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Five additional cases of coronavirus in Yuma County


Numbers climb as county prepares for "Testing Blitz"

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - The Yuma County Health District (YCHD) confirmed five new cases of coronavirus Friday afternoon. That brings the countywide total of cases to 94.

New numbers show the new patients include three women, and two men. Two are between the ages of 20 and 44, one is between 45 and 54, and a third is between 55 and 64.

Here are the latest statistics from YCHD:

Coronavirus in Yuma County

Total confirmed cases94
Total patients tested845
Total deaths1
Patients currently hospilized15

Female Patients4144%
Male Patients5356%

Patients under 2045%

Arizona currently has 7,962 cases of coronavirus. The illness has killed 330 people across the state, including one person in Yuma County.

[Related Story: Arizona Coronavirus Cases]

The rise in cases comes just one week before the so-called "Arizona Testing Blitz" arrives in Yuma County. Governor Doug Ducey hopes to test as many as 60,000 Arizonans over the course of three weekends. Sunset Health will host a number of drive-through clinics beginning next Saturday.

[Related Story: Sunset Health to offer drive-thru coronavirus testing in Yuma County]

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