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Yuma County sees highest single-day spike yet


Unprecedented increase of 152 cases

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - The number of coronavirus cases in Yuma County increased by 152 Monday, bringing the countywide total to 1,137.

This is the most new cases reported in a single day since the start of the pandemic. On May 28, health officials recorded a 98 case increase, the highest until today.

[Related story: Yuma County coronavirus cases surpass 900]

New statistics show the number of hospitalizations growing by 7 in one day, now at 70.

The Yuma County Health District (YCHD) confirms one additional death, bringing the death toll to 17. Health officials are not releasing further information on county deaths, nor are they releasing information on the latest cases.

The 20-44 age range continues to see the majority of all cases. The category grew from 43 percent to 45 percent of all cases in one day, now at 493 cases total.

Cases within the critical 65 and older category grew by 10 cases, now at 178 cases total for Monday. The under 20 years-old category saw an even greater increase — by 20 cases in a day.

Currently nearly 11,000 residents have been screened.

Here are more of the latest statistics from the YCHD:

Coronavirus in Yuma County

Total confirmed cases1,289
Total patients tested10,991
Total deaths17
Patients currently hospitalized70

Female Patients65050%
Male Patients53950%

Patients under 2012910%

Arizona currently has 20,123 cases of coronavirus. The illness is blamed for 917 deaths across the state, including 17 in Yuma County.

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