COVID-19 cases continue decline in Arizona

It’s now been 18 days since Arizona last saw 1,000 or more new COVID-19 cases in a 24-hour reporting period.

The Friday morning report from the Arizona Department of Health Services shows 619 new cases and four deaths in the past day.

Arizona’s positive-test ratio remains steady at 11.9% cumulatively since testing began in January. Arizona hospital intensive care unit capacity also is holding steady at 78%.

So far in August, ADHS reports 19,864 positive tests and 941 deaths. That compares with:

-92,930 positive tests and 1,977 deaths in July.

-63,920 cases and 803 deaths in June.

-12,475 cases and 597 deaths in May.

Arizona’s daily average for new COVID-19 cases, by month:

-May, 415 new COVID-19 cases daily.

-June, 2,130 new cases each day.

-July, 2,997 new coronavirus cases each day.

-So far in August, the state is averaging 993 cases daily.

Arizona has not come close to duplicating the single-day high of 5,416 cases reported June 29. Not since July 9 has the state had 4,000 or more new cases in a 24-hour reporting period. July 15 was the last time the state reported 3,000 cases in a single day. July 21 was the last day 2,000 cases was reported. Aug. 3 was the last day in which 1,000 new cases was reported.

Yavapai County Community Health Services reports five Sedona-Verde Valley case in the past 24 hours. Verde Valley Medical Center currently has no COVID-19 patients admitted to the hospital.

Demographic breakdown of Arizona cases

The Friday morning ADHS data shows the 65-and-older age group has accounted for 3,354 of the state’s 4,688 deaths. There have been 726 deaths reported among people 55-64 years of age.

ADHS reports women contract the virus in higher numbers than men in Arizona (52%), but more men than women die from COVID-19 (57%).

Location of cases

Maricopa County has the highest number of coronavirus cases in Arizona with 131,166. That is followed by:

-Pima County has 20,173 cases.

-Yuma County, 12,009 cases.

-Pinal County, 9,107 cases.

-Navajo County, 5,489 cases.

-Apache County, 3,283 cases.

-Mohave County, 3,468 cases

-Coconino County, 3,222 cases.

Testing data

ADHS reports 1.383 million Arizonans have been tested for COVID-19 with the state’s positive test ratio currently standing at 11.9%.

People between the ages of 20 and 44 have had the highest number of positive tests (96,192), with 274 deaths. Seniors 65-and-older have tested positive 22,484 times with 3,354 deaths.

See www.azdhs.gov.

Yavapai County

Yavapai County Community Health Services reports five new Sedona-Verde Valley case in the past 24 hours. Throughout the county, there have been 2,224 positive test results with 76 deaths and 893 patients having recovered from coronavirus.

YCCHS reports 674 cases in the Sedona-Verde Valley region since testing began. That total includes:

-264 confirmed in Cottonwood.

-141 in Camp Verde.

-99 in Sedona.

-64 in Clarkdale.

-43 in Rimrock.

-33 in the Village of Oak Creek.

-29 in Cornville.

-One case elsewhere in the Verde Valley.

YCCHS reports 34,283 people in Yavapai County have been tested for COVID-19 with 93.5% of those being negative.

Women outpace men by a 1,268-936 margin for positive COVID-19 tests in Yavapai County, according to YCCHS.

See www.yavapai.us/chs.

Hospital Reports

Friday morning, Verde Valley Medical Center reported two COVID-positive patients admitted with two tests pending. The Cottonwood hospital showed a census of 39 patients with three in critical care.

Flagstaff Medical Center reported eight positive tests with 16 results pending. FMC has admitted 196 patients; 41 of those patients are in critical care.

See nahealth.com/covid-19-resources.

U.S. and global totals

The most recent estimates of U.S. and global cases of COVID-19 put the U.S. caseload at 5.59 million Friday morning, with the U.S. death tally at 174,000, the highest of any nation in the world, according to Johns Hopkins University.

More Americans have now died from COVID-19 than the death tallies from the 1957-58 Asian Flu pandemic (116,000 U.S. deaths) and the 1968 Hong Kong Flu pandemic (100,000 U.S. deaths). It still pales in comparison to the death count from the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic that claimed 675,000 American lives, and as many as 150 million worldwide.

AIDS claims about 13,000 U.S. lives each year.

The virus is present in all 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, according to the CDC.

There are an estimated 22.6 million cases worldwide, with 792,000 deaths and 14.5 million recoveries.

COVID-19 confirmed cases in Arizona

Aug. 21, 196,899 cases

Aug. 20, 196,280 cases

Aug. 19, 195,557 cases

Aug. 18, 194,920 cases

Aug. 17, 194,005 cases

Aug. 16, 193,597 cases

Aug. 15, 192,654 cases

Aug. 14, 191,721 cases

Aug. 13, 190,794 cases

Aug. 12, 189,443 cases

Aug. 11, 188,737 cases

Aug. 10, 187,523 cases

Aug. 9, 186,923 cases

Aug. 8, 186,107 cases

Aug. 7, 185,523 cases

Aug. 6, 183,647 cases

Aug. 5, 182,203 cases

Aug. 4, 180,505 cases

Aug. 3, 179,497 cases

Aug. 2, 178,467 cases

Aug. 1, 177,002 cases

July 31, 174,010 cases

July 30, 170,798 cases

July 29 168,273 cases

July 28 165,934 cases

July 27 163,827 cases

July 26 162,014 cases

July 25 160,041 cases

July 24, 156,301 cases

July 23 152,944 cases

July 22 150,609 cases

July 21 148,683 cases

July 20 145,183 cases

July 19 143,624 cases

July 18 141,265 cases

July 17 138,523 cases

July 16 134,613 cases

July 15 131,354 cases

July 14 128,097 cases

July 13 123,824 cases

July 12 122,467 cases

July 11 119,892 cases

July 10 116,892 cases

July 9 112,671 cases

July 8 108,614 cases

July 7 105,094 cases

July 6 101,441 cases

July 5 98,089 cases

July 4 94,553 cases

July 3 91,858 cases

July 2 87,425 cases

July 1 84,092 cases

June 30 79,215 cases

June 29 74,533 cases

June 28 73,908 cases

June 27 70,051 cases

June 26 66,458 cases

June 25 63,030 cases

June 24 59,974 cases

June 23 58,179 cases

June 22 54,586 cases

June 21 52,390 cases

June 20 49,798 cases

June 19 46,689 cases

June 18 43,443 cases

June 17 40,924 cases

June 16 39,097 cases

June 15 36,705 cases

June 14 35,691 cases

June 13 34,458 cases

June 12 32,918 cases

June 11 31,264 cases

June 10 29,852 cases

June 9 28,296 cases

June 8 27,678 cases

June 7 26,889 cases

June 6 25,451 cases

June 5 24,332 cases

June 3 22,223 cases

June 2 21,250 cases

June 1 20,123 cases

May 30 19,255 cases

May 29 18,465 cases

May 27 17,262 cases

May 23 16,039 cases

May 21 15,315 cases

May 18 14,170 cases

May 15 13,169 cases

May 13 12,176 cases

May 10 11,119 cases

May 8 10,526 cases

May 5 9,305 cases

May 2 8,364 cases

April 29 7,202 cases

April 24 6,045 cases

April 20 5,064 cases

April 16 4,234 cases

April 9 3,018 cases

April 4 2,019 cases

March 30 1,157 cases

Jan. 26 First confirmed Arizona case

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