PHOENIX — Arizona marked the highest number of reported one-day cases of COVID-19 on Friday.
The Arizona Department of Health Services recorded a total of 20,257 new cases and 66 additional coronavirus-related deaths since the day before.
On Thursday, the pandemic death toll in Arizona passed the grim milestone of 25,000 fatalities as hospitals across the state continued to fill with coronavirus patients.
The Arizona Department of Health Services has called for more federal assistance in Arizona, including Valley hospitals.
An ADHS spokesperson said Thursday that they made several more requests to federal officials this month, including asking for allied health teams in clinical hospitals. Those hospital applications would be for Banner New River, Valleywise, Arizona General Laveen, Abrazo Central Campus and Scottsdale Osborn.
Along with that request, state health officials requested:
- Submitted 7/22/07 (all pending)
- FEMA ICATT team to conduct tests in Maricopa County – 2,000 tests per day
- Test Supplies – 500K OTC Rapid Test Kits, 250K CLIA Rapid Test Kits
- Submitted 22/06/22 (all pending)
- 2 administrative staff supporting MAB teams at NAH sites (1 Coconino, 1 Yavapai)
- 2 teams of 10 paramedics each to support ED and medical personnel in clinical hospitals: Kingman Regional, WARMC
- Submitted 1/5/22
- 2 weeks extension of the paramedical teams in Yuma and Canyon Vista (approved)
- Federal Vaccination Teams for Pima and Yuma Provinces (pending)