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Arizona sets new high mark for one-day gain in COVID-19 cases: 1,127

VVN graphic/Dan Engler

VVN graphic/Dan Engler

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 1,127 new COVID-19 positive tests between Monday and Tuesday. That is the highest single-day gain in new cases since coronavirus documentation began in Arizona in January.

The Tuesday morning ADHS shows 21,250 positive test results in Arizona, with 941 deaths, 24 of which occurred in the past day.

It took the state 64 days to document Arizona’s first 1,000 COVID-19 cases. Sixty-five days later, Arizona has added more than 20,000 new cases.

Demographic breakdown of Arizona cases

The Tuesday morning ADHS data shows the 65-and-older age group has accounted for 731 of the state’s 941 deaths. There have been 114 deaths reported among people 55-64 years of age.

ADHS reports women contract the virus in higher numbers than men in Arizona (53%), but more men than women die from COVID-19 (54%).

Location of cases

Maricopa County has the highest number of coronavirus cases in Arizona with 10,536.

Pima County has 2,496 cases, with the next highest frequency being in Navajo County with 1,957 cases. Apache County has 1,569 documented cases. Coconino County has 1,173 positive tests.

Testing data

ADHS reports 336,589 Arizonans have been tested for COVID-19 with a 5.7% positive test ratio.

People between the ages of 20 and 44 have had the highest number of positive tests (8,683), but the fewest deaths (45). Seniors 65-and-older have tested positive 4,032 times with 731 deaths.

The Arizona Department of Health Services website,, includes detailed information on the ethnicity of coronavirus in Arizona as well as a zip code map that shows the location of confirmed cases.

Yavapai County

Yavapai County Community Health Services’ Tuesday morning report shows 302 confirmed positive tests with 143 patients who have now recovered from the virus. There have been six deaths reported in Yavapai County

YCCHS reports 61 cases in the Sedona-Verde Valley region with 22 confirmed in Cottonwood, 17 in Sedona, 11 in Camp Verde and 11 throughout the rest of the Verde Valley. There are 119 confirmed cases at the Mingus Mountain Academy girls school.

YCCHS reports 11,293 people in Yavapai County have been tested for COVID-19 with 97.3% of those being negative.

Women outpace men by a 202-97 margin for positive COVID-19 tests in Yavapai County, according to YCCHS.


Hospital Reports

Tuesday, Verde Valley Medical Center in Cottonwood reported a hospital census of 51 patients with eight in critical care. VVMC reports zero positive cases of coronavirus with 19 tests pending.

Flagstaff Medical Center reports 27 positive tests with 60 results pending. FMC has admitted 172 patients; 34 of those patients are in critical care.


U.S. and global totals

The most recent estimates of U.S. and global cases of COVID-19 put the U.S. caseload at 1.85 million Tuesday morning, with the U.S. death tally at 107,000, the highest of any nation in the world, according to Johns Hopkins University. More than 412,000 Americans have recovered from COVID-19.

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 6.06 million cases reported worldwide, with 371,000 deaths.

COVID-19 confirmed cases in Arizona

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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