PHOENIX — Arizona is seeing a slight downward trend in the number of people on ventilators and in intensive care because of the coronavirus.
The state reported 1,559 new COVID-19 cases Monday and 23 deaths. The deaths typically are lower at the start of the week because not all hospitals submit data over the weekend.
Arizona had been experiencing some of the highest rates of coronavirus cases in the country since the governor lifted a stay-at-home order in mid-May.
Hospitalizations reported Monday were at the lowest level in more than two weeks. The number of people on ventilators and in intensive care also has gone down.
CORONAVIRUS CASES IN ARIZONA
These statistics were last updated on August 12, 2020. Source: Arizona Department of Health Services*
Number of deaths: 4,347
Number of cases: 189,443
Number of total tested: 1,284,786 (at both private and state labs)
Community transmission: Widespread
Case locations by county:
Santa Cruz: 2,675
La Paz: 486