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New cases dip below 100 in Yuma County


Health officials report five additional deaths

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story reported an erroneous percentage. It has been updated to correct this mistake.

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - New cases of coronavirus have dipped below 100 for only the second time in more than a month.

The Yuma County Health District (YCHD) confirmed 95 new cases on Friday. That brings the total number of cases to nearly 8,000. Since the start of the pandemic nearly 4% of Yuma's estimated 209,756 residents have tested positive.

Health officials also reported five more deaths.

However, Yuma Regional Medical Center (YRMC) admitted no new coronavirus patients, while it discharged 14.

Here are the latest statistics from YCHD:

Coronavirus in Yuma County - Friday, July 10, 2020

Total confirmed cases7,999+95
Total patients tested41,281+502
Total deaths134+5

Patients currently hospitalized151---
ICU Patients37+4
Ventilators in use/available2422
Patients discharged575+14
Surge Transfers0144 total

Female Patients4,214+5053%
Male Patients3,785+4547%

Patients under 201,032+1813%
*Yuma County statistics now include positive cases from within the Yuma Prison Complex

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Arizona currently has more than 116,000 cases of coronavirus. The illness has been blamed for more than 2,000 deaths across the state, including 134 here in Yuma County.

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