Cases and positivity remain high but there are small signs of improvement everywhere it what looked like the state that was most out-of-control a month ago. Hospitalizations are falling slowly -- and some of that is simply people dying -- but they're not being replaced with new patients.
By so many metrics, it looks like it was going to be much worse in Arizona than it's been so far and that underscores how little we still know about the virus. It's increasingly clear that case numbers are only catching a small portion of those who have contracted the virus.
The monthly numbers for Arizona are out:
Deaths rise by 115% to 1974 in July vs a 78% rise in June when 715 people died
cases in July rose by 107% to 89,918 vs 8 294% increase in June to 58,092.