No new Arizona deaths from coronavirus reported Monday morning
PHOENIX – Less than a week after reporting a record number of daily coronavirus fatalities, the Arizona health department reported no new deaths from COVID-19 on Monday morning.
It was the first time in over a month when the state didn’t report any daily deaths.
The number of new positive tests for coronavirus went up by 190 on Monday to 6,716.
There have now been 66,543 tests given in Arizona, an increase of 1,732 from the previous day.
The Arizona Department of Health Services has been providing case and testing updates on its website each morning. The daily report includes details about deaths and hospital capacity plus a ZIP code map of cases. (Check your ZIP code in the chart below.)
The daily death total peaked Tuesday and Wednesday last week, when 21 fatalities were reported each morning.
The state reported totals of 6,526 cases and 275 deaths on Sunday morning, with 64,811 tests given.
Arizona’s hospital resources have remained relatively stable over the last two weeks, with about 70% of emergency room beds and more than 20% of ICU units and inpatient beds remaining available.
Additionally, 70% of Arizona’s supply of ventilators has remained available.
With labs around the state having ramped up capacity, Health Director Dr. Cara Christ said last week in a blog post that COVID-19 testing criteria have been expanded to include anyone who believes they have been exposed to or potentially infected with the virus.
Previously, testing was prioritized for at-risk populations, people showing serious symptoms and health care workers.
In most cases, a positive test won’t change a patient’s treatment plan.
Coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, 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 53,922 deaths from more than 957,000 COVID-19 cases as of Monday’s daily U.S. update.
According to data compiled and regularly updated by Johns Hopkins University, there were more than 3 million cases and over 210,000 deaths globally as of Monday morning.