Arizona up to 3,112 coronavirus cases, 97 deaths during outbreak
PHOENIX — The Arizona health department reported an increase of 94 coronavirus positive tests and eight deaths in its daily report Friday morning.
The state’s totals during the COVID-19 outbreak are now 3,112 cases and 97 deaths, with 37,734 tests given.
The Arizona Department of Health Services has been providing daily case and testing updates on its website each morning.
The state reported 3,018 cases and 89 deaths, with 37,178 tests given, on Thursday morning.
The number of cases in Maricopa County, the state’s most-populous and hardest-hit county, increased by 146 to 1,741 on Friday, according to the state report.
The Phoenix-area death total increased by two to 41. Of Maricopa County’s cases, 20% of patients have required hospitalization. Sixteen of the county’s deaths and 128 cases are from long-term care facilities.
On Thursday afternoon, the Arizona health department announced it would start reporting additional data about coronavirus cases on Sunday, including zip code locations.
The extra information will also include race/ethnic background, age and gender of those who have died from COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.
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.
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.
Nationally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 16,570 deaths from more than 450,000 COVID-19 cases as of Friday’s daily update.
According to data compiled and regularly updated by Johns Hopkins University, there were more than 1.65 million cases and around 100,000 deaths globally as of Friday morning.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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