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Yuma County coronavirus cases surpass 1,000

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County reports one additional death

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - The number of coronavirus cases in Yuma County increased by 96 Saturday, bringing the countywide total well-into the 1000 mark

The Yuma County Health District (YCHD) confirms there are now 1,078 cases in the county, also reporting one additional death.

The countywide death toll now stands at 16. Health officials are not releasing further information on the latest victim, nor are they releasing information on the latest cases.

As of Saturday, YRMC reports it currently has 62 COVID-19 patients hospitalized, 16 of which are in the facility's 24-bed ICU. However not all these numbers pertain to Yuma County residents. YRMC also says 10 ventilators out of 36 are in use.

Patients between the ages between 20 and 44 continue to make up the majority of Yuma County's cases, accounting for 43 percent of Yuma's cases.

The critical 65 and older category grew by eleven cases in one day, now at 162 cases total. The category under 20 years-old grew by 10.

Currently over 9,300 residents have been screened.

Here are more of the latest statistics from the YCHD:

Coronavirus in Yuma County

Total confirmed cases1,078
Total patients tested9,380
Total deaths16
Patients currently hospitalized62

Female Patients53950%
Male Patients53950%

Patients under 20999%
20-4446543%
45-5419418%
55-6415815%
65+16215%

Arizona currently has 19,255 cases of coronavirus. The illness is blamed for 903 deaths across the state, including 16 in Yuma County.

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