This is a regularly updated story for September 12 in Arizona and beyond Saturday, with the latest information, news and updates about Coronavirus.
PHOENIX – Arizona health officials reported 605 new coronovirus cases and 27 more deaths on Saturday morning.
According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, the state’s documented total totals are 208,128 COVID-19 infections and 5,315 deaths.
A number of key metrics about the severity of Arizona’s epidemic, including coronovirus-related hospitals, are at or near the lowest in months.
The number of Arizona confirmed or suspected COVID-19 inpatients fell to 574 on Friday, the lowest since April 16.
The number of COVID-19 patients in ICU beds increased to 185, an increase from the day before but still the second lowest at 155 on April 8, the first day AZDHS reported.
On July 13, COVID-19 inpatients reached 3,517, and COVID-19 patients in ICU beds topped 970 on the same day.
Overall, in-patient beds were 82% full on Fridays for the third consecutive day. Inpatient occupancy rates reached 88% on 9–10 July.
The ICU occupancy rate was 78% for the third consecutive day. The ICU occupancy rate is above 91% on 7 July.
Hospital beds data on the Health Department’s website does not include surge beds that have not been activated, but could potentially increase capacity.
Arizona’s weekly positive rate for COVID-19 clinical trials is expected to remain 4% for the fourth consecutive week, its lowest since the epidemic early in March. This was equivalent to 20% at the end of June.
Weekly rates are taken when samples are taken when they are not reported, so the percentage may fluctuate for recent weeks as labs are caught on test and the results are documented by the state.
The Arizona Health Department’s daily report obtains and confirms the state’s statistics after the current case, death, and trial data, which may lag several days or longer. They do not represent actual activity in the last 24 hours.
Hospital figures posted each morning, however, are 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 Dog Daisy was forced by the government to close some businesses and ban restaurant occupancy Issued statewide executive orders to prohibit.
The spread of COVID-19 soon slowed down and has been steadily declining since the peak of the epidemic. The majority of the state has benchmarks set by the Department of Health that allow some businesses to reopen under capacity restrictions and other regulations.
The seven-day average for the newly reported cases was 406 on Friday, according to tracking by The Associated Press. It has returned after a minor collision in early September and is the lowest since May 28.
The seven-day average of newly reported deaths was 19.82, the lowest since June 12.
The seven-day average for new cases reached 3,844 on July 6, and the death toll on July 30 reached a high of 94.
COVID-19, a disease caused by the novel coronavirus, has no effect on some people and is severely debilitating or fatal for 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 developments on Friday about the coronovirus epidemic of the state, country and the world:
- Globally, more than 28.5 million COVID-19 cases and 916,000 deaths occurred as of Saturday morning, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. The US figures were about 6.4 million cases and 193,000 deaths.