COVID-19: Gilbert sees 4 new cases May 22, Maricopa County sees 155 new cases and 10 new deaths

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

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

Across Gilbert's six ZIP codes, there were 272 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 on May 22, according to data from the state. That represents an increase of 11% across the town in the last seven days.

The state had 15,608 COVID-19 cases—an increase of 293 from the previous day—and 12 newly reported deaths, bringing the number of statewide virus-related deaths to 775 on May 22, according to data from the Arizona Department of Health Services.


Of 2,386 tests in Maricopa County reported on May 22, 6.5%, or 155 tests, came back positive for coronavirus. The county also reported 10 new deaths for a total of 357, according to data from the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. The number of tests administered decreased by about 27% from the previous day while the number of positive cases increased by 2% from the previous day.


Of the county's 357 known deaths, 260 are tied to long-term care facilities, making up 72.83% of the county's total COVID-19-related deaths.






The state and county also track hospitalization data. In Maricopa County, 13% of the county's total cases resulted in hospitalization as of May 22. The county tracks intensive care unit, or ICU, data separately. Four percent of the county's total cases have resulted in admittance to the ICU. Statewide, as of May 22 ADHS reported 12% of the state's cases have resulted in hospitalization.




According to data from the state, of the completed and reported Maricopa County COVID-19 tests, 6% of them have yielded a positive result.


Statewide, there have been 176,003 tests completed. Of the total tests across the state, 6.7% have yielded a positive result.