Arizona cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, now exceed 16,000 with 799 known deaths, according to numbers released on Saturday by the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Arizona’s total identified cases rose to 16,039 on Saturday, with 799 known deaths, according to the most recent state figures. That’s an increase of 431 confirmed cases, or 2.76%, since Friday.
The number of confirmed cases reported each day has risen steadily over the past weeks as more testing has taken place.
Reported daily death numbers have spiked throughout the past several weeks, although many occurred in previous weeks and are just being added to the system now because of reporting lags and a new death certificate surveillance process. The number of deaths reported each day represents the additional known deaths identified by the health department that day, but they are often not identified on the actual death date and could have occurred weeks prior.
The dates with the most deaths in a single day so far are April 30 and May 8 with 24 deaths each, followed by April 23 with 23 deaths. Next come April 19, April 20…
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