Yavapai County is seeing a substantial spike in new COVID-19 cases this week. County health officials say since Monday there have been 289 new cases of COVID-19 with two deaths. The positivity rate has nearly doubled from 4.7-percent last week to 8.2-percent this week. Yavapai Regional Medical Center is reporting 25 COVID-19 patients in their hospital with five at Verde Valley Medical Center and five at the VA hospital in Prescott. Just over 39-percent of people in Yavapai County ages 12 and older are fully vaccinated.