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Yuma County adds another 150+ coronavirus cases


Total cases now top 7,700 - 4 more deaths reported

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - The number of new coronavirus cases in Yuma County continued to climb Wednesday. The Yuma County Health District (YCHD) confirmed another 167 cases, bringing the countywide total to 7,780.

Health officials also reported four more deaths from the virus. That raises the death toll to 124.

Yuma Regional Medical Center (YRMC) says 158 people are now hospitalized due to the illness. It recently opened a third COVID ward to house additional patients. The hospital also reports transferring two more patients to hospitals outside the county. So far, YRMC has transferred a total of 144 patients.

Here's a closer look at the latest statistics from the YCHD:

Coronavirus in Yuma County - Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Total confirmed cases7,780+167
Total patients tested40,430+399
Total deaths124+4

Patients currently hospitalized158+6
ICU Patients34-2
Ventilators in use/available2224
Patients discharged539+17
Surge Transfers+2144 total

Female Patients4,093+7853%
Male Patients3,687+8947%

Patients under 201,002+1313%
*Yuma County statistics now include positive cases from within the Yuma Prison Complex

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Arizona currently has more than 108,000 cases of coronavirus. The illness has been blamed for more than 1,900 deaths across the state.

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