Arizona Day by day Common for COVID-19 Instances Continues to Rise – AZFamily


PHOENIX (AP) – Arizona continues to see a slow but steady increase in the average number of coronavirus cases, which are reported as a decrease each day that is reversed through August and September.

The Arizona Department of Health reported 921 new virus cases on Saturday, bringing the total to 230,407 since the pandemic broke out. The state also reported 18 new deaths, bringing the total to 5,824.

Arizona Department of Health dashboard

Arizona was a national hotspot for the virus in June and early July. More than 3,000 new cases are reported every day. That fell to well below 500 a day last month.

But the average daily number is now rising, bringing warnings from some health professionals. The 7-day average of daily new cases in Arizona over the past two weeks has increased from 480 new cases per day on October 1 to 764 new cases per day on Thursday.

On Thursday there was also the first daily balance over 1,000 in a month.

For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough, which will improve in two to three weeks.

However, for some – especially older adults and people with existing health problems – it can lead to more serious illnesses such as pneumonia and death. The vast majority of people recover.

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In other developments, the Navajo Nation, which spans New Mexico, Arizona and Utah, reported 38 new COVID-19 cases and no recent deaths on Friday. As of Saturday, the total number of deaths remained at 571 and the total number of cases remained at 10,857.

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