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Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center

Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center's inpatient COVID-19 average over the last  14 days has been 12, Shaylee Richards, hospital spokeswoman, said Wednesday.

Last week, the hospital was averaging seven per day and a couple of weeks before that it was two per day, Richards said.

Richards said 1,041 people have tested positive for the virus at the hospital since the start of the pandemic and the positivity rate for the last two weeks is 34.67%, Richards said.

"Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center is prepared," Richards said. "We have enough equipment and tests and we have the staffing. We are ready to handle the worst of the worse if we have to."

Since Aug. 25, 261 Graham County and 39 Greenlee County residents have caught the virus, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.

As of Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2,057 people were hospitalized with the virus compared to 1,131 on July 31 and 527 on June 30, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.

The number of COVID-19 patients in ICU on June 30 was 136. It was 296 on July 31 and as of Aug. 31 it was 531, according to the state.

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