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Yuma County cases rise by 120 in single day


Two new deaths reported

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - The number of coronavirus cases in Yuma County increased by 120 Tuesday, bringing the countywide total to 1,409.

This is the second-highest spike since just yesterday, when health officials recorded a 152 case increase, the highest yet.

New statistics show the number of hospitalizations growing by 3 in one day, now at 73.

The Yuma County Health District (YCHD) confirms two new deaths, bringing the death toll to 19. 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 by 51 cases in one day, now at 633 cases total.

Cases within the critical 65 and older category grew by 14 cases, now at 192 cases total for Tuesday. The under 20 years-old category also saw a substantial spike, by 13 cases in a day.

Currently over 11,500 residents have been screened.

Here are more of the latest statistics from the YCHD:

Coronavirus in Yuma County

Total confirmed cases1,409
Total patients tested11,515
Total deaths19
Patients currently hospitalized73

Female Patients71851%
Male Patients69149%

Patients under 2014210%

Arizona currently has 21,250 cases of coronavirus. The illness is blamed for 941 deaths across the state, including 19 in Yuma County.

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