PHOENIX (AP) – A top hospital official urged Arizona residents to help curb the spread of coronavirus by looking at alternatives to traditional Thanksgiving gatherings because the state has reported over 2,000 case of COVID-19 supplemented for a second time in three days on 7 November.
Dr. Marjorie Bessell, clinical director of Banner Health, said: “Gathering in large groups and having close contact with others outside of your immediate household puts you and those around you at risk. ro ”. “I know we̵7;re asking a lot of you.”
Banner operates 23 hospitals in Arizona and several in other states.
The state Department of Health reported 2,621 new known COVID-19 cases with 33 deaths, bringing the state’s total to 257,384 and 6,147 deaths.
The number of infections is thought to be much higher because many people have not been tested, and studies show that people can be infected without feeling sick.
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Cases and hospitalizations have steadily increased in Arizona since the end of September and throughout October after bottoming out in August after Arizona was a national hotspot in June and July.
State officials say the boom is getting worse after schools and businesses partially reopened and are expected to be more contagious in the coming weeks due to social gatherings, including Thanksgiving family gatherings.
Hospitals are still below summer’s peak, but Bessell said the coronavirus is currently spreading at its fastest pace since June.
“Arizona is experiencing the uncontrolled spread of COVID-19, as is most other states in the country,” Bessell said in an emailed statement.
According to Johns Hopkins University data analyzed by The Associated Press, an average of seven days in Arizona for new daily cases, the number of daily deaths and the degree of test activity increased over the past two weeks ,
The rotating average for new daily cases increased from 913 on 23 October to 1,531 on Friday while the average for daily deaths increased from 8.4 to 25 and the average for test positive increased from 8.9% to 13%.
For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as a fever and a cough that will go away in two to three weeks. For some people, especially the elderly and those with health problems, it can cause more serious illness, including pneumonia and death. The vast majority of people recover.
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