The state had 200,658 COVID-19 cases—an increase of 519 from the previous day and 49 newly reported deaths, bringing the number of statewide virus-related deaths to 4,978 on Aug. 28, according to data from the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Of 3,420 polymerase chain reaction, known as PCR, tests in Maricopa County reported on Aug. 28, 8.25%, or 282 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 28 new deaths Aug. 27, bringing the county's death toll to 2,922, according to data from the Maricopa County Department of Public Health.
Of the county's 2,922 known deaths, 974 are tied to long-term care facilities, making up 33.33% of the county's total COVID-19-related deaths.
The state and county also track hospitalization data. In Maricopa County, 11% of the county's total cases resulted in hospitalization as of Aug. 27. 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. 28, ADHS reported 11% of the state's cases have resulted in hospitalization—21,426 cases across the state.
According to data from the state, of the completed and reported Maricopa County COVID-19 PCR tests, 14.3% of them have yielded a positive result.
Statewide, there have been 1,182,397 PCR tests completed. Of the total PCR tests across the state, 12.8% have yielded a positive result.