July 29, 2022

CDC leaves COVID transmission rates the same in Arizona

Two-thirds of Arizona counties have high transmission rates.

COVID testing site UA COVID testing site near the University of Arizona student union on Dec. 14, 2022.
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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention did not make any changes this week to the community spread rates of COVID-19 in Arizona.

For the past two weeks, two-thirds of Arizona counties have been classified as having rates of community spread.

Pima, Cochise, and Santa Cruz counties are classified as having a medium rate of community spread for COVID-19.

Cases in Pima County did increase over the last seven days by nearly 23%, according to the CDC. At the same time Cochise County say a nearly 32% drop in cases.

Apache County had the largest increase in cases in Arizona. According to CDC data, the number of cases in the northern Arizona county increased by 55% in the last week.

Yuma County saw the largest percentage drop in Arizona over the last week.

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