COVID-19: Gilbert sees increase of 21 cases; county has increase of 248 cases and 16 deaths Sept. 25

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 5,158 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 on Sept. 25, according to data from the state. That's an increase of 21 cases from the previous day. That represents an increase of 2.83% across the town in the past seven days.

The state had 216,367 COVID-19 cases—an increase of 518 from the previous day and 28 newly reported deaths, bringing the number of statewide virus-related deaths to 5,587 on Sept. 25 according to data from the Arizona Department of Health Services.

The state corrected the number of diagnostic tests taken in the county, reducing it by 4,356 to a total of 840,066 reported on Sept. 25. IThose tests include polymerase chain reaction, known as PCR, tests and antigen tests. 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. Antigen tests "may not be as accurate or able to run as many patient samples per day, however, the quick results provide the ability to rapidly triage and make decisions," according to ADHS.

The county also reported 248 new cases and 16 new deaths Sept. 24, bringing the county's death toll to 3,342, according to data from the Maricopa County Department of Public Health.

Of the county's 3,342 known deaths, 1,154 are tied to long-term care facilities, making up 34.53% 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. 24. 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. 25, ADHS reported 10% of the state's cases have resulted in hospitalization—21,972 cases across the state.

According to data from the state, of the completed and reported Maricopa County COVID-19 diagnostic tests, 12.7% of them have yielded a positive result.

Statewide, there have been 1,423,603 diagnostic tests completed. Of the total PCR tests across the state, 11.3% have yielded a positive result.


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