Arizona’s new coronavirus spike is worrisome

  • By cvbizz
  • June 11, 2020
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A doctor consults with a woman at a Covid-19 testing center at the Navajo Nation town of Monument Valley in Arizona on May 21. | Mark Ralston/AFP via Getty Images

Covid-19 cases have nearly doubled in two weeks, and hospitalizations are also on the rise.

Arizona is seeing an alarming resurgence of Covid-19, with the number of daily new reported cases increasing by 211 percent over the past two weeks to nearly 30,000 total cases, according to the state Department of Health Services (ADHS).

The state’s hospitals are preparing for a surge of severely ill patients: Cara Christ, director of ADHS, told them June 6 to activate their emergency plans. Banner Health, the largest health care system in the state, says the number of patients on ventilators since May 15 has quadrupled and warned that it has reached capacity for some intensive care treatments.

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