COVID-19: Gilbert sees 90 new cases; county has increase of 2,491 cases and 22 deaths July 2

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 1,830 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 on July 2, according to data from the state. That's an increase of 90 cases from July 1. That represents an increase of 54.44% across the town in the past seven days.

The state had 87,425 COVID-19 cases—an increase of 3,333 from the previous day—and 37 newly reported deaths, bringing the number of statewide virus-related deaths to 1,757 on July 2, according to data from the Arizona Department of Health Services.


Of 8,030 polymerase chain reaction, known as PCR, tests in Maricopa County reported on July 2, 31.02%, 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 22 new deaths July 2, bringing the county's death toll to 801, according to data from the Maricopa County Department of Public Health.


Of the county's 801 known deaths, 461 are tied to long-term care facilities, making up 57.55% of the county's total COVID-19-related deaths.






The state and county also track hospitalization data. In Maricopa County, 5% of the county's total cases resulted in hospitalization as of July 2. 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. Statewide, as of July 2, ADHS reported 6% of the state's cases have resulted in hospitalization—4,916 cases across the state.


According to data from the state, of the completed and reported Maricopa County COVID-19 PCR tests, 13.3% of them have yielded a positive result.


Statewide, there have been 560,384 PCR tests completed. Of the total PCR tests across the state, 12.5% have yielded a positive result.


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