It took nearly two months for COVID-19 cases in Yuma County to reach 1,000. But it took only one week for that number to double.
Health officials have said the jump is due to both more testing and the result of recent behaviors of people not social distancing or wearing masks on Memorial Day Weekend at places including bars and restaurants, tubing on the Salt River near Phoenix and boating on Lake Havasu.
County health officials announced 416 new cases on Saturday and Sunday. The total now is 2,231.
Seven new coronavirus-related deaths were reported. There have been 32 thus far.
There have been just under 17,000 COVID-19 tests administered throughout the county.
La Paz County health officials reported 32 new cases this weekend in the Colorado River Indian Tribes and Parker. The total is now 181.