Arizona coronavirus cases nearly double since Memorial Day as state nears hospital capacity
Category: News & PoliticsVia: krishna • one month ago • 4 comments
By: Berkeley Lovelace Jr. and Nate Rattner
Source: Johns Hopkins University Data Through June 10th 2020
Coronavirus cases in Arizona have continued to surge since late May as the state’s hospital capacity begins to tighten, according to data from the Arizona Department of Health Services. Arizona hospitals reported that they were at 84% capacity for inpatient beds and 78% for intensive-care beds on Wednesday.
The number of cases have climbed by nearly 300% since May 1 and have roughly doubled since Memorial Day, Gov. Ducey’s stay-at-home order expired on May 15. Restaurants were allowed to resume dine-in service May 11 and the state opened pools and gyms on May 13.
Arizona is only one of many states that have reported an increase in cases over the last few weeks — nearly half of U.S. states are now reporting a rise in cases