Number of coronavirus cases in Arizona surpasses 3,000 mark
PHOENIX — The number of reported coronavirus cases in Arizona surpassed the 3,000 mark on Thursday morning.
The Arizona health department reported an increase of 292 coronavirus positive tests and nine deaths in its daily report.
The state’s totals during the COVID-19 outbreak are now 3,018 cases and 89 deaths, with 37,178 tests given.
The Arizona Department of Health Services has been providing daily case and testing updates on its website each morning.
The state reported 2,726 cases and 80 deaths, with 34,564 tests given, on Wednesday.
The number of cases in Maricopa County, the state’s most-populous and hardest-hit county, increased by 130 to 1,689 on Thursday, according to the state report.
The Phoenix-area death total increased by two to 39. Of Maricopa County’s cases, 19% of patients have required hospitalization. Fifteen of the county’s deaths and 109 cases are from long-term care facilities.
Because of a shortage of supplies, health officials have prioritized at-risk populations and people showing serious symptoms for getting tested. In most cases, a positive diagnosis won’t change a patient’s treatment plan.
Nationally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 12,754 deaths from more than 395,000 COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday’s daily update.
According to data compiled and regularly updated by Johns Hopkins University, there were more than 1.5 million cases and around 90,000 deaths globally as of Thursday morning.
For most people, coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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