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This is a constantly updated story with the latest information, news and updates about the corona virus and its impact in Arizona and beyond on Wednesday, September 23rd.
PHOENIX – Arizona health officials recorded 438 new corona virus cases and 27 deaths Wednesday morning.
According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, this is the state’s total of 215,284 COVID-19 infections and 5,525 deaths.
Many important measurements of the severity of Arizona’s epidemic, including hospitalization related to the corona virus, are at or near the lowest they have been in months.
The number of confirmed or suspected COVID-19 inpatients in Arizona rose to 583 for the second day in a row on Tuesday, the highest since last Wednesday.
However, the number of COVID-19 patients in ICU beds dropped to 114.
On July 13, COVID-19 inpatients rose to 3,517, while COVID-19 patients topped the ICU beds at 970.
Overall, inpatient beds were 80% full on Tuesday, 1 point higher than the previous day. On July 9-10, the inpatient rate rose to 88%.
The ICU aggression rate was 78% for the second day in a row. On July 7, the ICU aggression rate rose to 91%.
Hospital bed data on the Department of Health website do not include unimplemented rise beds, but they may increase efficiency.
Arizona’s weekly positive rate for COVID – 19 diagnostic tests has been 4% for the past three weeks, but so far this week it is 5%, 7,624 trials have been implemented.
The positive rate was as high as 20% at the end of June.
Weekly rates are based on when samples are taken, not when they are reported, so labs get stuck in testing and results vary by percentage in recent weeks and results are documented by state.
Arizona Department of Health Daily reports After obtaining the current case, death and test data state statistics and confirming them, it will be several days or more behind. In the last 24 hours they did not indicate actual activity.
However, the hospital data posted each morning is reported by the previous evening hospitals.
As cases rose in June, local governments in many parts of Arizona – including Marigopa County – enforced masking requirements, and the government issued statewide administrative orders to close some businesses and restrict restaurants.
The prevalence of COVID-19 is rapidly declining and steadily declining from the peak of the epidemic. Much of the state has been hit by restrictions established by the Department of Health that allow certain departments to reopen under capacity restrictions and other regulations.
The seven-day average for newly announced cases rose to 805.29 on Tuesday as part of an improvement due to the addition of the recently approved diagnostic testing process last week. Tracking Wrote the Associated Press, the highest since August 19 but rising to 3,844 on July 6.
The seven-day average of newly announced deaths fell to 22, which was higher than last week, but the July 30 peak was 94.
COVID-19, a disease caused by the corona virus novel, does not cause any harm to some, and it weakens or is dangerous to others. People affected without Symptoms – These include coughs, fevers and difficulty breathing – they are capable of transmitting the virus.
Below are the latest developments on Wednesday about corona virus outbreaks in the state, country and around the world: