Arizona percent positive for COVID-19 testing remains at record level

By KTAR.COM

 Percent positivity for COVID-19 testing, a key indicator of how much the virus is spreading in the community, remains at a pandemic-high level in Arizona.

Until the highly contagious omicron variant hit, the state’s highest positive rate was 20% for the week of June 28-July 4, 2020.

But that mark has been surpassed each of the last four weeks, topped by a record 33% the last two weeks, according to data posted to the Arizona Department of Health Services COVID-19 dashboard on Monday morning.

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The state’s positive rate is 11.8% for the entire pandemic and 15.2% over the last six months, according to the dashboard.

The rate is determined by dividing the number of positive results by the total number of tests completed.

ADHS tracks the weekly rate based on when samples are taken, not when they are reported. As a result, last week’s percentage is subject to change as more results come in.

The state data is largely based on electronic laboratory reporting and doesn’t include results from home test kits that weren’t reported to health care providers.

Information about where to get tested for COVID-19 can be found on the ADHS website.

Here’s the latest data on the pandemic in Arizona (hospital, case, death, testing and vaccination statistics are based on Monday morning’s update of the Arizona Department of Health Services COVID-19 dashboard; seven-day averages are based on tracking by The New York Times):

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