Arizona coronavirus cases nearly double since Memorial Day as state nears hospital capacity

  

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Via:  krishna  •  one month ago  •  4 comments

By:   Berkeley Lovelace Jr. and Nate Rattner

Arizona coronavirus cases nearly double since Memorial Day as state nears hospital capacity
The number of cases have climbed by nearly 300% since May 1

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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


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Buzz of the Orient
1  Buzz of the Orient    one month ago

It was predictable.  Those who ignore the guidelines are bound to spread and suffer and cause many others to suffer and die.  Good luck with that.  You ain't seen nuthin' yet. 

 
 
 
Snuffy
2  Snuffy    one month ago

The number of cases is not a good identifier. As the volume of testing has increased it stands to reason the number of cases will increase as you cannot have a case without testing. A better number to look at is the number hospitalized. That number has been going down steadily according to ADHS.  While Arizona is not out of the woods,  it's not the end of the world like some people would like to spread.

 
 
 
r.t..b...
2.1  r.t..b...  replied to  Snuffy @2    one month ago
The number of cases is not a good identifier.

With all due respect, it is the only reliable identifier in determining policy going forward. Should we wait for the hospitalization numbers before we enact preventaitive measues, we have lost the opportunity to mitigate the outcome. In AZ, the majority of those infected are in the 20-44 age group. Denying the facts only denies the ramifications.

 
 
 
Snuffy
2.1.1  Snuffy  replied to  r.t..b... @2.1    one month ago

No, not really.  Can't speak for other states but in Arizona they are lumping all positive tests into one bucket as a case.  That includes if you are active,  test positive for antibodies, positive but asymtomatic, etc.  Doesn't take into account the age factor, doesn't take anything into account other than you tested positive for either the Covid-19 virus or antibodies. As we really don't know when this virus first showed up or how many people out there had been infected, had a mild case and have gotten over it,  being tested as positive for antibodies really doesn't tell you anything other than at some time in the past you were infected.

So I stand by what I said, just looking at the number of cases doesn't tell  you enough to make policy on.

 
 
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