Yuma County Health Reports 35 New COVID-19 Cases; Highest Single Day Spike

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The Yuma County Public Health District reports 35 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the countywide total to 246 Tuesday. It marks the highest number of new cases reported in a single day in the County. 

As health officials continue to conduct contact investigations, 2,706 residents in Yuma County have been tested for the virus. So far there have been three deaths related to coronavirus in Yuma. One of them was a child under the age of 18-years-old with serious underlying health conditions, according to the county. It is the first pediatric death in the state of Arizona 

As of 8 a.m., Tuesday 19 residents remain hospitalized throughout the county. The group seeing the highest number of cases are those between the age of 20 and 44-years-old, according to the Yuma County Health District. They make up 41-percent of the cases reported so far. 


Only 16-percent of the cases are people aged 65-years or older and less than seven percent of the cases are those under 20-years-old. 


Statewide in Arizona, there are now 11,736 confirmed cases of the virus resulting in 562 deaths.