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Yuma County coronavirus cases surpass 900


County sees highest one-day spike to date

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - The number of coronavirus cases in Yuma County climbed passed 900 Thursday as the county once again set a new record for the highest one-day spike.

The Yuma County Health District (YCHD) confirms another 98 cases, bringing the countywide total to 936. That's the most new cases reported in a single day since the start of the pandemic. On May 22, health officials reported a 96 case spike.

Health officials also reported another death on Thursday. The countywide death toll now stands at 13.

Patients between the ages of 20 and 44 continue to make up the majority of Yuma County's cases. That age group grew by an additional 52 people on Thursday. It accounts for 45% of Yuma's cases.

Here are more of the latest statistics from the YCHD:

Coronavirus in Yuma County

Total confirmed cases936
Total patients tested8,448
Total deaths14
Patients currently hospitalized56

Female Patients46650%
Male Patients47050%

Patients under 20829%

Arizona currently has nearly 18,000 cases of coronavirus. The illness is blamed for 857 deaths across the state, including 14 in Yuma County.

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