Arizona COVID-19 updates: State adds 2,090 new cases, 1 new death – The Arizona Republic

Arizona cases of COVID-19 increased by 2,090 to a total of 1,170,990 on Monday.

The state reported one new known death, bringing the death total to 21,155, according to data released by the state. 

Arizona’s seven-day death rate per 100,000 people ranked 12th among states and territories as of Sunday, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Here’s the latest:

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Arizona cases of COVID-19 increased by 2,090 to a total of 1,170,990 on Monday. The state reported one new known death, bringing the death total to 21,155, according to data released by the state. 

The state reported death totals from these counties: 12,230 in Maricopa; 2,736 in Pima; 1,087 in Pinal; 988 in Mohave; 909 in Yuma; 695 in Yavapai; 629 in Navajo; 487 in Apache; 362 in Coconino; 346 in Cochise; 261 in Gila; 191 in Santa Cruz; 119 in Graham; 99 in La Paz and 16 in Greenlee.

Arizona reported case totals from these counties: 741,940 in Maricopa; 144,959 in Pima; 73,791 in Pinal; 41,680 in Yuma; 33,602 in Mohave; 28,619 in Yavapai; 23,391 in Coconino; 21,682 in Navajo; 15,997 in Cochise; 14,348 in Apache; 9,815 in Gila; 9,107 in Santa Cruz; 7,712 in Graham; 3,213 in La Paz and 1,134 in Greenlee.

For most of May and June, Arizona’s percent positivity for COVID-19 testing was at 4-5%, before rising over the course of July and August. It was 10% for the week of Sept. 5 and 9% for each week after through the week of Oct. 17. It was 10% for the week of Oct. 24. The percentages are now for all diagnostic tests conducted, rather than for unique individuals tested, following a change to the state dashboard.

The number of patients hospitalized in Arizona for known or suspected COVID-19 cases was 1,790 on Sunday.

The state reported more than 4.2 million Arizonans had received at least one vaccine dose as of Monday, which represents about 59.2% of the total population. The state’s data dashboard now separates out doses administered to Arizona residents versus all doses administered in the state.

However, 53.1% of all Arizonans had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Sunday, which is below the national rate of 58%, according to data from the CDC.

Of eligible people ages 12 and older, 62.3% of eligible Arizonans had been fully vaccinated as of Sunday, lower than the national rate of 67.8%.

— Alison Steinbach

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