Nearly 3,000 cases of valley fever in the state

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PHOENIX – It’s not just COVID-19 that is impacting the health of Arizonans.

Arizona Department of Health Services Tuesday released its weekly update on epidemiology and disease control, and there are 2,977 cases year-to-date of valley fever across the state.

There are also 375 cases of MRSA and 336 cases of streptococcus pnumoniae, invasive.

In Graham County, it’s pertussis that’s leading the way with 13 cases, followed by seven cases of valley fever.

Greenlee County is very healthy, according to Arizona Department of Health Services, with just one case each of valley fever, salmonellosis and streptococcus pnumoniae, invasive.

There are currently 1,289 positive cases of COVID-19 in Arizona, with 24 deaths.

The past two weeks have been the worst thus far in terms of number of cases, with 440 positives recorded the week of March 15 and 788 new cases the week of March 22.