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This is a story that is regularly updated with the latest information about the coronavirus and its impact in Arizona and beyond on Sunday, November 8.
PHOENIX ̵1; Arizona health authorities reported 1,880 new coronavirus infections and an additional 17 deaths on Sunday morning.
This week’s case count is the highest since the last week of July.
That leaves Arizona’s recorded total of 259,264 COVID-19 infections and 6,164 deaths, according to the Arizona Department of Health.
Key indicators of the severity of the pandemic in Arizona have fallen significantly from their summer peak, but cases and hospital admissions are trending up from the previous month. The death toll increased last week.
The number of inpatients at a hospital with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infection in Arizona rose to 1,185 on Saturday. This is 102% higher than October 1, then 586, and the highest since Aug. 16.
The number of COVID-19 patients in ICU beds rose 23 to 272 on Saturday, more than double the 125 mark on October 1 and the most since August 27.
Hospital admissions are still well below the pandemic peak of 3,517 inpatients and 970 ICU patients, both recorded on July 13.
Arizona’s positive weekly percentage of the COVID-19 diagnostic test, an indicator of the extent of the virus’s spread in the community, reached its highest level in two months.
The weekly rate is 9% for the 75,910 tests recorded this week. It was 7% for the previous week, the highest since it was 8% for the week starting August 2nd.
The weekly rate was as high as 20% by the end of June.
The rate of positivity is officially based on when the samples were taken, not when they were reported, so the percentages in recent weeks have fluctuated as laboratories start testing and results. recorded by the state.
According to the Associated Press track, the seven-day average for the state health department’s reported new cases was 1,634 on Saturday, according to the Associated Press track, the highest since July 7. 8, three times higher than the October 1 mark of 480.
The average seven-day average number of new reported deaths rose to 24 for Saturday, more than four times the 5.57 mark for October 14.
The seven-day average is still far below a peak of 3,844 on July 6 and 94 deaths on July 30.
The Arizona Department of Health’s daily reports, which show case, death, and testing data, once the state receives their statistics and validates them, which could be a few days or more late. They do not represent actual operation in the past 24 hours.
Hospitalization data is published each morning reported the night before by hospitals.
As cases soared in June, local authorities in many parts of Arizona – including the entire Maricopa County – implemented mask requests and Governor Doug Ducey issued a sub-district executive order. state to close some businesses and restrict restaurant use.
The spread of COVID-19 slows down after those steps are taken. All of Arizona’s counties have since met standards set by the department of health that will allow businesses to reopen under capacity limitations and other regulations.
COVID-19, the new coronavirus disease, does not affect some people and causes severe debilitation or death in others. Infected people with no symptoms – including but not limited to cough, fever, and difficulty breathing – are capable of transmitting the virus.
Here are the latest developments on Sunday in terms of the coronavirus pandemic from across the state, country, and the world:
- Globally, there have been more than 49.96 million COVID-19 infections and 1.25 million deaths as of Sunday morning, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. The US figure is about 9.86 million cases and 237,126 deaths.
According to @ KTAR923
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