Arizona tops 180,000 cases of COVID-19

Independent Newsmedia
Posted 8/4/20

The Arizona Department of Health Services is reporting over 180,000 cases of as of Tuesday morning.

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Arizona tops 180,000 cases of COVID-19


The Arizona Department of Health Services is reporting over 180,000 cases of as of Tuesday morning.

In Arizona, there are 180,505 cases and 3,845 deaths of the novel coronavirus, up 1,008 and 66 from Monday morning, respectively. That equates to a 2.13% death rate of confirmed cases in the state.

The number of cases could be far higher because many people have not been tested, and some can be infected without feeling sick.

The Maricopa County Department of Public Health is reporting 121,055 cases and 2,075 deaths in Arizona’s most populous county. State and county numbers differ due to reporting times.

Maricopa County shows a case rate of 2,715 cases per 100,000 residents, using 2019 estimates. The state rate is 2,480. Santa Cruz County has the highest at 5,630 cases per 100,000 residents.

In-patient hospitalizations, ventilators in use and intensive care unit occupancy continued to trend downward slightly. As of Sunday, 23,697 cases have been discharged from the hospital.

Gov. Doug Ducey’s office said Monday that he plans to meet with President Donald Trump and members of the White House coronavirus task force on Wednesday in the Oval Office.

The coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms such as fever and cough for most people. The vast majority of people who are diagnosed with COVID-19 recover.

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