well below the epidemic of 3,517 patients and 970 ICU patients on 13 July.
Arizona’s weekly percentage positivity for the COVID-19 diagnostic test, an indicator of how much the virus is spreading in the community, reached its highest level in three months.
The weekly rate was recorded at 10% last week through 72,163 trials, as it was the same for the week beginning July 26.
The rate, which peaked at 20% at the end of June, was 9% for 113,232 trials recorded before the previous week.
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 average seven-day average for newly reported cases from the state Department of Health increased to 2,238.43 on Saturday.
The seven-day average new report had 21.86 on Saturday, a smaller bump than Friday and the same number on Thursday. The month started at 15.21 on average and rose to 26.14 on 8 November.
The seven-day average is below 3,844 cases on July 6 and 94 deaths on July 30.
The Arizona Health Department’s daily report contains case, death, and trial statistics, as the state receives and confirms the figures, which can lag for several days or longer. They do not represent actual activity in the last 24 hours.
The hospitalization data posted each morning is reported by hospitals the previous evening.
As cases skyrocketed in June, local governments in many parts of Arizona – including all of Maricopa County – implemented face mask requirements, and the government to close some businesses and restrict restaurant occupancy Issued statewide executive orders.
After those steps the prevalence of COVID-19 slowed down for a few months. All counties in Arizona have since had benchmarks set up by the Department of Health to allow closed businesses to reopen under capacity restrictions and other regulations.
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.
Below are the latest Sunday events about the coronovirus epidemic of the state, country and the world:
- Globally, there were more than 54.05 million COVID-19 cases and 1.31 million deaths as of Sunday morning, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. The US figures were about 10.91 million cases and 245,615 deaths.
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