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Verde Valley sees 10 new COVID cases in past day

After picking up 11 new cases over the weekend, the Verde Valley now has 10 more new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, according to Yavapai Community Health Services.

Four of the cases were reported in Cottonwood, with Camp Verde and Sedona each reporting two new cases. There was one new case reported in both the Village of Oak Creek and Rimrock.

Across Arizona, the Department of Health Services reports 683 new cases and 10 deaths in the past day. That pushes Arizona’s cumulative case numbers to 226,734 with 5,767 deaths.

Arizona’s COVID-19 death count is at its lowest level since April. So far this month the state is seeing a minor surge in positive tests. The state continues to average more than 100 cases each day than what was experienced in May just before the June-July caseload explosion.

COVID-19 cases and deaths by month

-12,475 cases and 597 deaths in May.

-63,920 cases and 803 deaths in June.

-92,930 cases and 1,977 deaths in July.

-25,307 cases and 1,297 deaths in August.

-16,361 cases and 600 deaths in September.

-So far in October, 7,476 cases and 92 deaths.

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

-May, 415 new cases each day.

-June, 2,130 new cases each day.

-July, 2,997 new cases each day.

-August, 816 cases each day.

-September, 545 cases each day.

-October, 623 cases each day.

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. Sept. 18 was the last day in which 1,000 or more cases was reported.

Demographic breakdown of Arizona cases

The Tuesday morning ADHS data shows the 65-and-older age group has accounted for 4,096 of the state’s 5,767 deaths. There have been 917 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 147,010. That is followed by:

-Pima County has 26,516 cases.

-Yuma County, 13,089 cases.

-Pinal County, 11,123 cases.

-Navajo County, 5,923 cases.

-Coconino County, 4,529 cases.

-Mohave County, 4,096 cases

-Apache County, 3,708 cases.

Testing data

ADHS reports 1.88 million Arizonans have been tested for COVID-19 with the state’s positive test ratio currently standing at 10%.

People between the ages of 20 and 44 have had the highest number of positive tests (109,194), with 337 deaths. Seniors 65-and-older have tested positive 25,763 times with 4,096 deaths.

See www.azdhs.gov.

Yavapai County

Yavapai County Community Health Services reports 10 new Sedona-Verde Valley cases in the past day. Throughout the county, there have been 2,725 positive test results with 86 deaths and 1,459 patients having recovered from coronavirus.

YCCHS reports 782 cases in the Sedona-Verde Valley region since testing began. That total includes:

-300 confirmed in Cottonwood.

-169 in Camp Verde.

-111 in Sedona.

-69 in Clarkdale.

-53 in Rimrock.

-38 in the Village of Oak Creek.

-40 in Cornville.

-Two cases elsewhere in the Verde Valley.

YCCHS reports 46,343 people in Yavapai County have been tested for COVID-19 with 94.1% of those being negative.

Women outpace men by a 1,552-1,171 margin for positive COVID-19 tests in Yavapai County, according to YCCHS.

See www.yavapai.us/chs.

Hospital Reports

Tuesday morning, Verde Valley Medical Center reported two COVID-positive patient admitted with one test pending. The Cottonwood hospital showed a census of 39 patients with four in critical care.

Flagstaff Medical Center reported 10 positive tests with nine results pending. FMC has admitted 183 patients; 33 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 7.84 million Tuesday morning, with the U.S. death tally at 215,000, 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 37.9 million cases worldwide, with 1.08 million deaths and 26.3 million recoveries.

COVID-19 confirmed cases in Arizona

Aug. 27, 200,139 cases

July 22, 150,609 cases

July 6 101,441 cases

July 3 91,858 cases

July 1 84,092 cases

June 27 70,051 cases

June 25 63,030 cases

June 21 52,390 cases

June 17 40,924 cases

June 11 31,264 cases

June 1 20,123 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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