Pima County reports an increase in COVID-19 cases
Pima County reports an increase in COVID-19 cases

Pima County reports an increase in COVID-19 cases

In the last two weeks, 47 states have reported increases in COVID-19 admissions, including nearly 400 new admissions in Arizona.

Pima County has also seen an increase in cases, says county health director Theresa Cullen.

“I think we see accelerated transmission, based on what we call our epi-curve, where we see an increase in the number of cases per 100,000 per week, and this positivity rate,” Cullen said.

Cullen says the reported case rate is likely to be lower than the actual number because positive tests at home do not count in the statistics unless they are reported.

Since last week, Pima County has reported about 150 new cases per year. 100,000 people and a positivity of between 12% and 16%.

Cullen says those numbers could rise in the coming weeks as the state’s summer heat causes more people to spend time indoors.

“We have been speculating earlier in the last month that that increase would happen in late May to mid-June. I expect the case frequency will continue to increase in the next few weeks,” Cullen said.

Cullen calls for indoor masking in social situations and says if you qualify, schedule an appointment to get another COVID-19 booster shot.


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