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43 COVID-19 deaths in Arizona in past 24 hours

VVN graphic/Dan Engler

VVN graphic/Dan Engler


Blitz Testing to Continue

Spectrum Healthcare will be continuing with the AZ Testing Blitz for the next two Saturdays, May 23 and 30, with shortened hours. They will be set up at 651 Mingus Avenue in Cottonwood, and in Prescott at 990 Willow Creek Road from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 43 COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hours. That pushes the state’s coronavirus death tally to 747 as the overall Arizona caseload has grown to 14,987.

The Wednesday morning ADHS report also shows a continued decline in Arizona’s positive-test ratio with 5.8% of 227,099 tests yielding a positive result.

With 331 new positive tests in the past 24 hours, ADHS has documented 7,249 new COVID-19 cases in Arizona this month.

Demographic breakdown of Arizona cases

The Wednesday morning ADHS data shows the 65-and-older age group has accounted for 593 of the state’s 747 deaths. There have been 87 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 (55%).

Location of cases

Maricopa County has the highest number of coronavirus cases in Arizona with 7,644.

Pima County has 1,903 cases, with the next highest frequency being in Navajo County with 1,361 cases. Apache County has 1,080 documented cases. Coconino County has 961 positive tests.

Testing data

People between the ages of 20 and 44 have had the highest number of positive tests (5,826), but the fewest deaths (28). Seniors 65-and-older have tested positive 3,140 times with 593 deaths.

The Arizona Department of Health Services website, www.azdhs.gov, 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’ Wednesday morning report shows 272 confirmed positive tests, six deaths and 38 patients who have recovered from the virus. There have been 92 new cases in Yavapai County since May 10.

Of the six deaths among county patients, all have been seniors 65 and older; four men and two women. Two of the deaths were Verde Valley patients; four were from the Quad-Cities area.

YCCHS reports 49 cases in the Sedona-Verde Valley region with 13 confirmed cases in Cottonwood, 17 in Sedona, 10 in Camp Verde and nine throughout the rest of the Verde Valley. There are 113 confirmed cases at the Mingus Mountain Academy girls school.

YCCHS reports 8,596 people in Yavapai County have been tested for COVID-19 with 96.8% of those being negative.

Women outpace men by a 188-83 margin for positive COVID-19 tests in Yavapai County, according to YCCHS.

See www.yavapai.us/chs.

Hospital Reports

Wednesday, Verde Valley Medical Center in Cottonwood reported a hospital census of 67 patients with eight in critical care. VVMC reports zero positive cases of coronavirus with six tests pending.

Flagstaff Medical Center reports 19 positive tests with 35 results pending. FMC has admitted 201 patients; 43 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 1.56 million Wednesday morning, with the U.S. death tally at 92,333, the highest of any nation in the world, according to Johns Hopkins University. More than 298,000 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 4.93 million cases reported worldwide, with 324,000 deaths and 1.71 million recoveries.

COVID-19 confirmed cases in Arizona

May 20 14,897 cases

May 19 14,566 cases

May 18 14,170 cases

May 17 13,937 cases

May 16 13,631 cases

May 15 13,169 cases

May 14 12,674 cases

May 13 12,176 cases

May 12 11,736 cases

May 11 11,380 cases

May 10 11,119 cases

May 9 10,960 cases

May 8 10,526 cases

May 7 9,945 cases

May 6 9,707 cases

May 5 9,305 cases

May 4 8,919 cases

May 3 8,640 cases

May 2 8,364 cases

May 1 7,962 cases

April 30 7,648 cases

April 29 7,202 cases

April 28 6,948 cases

April 27 6,716 cases

April 26 6,526 cases

April 25 6,280 cases

April 24 6,045 cases

April 23 5,769 cases

April 22 5,459 cases

April 21 5,251 cases

April 20 5,064 cases

April 19 4,929 cases

April 18 4,719 cases

April 17 4,507 cases

April 16 4,234 cases

April 15 3,962 cases

April 14 3,806 cases

April 13 3,702 cases

April 12 3,539 cases

April 11 3,393 cases

April 10 3,112 cases

April 9 3,018 cases

April 8 2,726 cases

April 7 2,575 cases

April 6 2,456 cases

April 5 2,269 cases

April 4 2,019 cases

April 3 1,769 cases

April 2 1,598 cases

April 1 1,413 cases

March 31 1,289 cases

March 30 1,157 cases

March 29 919 cases

March 28 773 cases

March 27 665 cases

March 26 508 cases

March 25 401 cases

March 24 326 cases

March 23 235 cases

March 21 106 cases

March 20 63 cases

March 19 44 cases

Jan. 26 First Arizona case reported

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