"You can see the direction of our cases and our hospital capacity today, so the actions we are taking in Arizona are making a difference," Ducey said.
Ducey reaffirmed that Arizonans are "safer at home" and urged that residents continue to wear a mask.
As of July 29, there were 2,348 people with COVID-19 recorded as inpatients hospitals across the state. There were 758 people with COVID-19 on ventilators, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services and 1,315 people who displayed COVID-19-like symptoms in the emergency rooms across Arizona.
Ducey noted that there is a backlog of COVID-19 tests and said the state was working to increase lab capacity and create additional collection sites.
The Arizona Department of Health Services is developing benchmarks for Arizona's COVID-19 data, and the state will deliver those benchmarks next week so that school officials can better determine when it is safe to reopen in person.
"Arizona is in a much better place today," Ducey said. "...This is not a victory lap, this is not a celebration. This is an indication that what we are doing is working."