Arizona COVID-19 cases hit new daily high


Brenda Kochevar

Arizona COVID-19 Cases. Northeast Valley News analyzed the Arizona Department of Health Services Data Dashboard to create chart.

Brenda Kochevar, Reporter

The Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS) reported a record high of 1,009 hospitalizations on Monday.

On Tuesday, Newsweek reported that the AZDHS Data Dashboard showed the highest number of COVID-19 cases in one day at 1,127 cases.

Last Friday, AZFamily News reported AZDHS’s highest one day count of new cases at 702 cases.

The date of specimen collection is used for the day reported. Illnesses in the last four to seven days may not yet be reported as on the AZDHS website.

Will Humble, Executive Director of Arizona’s Public Health Association, told AZFamily that the increase of COVID-19 cases being reported could possibly be a result due to the lack of social distancing since the expiration of the stay-at-home order.

Recent protest crowds and other large gatherings such as those in downtown Scottsdale’s bars could possibly lead to more COVID-19 cases in Arizona.

AZDHS data shows the highest number of COVID-19 cases is 9,162 in the 20 – 44 years age group. The 55 years and older age group has 7,304 cases. These numbers were taken from the AZDHS data dashboard published on Wednesday, June 3.

Reuters reported on Tuesday that Arizona had the highest increase in cases at 49.8 percent for the week ending May 31. Reuters’ data used statistics taken from states with over 5,000 COVID-19 cases. A total of 38 states and Washington D.C. were included in the survey.

Using the same parameters, Reuters reported Arizona’s death count of 906 on May 31 showed a decrease of 11.9 percent for the week ending May 31.

The Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS) COVID-19 Statistics for Arizona Confirmed Cases and Deaths on June 3:

  • Number of Cases 22,223 
  • Number of Deaths 981 
  • Cases by Gender – 47% Male – 53% Female
  • Deaths by Gender – 54% Male – 46% Female
  • Maricopa County 11,068 cases and 466 deaths 
  • Pima County 2,627 cases and 196 deaths 
  • Navajo County 1,994 cases and 67 deaths 
  • Apache County 1,586 cases and 45 deaths
  • Yuma County 1,387 cases and l9 deaths
  • Coconino County 1,186 cases and 85 deaths 
  • Pinal County 940 cases 39 and deaths
  • Mohave County 422 cases 47 and deaths
  • Yavapai County 304 cases and 6 deaths 
  • Cochise County 94 cases and 5 deaths
  • La Paz County 91 cases and less than 3 deaths
  • Graham County 41 cases and less than 3 deaths
  • Santa Cruz County 34 cases and 0 deaths 
  • Gila County 37 cases and less than 3 deaths
  • Greenlee County 8 cases and 0 deaths

The AZDHS COVID-19 Confirmed Cases and Deaths by Age Group:

  • Less than 20 years 2,126 cases and 0 deaths 
  • 20 – 44 years 9,162 cases and 47 deaths
  • 45-54 years 3,614 cases and 56 deaths
  • 55 – 64 years 3,184 cases and 117 deaths
  • 65 years and older 4,120 cases and 759 deaths 
  • Unknown 17 cases and 2 deaths 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 recommendations to protect yourself and others:

  • Use a cloth face covering.
  • Clean your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.  Use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol when soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are ill.
  • Stay home as much as possible.
  • Maintain at least a six foot distance from people.
  • Stay home if you are ill.
  • Use a tissue or the inside of your elbow to cover coughs and sneezes. Discard tissues and immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Clean and disinfect daily all surfaces that are touched frequently.