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New York Times: Yuma Among Cities Where COVID-19 Cases Could Rise

Yuma County Public Health District

Yuma is among the U.S. cities where a rise in COVID-19 cases may be coming soon, according to a recent study by The New York Times.

The Times reports Yuma is number 2 on a list of areas where outbreaks might come next as of Friday.

The Times based the list on the highest average daily growth rate of cases. Yuma has reported 316 cases in the past two weeks, likely due to a testing blitz in Yuma, Somerton and San Luis.

The average daily growth rate is 8 percent. Cases double every 8.6 days.

The only area above Yuma on the Times’ list is Sherman-Denison, Texas, which is located about one hour north of Dallas.

Victor is originally from West Sacramento, California and has lived in Arizona for more than five years. He began his print journalism career in 2004 following his graduation from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Victor has been a reporter for the following daily newspapers: The Monterey County Herald, The Salinas Californian and the Reno Gazette-Journal, where he covered stories including agriculture, education and Latino community news. Victor has also served as a local editor for Patch, a national news organization with hyperlocal websites, in Carmichael, California in the Sacramento area. He also served as the editor for The New Vision, the newspaper for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson, which includes Yuma and La Paz counties. Victor lives in Somerton. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends and following most sports.
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