Arizona tops 128,000 cases of coronavirus

Independent Newsmedia
Posted 7/14/20

The Arizona Department of Health Services is reporting over 128,000 cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday morning.

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Arizona tops 128,000 cases of coronavirus


The Arizona Department of Health Services is reporting over 128,000 cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday morning.

In Arizona, there are 128,097 cases and 2,337 deaths of the novel coronavirus, up 4,273 and 92 from Sunday morning, respectively. That computes to a 1.82% death rate of confirmed cases in the state.

Arizona — the 14th most populous state in the U.S. — is one of nine states with over 100,000 cases.

The AZDHS says a partner did not report labs in time to be included in the Monday update, so their numbers are reflected in Tuesday’s update. Also, 23 of the 92 deaths being reported are due to death certification matching.

The Maricopa County Department of Public Health reports 83,569 cases and 1,171 deaths in Arizona’s most populous county. State and county numbers differ depending on reporting times.

Maricopa County shows a case rate of 1,878 cases per 100,000 residents, using 2019 Census Bureau estimates. The state average is 1,760. Santa Cruz County has the highest at 4,749 cases per 100,000 residents.

The coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms such as fever and cough for most people.

But for some — especially older adults and people with existing health problems — it can cause more severe illness including pneumonia, and death.