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Yuma County sees largest one-day spike in coronavirus cases to date

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20-44 age group once again sees largest increase in cases

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - Grim news again Friday from the Yuma County Health District (YCHD). It confirmed 172 new cases of coronavirus. That brings the countywide total to 1,815. It also

This is an unprecedented week for Yuma. For the first time since the start of the pandemic, it has seen cases grow by at least 100 every day.

YCHD also reported two additional deaths. So far the virus has killed 25 people in the county.

Once again the 20-44 year-old age group saw the greatest increase. It grew by 38 cases. Patients in that age range account for 49% of the county's cases.

On a positive note, more than 14,000 Yuma County residents have now been tested. Another bright spot, nine more patients got out of the hospital.

Here's a closer look at the latest statistics.

Coronavirus in Yuma County

Total confirmed cases1,815+172
Total patients tested14,129+1,101
Total deaths25+2
Patients currently hospitalized91+3
ICU Patients20----
Ventilators in use/available1521
Patients discharged155+9
Female Patients926+2851%
Male Patients889+3849%

Patients under 20199+2811%
20-44830+3846%
45-54313+3117%
55-64248+1614%
65+225+1312%

Arizona currently has more than 24,000 cases of coronavirus. The illness is blamed for more than 1,000 deaths across the state, including 25 in Yuma County.

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Lisa Sturgis

Lisa Sturgis recently returned to KYMA as its Digital Content Director, but she has a long history with the Desert Southwest.

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