This is a regularly updated story with the latest information on the coronavirus and its impact in Arizona and beyond for November 30, 2020.
PHOENIX – Arizona health officials reported 822 new cases of the coronavirus on Monday with five additional deaths.
That put the state’s documented totals at 326,817 COVID-19 infections and 6,639 deaths, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
It was the lowest daily case report since November 9, although Monday’s COVID-19 updates still had lower numbers than on other days of the week.
Overall, key indicators of the pandemic have increased in Arizona at rates not seen since the first wave in June and July. Cases have increased since the beginning of October and reached record levels last week.
Arizona’s number of confirmed or suspected COVID-19 hospital patients on Sunday was 2,513, a 25% increase over the past week and the highest since July 27.
The number of patients hospitalized for COVID-19 peaked on July 13 at 3,517 and then fell as low as 468 on September 27.
The number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care beds was 579 on Sunday, a 23% increase last week and the highest since August 5.
The number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care beds peaked on July 13 at 970 and then fell to 114 on September 22.
Statewide, 29% of all inpatient beds and 33% of all intensive care beds were filled with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients on Sunday, levels last seen in late July and early August . Overall, inpatient beds were 86% occupied and ICU beds were 89% full on Sunday.
Arizona’s weekly percentage of positivity for diagnostic tests for COVID-19, an indicator of the virus’s spread in the community, has reached its highest level in more than four months.
The positivity rate was 14% out of 107,669 tests reported last week, the highest since it was 16% for the week starting July 12.
The weekly rate peaked at 21% in late June and fell to 4% as recently as early October.
Official positivity rates are based on when samples are taken, not when they are reported, so the percentage over the past few weeks may fluctuate as labs catch up with testing and results. are documented by the state.
Four days after hitting a record high of nearly 4,000, the seven-day moving average of new cases reported by the state’s health department fell to 3,761.43 on Sunday, according to the Associated Press tracking.
The seven-day case average had dropped after the summer wave as low as 373.14 on September 12.
The seven-day average of newly reported deaths is relatively stable compared to the number of cases and was 24.29 for Sunday.
The seven-day average of deaths peaked on July 30 at 94 and then fell as low as 5.57 on October 14.
Daily reports from the Arizona Department of Health showcase data on cases, deaths, and testing after the state receives and confirms statistics, which can be delayed by days or more. They do not represent actual activity over the past 24 hours.
The hospitalization data displayed each morning are reported the night before by the hospitals.
COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, has no impact on some people and is severely disabling or fatal for others. People who are infected without symptoms – which include, but are not limited to, cough, fever, and difficulty breathing – are able to spread the virus.
Information on testing locations can be found on the Arizona Department of Health Services website.
Below are Monday’s latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic across the state, country, and the world:
- Moderna Inc. has said it will ask US and European regulators to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine, as new study results confirm that the injections offer strong protection.
- Globally, there were more than 62.86 million cases of COVID-19 and 1.46 million deaths as of Monday morning, according to research from Johns Hopkins University. The figures for the United States were around 13.38 million cases and 266,000 deaths.
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