PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Arizona health officials released new data on coronavirus cases in the state. The breakdown included information tracking cases by ZIP codes throughout the state, deaths by county -- including age, gender, race and ethnicity -- and testing numbers.

Coronavirus in Arizona

Former State Health Director Will Humble believes the releasing of this information will increase cooperation. "When a public health system is more transparent, people trust that system more," he said. "And when people trust that system more, they are more likely to follow the recommendations. So in an indirect way, releasing this kind of data is good and could help continuing to slow the spread."

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Top 10 cases by zip code in Phoenix-area:

  1. 85301 (Glendale) - 264
  2. 85033 (Phoenix) - 231
  3. 85008 (Phoenix) - 219
  4. 85035 (Maryvale, Phoenix) - 205
  5. 85206 (Mesa, Gilbert) - 194
  6. 85015 (Phoenix) - 192
  7. 85224 (Chandler), 85037 (Maryvale, Phoenix) - 187
  8. 85302 (Glendale, Peoria, Maryvale), 85202 (Mesa) - 179
  9. 85345 (Peoria, Glendale, Sun City) - 165
  10. 85353 (Tolleson, Phoenix, Avondale) - 154

Top 10 cases by zip code in Arizona:

  1. 85364 (Yuma) - 277
  2. 85301 (Glendale) - 264
  3. 85033 (Phoenix) - 231
  4. 85008 (Phoenix) - 219
  5. 85350 (Somerton, San Luis area) - 210
  6. 85035 (Maryvale, Phoenix), 85349 (Yuma) - 205
  7. 85206 (Mesa, Gilbert) - 194
  8. 85015 (Phoenix) - 192
  9. 85706 (Tucson) - 188
  10. 85224 (Chandler) - 187

The new data also breaks down deaths by race and ethnicity. Humble said it shows some of the health disparities with coronavirus. Native Americans make up 5% of the state's population, yet the new AZDHS data shows they account for 16% of Arizona's COVID-19 deaths.

"Native Americans are at a higher risk of hospitalizations and passing away as a result of the virus. You can see that in some of the demographic data," said Humble.

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