COVID-19: Gilbert sees increase of 22 new cases June 5; State crosses 1,000 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 358 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 on June 5, according to data from the state. That's an increase of 22 cases from the previous day. That represents an increase of 21.36% across the town in the past seven days.

The state had 24,332 COVID-19 cases—an increase of 1,579 from the previous day—and 16 newly reported deaths, bringing the number of statewide virus-related deaths to 1,012 on June 5, according to data from the Arizona Department of Health Services.


Of 7,630 polymerase chain reaction, known as PCR, tests in Maricopa County reported on June 5, 11.3%, or 862 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 eight new deaths June 5, bringing the county's death toll to 459, according to data from the Maricopa County Department of Public Health.


Of the county's 459 known deaths, 322 are tied to long-term care facilities, making up 70.15% of the county's total COVID-19-related deaths.






The state and county also track hospitalization data. In Maricopa County, 15% of the county's total cases resulted in hospitalization as of June 5. The county tracks intensive care unit, or ICU, data separately. Three percent of the county's total cases have resulted in admittance to the ICU, down a percentage point from the previous day. Statewide, as of June 4, ADHS reported 13% 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, 6.4% of them have yielded a positive result.


Statewide, there have been 263,865 PCR tests completed. Of the total PCR tests across the state, 7.1% have yielded a positive result.
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