Coronavirus case counts continue to rise across Maricopa County; Chandler sees 172 new cases

A total of 1,744 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Harris County over the Nov. 14-15 weekend, including 1,015 new cases in the city of Houston and 729 in Harris County outside of the city. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
A total of 1,744 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Harris County over the Nov. 14-15 weekend, including 1,015 new cases in the city of Houston and 729 in Harris County outside of the city. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

A total of 1,744 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Harris County over the Nov. 14-15 weekend, including 1,015 new cases in the city of Houston and 729 in Harris County outside of the city. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Across Chandler's six ZIP codes, there were 10,749 confirmed total positive cases of COVID-19 on Nov. 25, according to data from the state—an increase of 172 reported cases from the previous day. That overall number of cases represents an increase of 12.26% across the city in the past seven days.

The state had 310,850 COVID-19 cases—an increase of 3,982 from the previous day and nine newly reported deaths, bringing the number of statewide virus-related deaths to 6,524 on Nov. 25, according to data from the Arizona Department of Health Services.


The number of diagnostic tests reported in Maricopa County as of Nov. 25 was 10,558 with 32.23%—or 2,907 tests–coming back positive. Those tests include polymerase chain reaction, known as PCR, tests and antigen tests. 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. Antigen tests "may not be as accurate or able to run as many patient samples per day, however, the quick results provide the ability to rapidly triage and make decisions," according to ADHS.

The county also reported 11 new deaths Nov. 24, bringing the county's death toll to 3,932, according to data from the Maricopa County Department of Public Health.

Of the county's 3,932 known deaths, 1,316 are tied to long-term care facilities, making up 33.56% 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 Nov. 24. The county tracks intensive care unit, or ICU, data separately, and 1% of the county's total cases have resulted in admittance to the ICU. Statewide, as of Nov. 25, ADHS reported 8% of the state's cases have resulted in hospitalization—24,952 cases across the state.


According to data from the state, of the completed and reported Maricopa County COVID-19 diagnostic tests, 11.3% of them have yielded a positive result.


Statewide, there have been 2,157,139 diagnostic tests completed. Of the total PCR tests across the state, 10.3% have yielded a positive result.


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