COVID-19: Gilbert sees nine new cases; county has increase of 401 cases and 28 deaths Sept. 4

Here is what you need to know today about coronavirus in Gilbert. (Community Impact Newspaper)
Here is what you need to know today about coronavirus in Gilbert. (Community Impact Newspaper)

Here is what you need to know today about coronavirus in Gilbert. (Community Impact Newspaper)

Across Gilbert's six ZIP codes, there were 4,869 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 on Sept. 4, according to data from the state. That's an increase of nine cases from over the previous day. That represents an increase of 1.46% across the town in the past seven days.

The state had 204,681 COVID-19 cases—an increase of 728 from the previous day and 41 newly reported deaths, bringing the number of statewide virus-related deaths to 5,171 on Sept. 4, according to data from the Arizona Department of Health Services.


Of 5,086 polymerase chain reaction, known as PCR, tests in Maricopa County reported on Sept. 4, 7.88%, or 401 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 28 new deaths Sept. 4, bringing the county's death toll to 3,058, according to data from the Maricopa County Department of Public Health.


Of the county's 3,058 known deaths, 1,021 are tied to long-term care facilities, making up 33.39% of the county's total COVID-19-related deaths.






The state and county also track hospitalization data. In Maricopa County, 10% of the county's total cases resulted in hospitalization as of Sept. 4. 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 Sept. 4, ADHS reported 11% of the state's cases have resulted in hospitalization—21,498 cases across the state.


According to data from the state, of the completed and reported Maricopa County COVID-19 PCR tests, 13.9% of them have yielded a positive result.


Statewide, there have been 1,235,142 PCR tests completed. Of the total PCR tests across the state, 12.4% have yielded a positive result.