Multiple cases of COVID-19 reported over holiday weekend

SAFFORD — Graham County experienced its worst weekend thus far in terms of new coronavirus cases.

Graham County Health Department announced there were two new cases Friday, 13 Saturday and 12 Sunday for a total of 27 new cases of COVID-19.

That brings the county’s total number of positive cases to 152 since the start of the pandemic and there have been 1,749 tested, for an infection rate of 8.69 percent.

Twenty-nine of the positive cases have been in people 20-years-old and younger, 40 in people 21 to 34 years old, 59 in those 35 to 64, and 24 in those 65 years old and older.

There are 116 cases still active, 33 have recovered and there have been three deaths.

The San Carlos Apache Tribe had a similarly difficult holiday weekend, with 24 new cases of COVID-19 on the reservation — nine on Friday, 10 on Saturday and five on Sunday.

The tribe is dealing with a total of 192 tribal members testing positive —170 on the reservation and 22 off — with 58 recovered, 129 active and five deaths.

The San Carlos Apache Healthcare Corporation has conducted 2,071 tests of tribal members on the reservation, for an infection rate of 8.21 percent.

Greenlee County also saw a significant uptick in positive cases. The Greenlee County Health Department reported three new cases Friday, four Saturday and one Sunday, bringing the county’s total to 26.

Fourteen of the cases are active, 11 have recovered and there has been one death.

Greenlee County has tested 500, for an infection rate of 5.2 percent.