The number of positive tests for coronavirus took a jump in Arizona. In one day, the number of positive cases increased by 273, with 19 additional deaths.
The state health department reported the increase in cases pushed the state’s total number of cases to 4,507 and 169 deaths. 49,230 tests having been given with an estimated 8% of those tested resulting in a positive case.
The report shows Maricopa County was once again hit the hardest with an increase by 140 to 2,404. With those findings, an additional five people passed away from the virus in the Phoenix area. Of the Maricopa County’s cases, 19% of patients have required hospitalization and 6% were admitted to an intensive care unit.
The state now provides a daily updated detail of all the cases in Arizona by zip code. Click here to find your zip code.
As of Friday, April 17th, below is an updated list of known cases by county as reported by the state health department:
|Santa Cruz County||15|
|La Paz County||5|
Arizona Cases by Age
|Less than 20||161|
As of Friday, April 17th, below is an updated list of deaths by county as reported by the state health department:
|Yavapai County||< 3|
|Mohave County||< 3|
|Yuma County||< 3|
|Santa Cruz County||0|
|La Paz County||< 3|
Arizona Deaths by Age
|Less than 20||0|
Nationally, as of Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 31,071 deaths from more than 632,000 COVID-19 cases.
According to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, there were more than 2.1 million cases and over 147,000 deaths globally as of Friday morning.