Arizona has surpassed 87,000 cases of the novel coronavirus as of Thursday morning.
The Arizona Department of Health Services reports 87,425 cases and 1,757 deaths of the novel coronavirus, up 3,333 and 37 from Wednesday, respectively.
The numbers of cases per 100,000 residents in the state is 1,201 as of Monday, using 2019 estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. Maricopa County is above that with 1,221 cases per 100,000 residents. Santa Cruz County is at 3,977 cases per 100,000 residents, the highest in the state. Navajo and Apache counties, which include parts of the Navajo Nation, are at 3,375 and 3,346 per 100,000 residents, respectively.
While Arizona does not report recoveries, the AZDHS says 10,132 cases have been discharged from the hospital as of Wednesday. AZDHS reported 422 cases were discharged Wednesday along, the highest since the pandemic began.
Worldometers.info, which uses estimates from John Hopkins University, shows 9,715 of the state’s cases have recovered as of Thursday morning.
For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks.
But for some — especially older adults and people with existing health problems — it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death.