COVID-19: Chandler sees 32 new COVID-19 cases across its ZIP codes, Maricopa County sees increase of 955 cases and 46 deaths Aug. 7

Here are the coronavirus data updates to know today in Chandler. (Community Impact staff)
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Here are the coronavirus data updates to know today in Chandler. (Community Impact staff)

Across Chandler's six ZIP codes, there were 6,299 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 on Aug. 7, according to data from the state—32 newly reported cases from the previous day. That overall number of cases represents an increase of 6.38% across the city in the past seven days.

The state had 185,053 COVID-19 cases—an increase of 1,406 from the previous day and 79 newly reported deaths, bringing the number of statewide virus-related deaths to 4,081 on Aug. 7, according to data from the Arizona Department of Health Services.


Of 4,575 polymerase chain reaction, known as PCR, tests in Maricopa County reported on Aug. 7, 20.87%, or 955 tests, came back positive for coronavirus. The PCR test determines an active case of COVID-19, the other kind of testing data the state tracks is related to serology—or antibody—tests, which determines if a person has been infected in the past with the virus. The county also reported 46 new deaths Aug. 7, bringing the county's death toll to 2,228, according to data from the Maricopa County Department of Public Health.


Of the county's 2,228 known deaths, 798 are tied to long-term care facilities, making up 35.82% of the county's total COVID-19-related deaths.






The state and county also track hospitalization data. In Maricopa County, 8% of the county's total cases resulted in hospitalization as of Aug. 7. The county tracks intensive care unit, or ICU, data separately. One percent of the county's total cases have resulted in admittance to the ICU. Statewide, as of Aug. 7, ADHS reported 10% of the state's cases have resulted in hospitalization—19,241 cases across the state.


According to data from the state, of the completed and reported Maricopa County COVID-19 PCR tests, 15.5% of them have yielded a positive result.


Statewide, there have been 1,003,583 PCR tests completed. Of the total PCR tests across the state, 14.2% have yielded a positive result.
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