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Arizona reports 222 new coronavirus cases, 6 additional deaths

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PHOENIX — The Arizona health department reported 222 new coronavirus cases Monday morning with 6 more deaths.

The number of cases statewide has now reached 16,561 with 806 deaths.

There have been 268,384 combined tests for active COVID-19 infections (PCR testing) and antibodies (serology testing) in the state as of Monday, an increase of more than 55,000 from last week.

The number of tests that have returned positive is 5.6%, a number that has decreased by just over 1% in the last two weeks.

Of the 187,782 tests for the virus, 6.7% have come back positive.

In the more than 80,500 tests for antibodies, 3% have returned positive.

The Arizona Department of Health Services has been providing case and testing updates on its website each morning. The dashboard includes, among other information, testing trends, updated hospital capacity and a ZIP code map of cases.

The daily reports aren’t meant to represent the actual activity over the past 24 hours, as the data presented comes after the state receives statistics and compiles them. This process can take several days.

In the past week, 2,391 cases of the virus have been reported with 120 additional deaths.

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 outcomes, including pneumonia and death.

Nationally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 97,049 deaths from more than 1.62 million COVID-19 cases as of Sunday’s daily U.S. update.

According to data compiled and regularly updated by Johns Hopkins University, there were more than 5.4 million cases and 345,589 deaths globally as of Monday morning.

For all articles, information and updates on the coronavirus from KTAR News, visit ktar.com/coronavirus.

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