Arizona reports 816 new coronavirus cases and 13 more deaths

August 9, 2020 GMT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona health officials on Sunday reported 816 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases with 13 more deaths amid slowing of the state’s coronavirus outbreak.

The Arizona Department of Health Services’ latest figures increased the state’s total confirmed COVID-19 cases to 186,923 and the reported death toll to 4,150.

It’s the first time since June 8 that fewer than 1,000 new cases were reported.

The state reported 625 new cases on June 29, but a reporting partner missed the deadline to be included in the cases that day.

The rolling seven-day average for newly reported cases was 1,300.71 on Saturday, the lowest since June 16.

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The seven-day average of newly reported deaths was 55.71.

Health officials said COIVD-19 hospitalizations and related usage of intensive care beds and ventilators began to drop in Arizona in the middle of last month.

For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks.

But for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death.