The state had 66,458 COVID-19 cases—an increase of 3,428 from the previous day—and 45 newly reported deaths, bringing the number of statewide virus-related deaths to 1,535 on June 26, according to data from the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Of 10,196 polymerase chain reaction, known as PCR, tests in Maricopa County reported on June 26, 24.43%, or 2,491 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 25 new deaths June 26, bringing the county's death toll to 683, according to data from the Maricopa County Department of Public Health.
Of the county's 683 known deaths, 424 are tied to long-term care facilities, making up 62.08% of the county's total COVID-19-related deaths.
The state and county also track hospitalization data. In Maricopa County, 6% of the county's total cases resulted in hospitalization as of June 26. 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, the same as the previous day. Statewide, as of June 26, ADHS reported 7% of the state's cases have resulted in hospitalization—4,514 cases across the state.
According to data from the state, of the completed and reported Maricopa County COVID-19 PCR tests, 11.5% of them have yielded a positive result.
Statewide, there have been 449,330 PCR tests completed. Of the total PCR tests across the state, 11.1% have yielded a positive result.