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96 case spike in Yuma County – largest single-day jump to date

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Officials report three more deaths

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - The Yuma County Health District (YCHD) confirmed another 96 cases of coronavirus Friday, bringing the countywide total to 604. That total includes 58 inmates from the Yuma Prison Complex.

Health officials also report three additional deaths from the illness, bringing the total number of countywide coronavirus victims to 10.

Officials aren't releasing any information on its newest patients, nor are they providing details on the deaths. However, new statistics show the 20 to 44 age group continues to make-up the largest bulk of cases — representing 43% of all cases countywide.

The latest report also shows continued progress in terms of testing, with over 6,000 Yuma residents now screened.

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Here are the latest numbers from YCHD:

Coronavirus in Yuma County

Total confirmed cases604
Total patients tested6,101
Total deaths10
Patients currently hospitalizedunavailable

Female Patients270
Male Patients334

Patients under 20417%
20-4425743%
45-5411218%
55-648915%
65+10417%
Unknown10%

Arizona currently has more than 15,608 cases of coronavirus. The illness is blamed for 775 deaths across the state, including 10 in Yuma County.

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Ericka Conant

Ericka Conant has served as a Digital Content Producer since October 2019. Originally from El Centro, she calls the Desert Southwest her home.

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