Arizona reported 3,474 new coronavirus cases, 44 additional deaths

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This is a regularly updated story with the latest information about coronavirus and its impact in Arizona and beyond on November 26, 2020.

PHOENIX – Arizona health officials on Thursday reported additional, 3, additional additional new coronavirus cases with an additional 44 additional deaths.

A total of 314,326 COVID-19 infections and 6,568 casualties were reported in the state, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.

Overall, Arizona is seeing an increase in key epidemiological metrics based on not being seen since the first wave hit in June and July. Cases have been on the rise since the beginning of October and are reaching record levels.

The number of confirmed or suspected COVID-19 hospital patients in Arizona on Wednesday was 2,289, more than doubling since the beginning of November and more than 30 July.

The number of COVID-19 patients peaked at 35,517 on July 13 and then in Sept. On the 27th, 468 came down.

The number of Kovid-19 patients in the ICU bed was 523 on Wednesday, more than doubling since the beginning of November and the highest since Aug Gust.

The number of COVID-19 patients in the ICU bed reached 970 on 13 July and then in Sept. Came down to 114 on the 22nd.

Statewide, 26% of all inpatient beds and 30% of all ICU beds were filled Wednesday with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients, with the last levels seen in early August. Overall, patients ’beds were 89% full and ICU beds were 90% full on Wednesday.

Arizona’s weekly percentage positivity for the Covid-19 diagnostic test, an indicator of how far the virus has spread in the community, has reached a four-month high.

The positivity rate was 9.9% through 30,146 tests reported this week. It was 12% for 149,216 tests since last week.

The weekly rate reached 21% at the end of June and most recently at 4% in early October.

Official positivity rates are based on when the samples are taken, not when they are reported, so percentages may fluctuate in recent weeks as labs are captured in tests and the results are documented by the state.

The seven-day rolling average of newly registered cases from the state health department averaged 9,964 on Wednesday. According to the Associated Press tracking, the overall level of has reached the highest level.

On September 12, the seven-day case averaged a low of July 373.14, following the previous peak of July 3, of 6.

The seven-day newly reported death case is relatively stable compared to the counts but has been trending upwards recently. It was at 22.71 on Wednesday.

The seven-day death average peaked at 94 on July 30 and then peaked at 5.57 on October 14.

Daily reports from the Arizona Department of Health present state, statistics and present case, death and test data after confirming them, which can be delayed by several days or more. They do not represent the actual activity of the last 24 hours.

Hospital hospitalization data posted every morning is reported by hospitals the previous evening.

Covid-19, a disease caused by the novel coronavirus, has no effect on some people and is severely debilitating or fatal to others. Infected people without symptoms – including but not limited to coughing, fever and shortness of breath – are capable of spreading the virus.

Information about the test locations can be found on the Arizona Department of Health Services website.

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