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Sunday, Oct. 11 This is a constantly updated story with the latest information, news and updates about the corona virus and its impact in Arizona and beyond.
PHOENIX – Arizona health officials reported 597 new corona virus cases and no additional deaths Sunday morning.
According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, this is the state’s total of 225,575 COVID-19 infections and 5,759 deaths.
Major measurements of the severity of the epidemic in Arizona have dropped dramatically since the summer peak, although corona virus-related hospitals have been on the rise recently.
The number of confirmed or suspected COVID-19 hospital inpatients in Arizona dropped to 630 on Saturday, 55 less than the previous day.
After rising for eight days in a row, the number of COVID-19 patients in ICU beds dropped to 144 on Saturday, the fourth time since September 13. As of September 22, it was an epidemic-low of 114.
COVID-19 hospital enrollment numbers are still lower than the peak of 3,517 inpatients and 970 patients in the ICU beds, both of which were recorded on July 13th.
Arizona’s weekly percentage for the COVID-19 diagnostic test will be 4% for the sixth week in a row, with 59,656 trials recorded so far this week.
The positive rate indicating how much the virus is spreading in the community 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 hospitalized information posted each morning is reported by the previous evening hospitals.
The seven-day average of the state health department’s newly reported cases was 654.14 as of Saturday Tracking Issued by Associated Press. It is the highest since September 24, but much lower than the July 6 high of 3,844.
The seven-day average of newly reported deaths increased by 14.17 to 7.71, the number being below 10 for three consecutive days. The death toll rose to 94 on July 30.
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. All counties in Arizona have hit the limits established by the Department of Health, which allows certain businesses to reopen under capacity restrictions and other regulations.
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.
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