COVID-19: Gilbert jumps 23 new cases over weekend into June 1

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 318 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 on June 1, according to data from the state. That's an increase of 23 from May 29. That represents an increase of 14.39% across the town in the past six days.

The state had 20,123 COVID-19 cases—an increase of 187 from the previous day—and 11 newly reported deaths, bringing the number of statewide virus-related deaths to 917 on June 1, according to data from the Arizona Department of Health Services.

Of 1,310 polymerase chain reaction, known as PCR, tests in Maricopa County reported on June 1, 10.46%, or 137 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 one new deaths June 1, bringing the county's death toll to 415, according to data from the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. The number of tests administered decreased by 61.32 % from May 29 while the number of positive cases increased by 1.42% from the previous day.

Of the county's 415 known deaths, 293 are tied to long-term care facilities, making up 70.6% of the county's total COVID-19-related deaths.

The state and county also track hospitalization data. In Maricopa County, 16% of the county's total cases resulted in hospitalization as of June 1, the same as the previous day. 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 June 1, ADHS reported 15% of the state's cases have resulted in hospitalization.

According to data from the state, of the completed and reported Maricopa County COVID-19 PCR tests, 5.9% of them have yielded a positive result.

Statewide, there have been 228,070 PCR tests completed. Of the total PCR tests across the state, 6.7% have yielded a positive result.


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