By Paul DAVENPORT, The Associated Press
Phoenix (AP) – Arizona A new daily record was set on Tuesday with more than 12,300 additional known coronavirus cases as the number of hospitalized patients reached the same level as the peak of last summer’s increase.
The Department of Health reported 12,314 additional known cases, eclipsing the previous record of 10,322 cases, scheduled December 1 when officials said the day’s report was inflated by reports of delays over the weekend of Thanksgiving.
The Arizona case increased to 378,157 in total. The state reported 23 additional deaths, bringing the total to 6,973.
Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego said on a Twitter post that the routine does not contain control of the virus, including reviewing routines, staying home if possible and wearing masks when going out.
Before Thanksgiving, the Department of Health Service officials warned that the spread of the already strong virus would increase during a fall in the family assemblage of more than one household.
Tuesday’s case report was “not related but rather unexpected,” Department spokeswoman Holly Poynter said in an email, “With the December holidays and the coming of the new year, we urge Ergonons to spread the spread of this highly contagious virus Take steps to reduce. “
Poynter said states are taking steps to respond to the increase in cases of counties and health providers, including additional hospitalization of staff nurses and relocation of patients to hospitals so that they receive the appropriate level of care .
The state reported 1,567 additional known cases and no deaths on Monday, a day when reports typically fall short due to weekend reporting delays, but the state reported 5,000 additional known cases on five of the last six days.
The state’s seven-day rolling average has been steadily increasing over the past two weeks as daily deaths and daily COVID-19 test positivity are a measure of community transmission.
According to data from Johns Hopkins University and the COVID Tracking Project, the daily case average rose from 3,630 on Monday to 5,575 on 23 November, while the daily death average increased from 23.1 to 44.4 and the positivity average increased from 18.5% to 28.9%. This is about 6 times the benchmark suggested by the World Health Organization.
According to the state’s Coronavirus dashboard, Arizona’s COVID-19-related hospitals increased to 3,517 by Monday, reaching a peak of around 3,500 in mid-July.
The dashboard indicated that 12% of all hospital beds and 10% of intensive care unit beds were available on Monday from 10% and 8% respectively.
Hospital officials and public health experts have warned that the current boom will surpass the health system’s capacity.
Doug Dougie has imposed restrictions that shut down some installations and require removal and other precautions to prevent the spread of coronaviruses. But he has not ordered a statewide facade mandate, a new stay-at-home requirement, or curfew, although many local governments are implementing masking requirements.
The number of COVID-19 infections is believed to be far higher than reported because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest that people can become infected with the virus without feeling ill.
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