COVID-19 cases in Pima County continue to plateau, with a slight downward trend. Most recently, cases from Sept. 5-11 dropped by about 6% to 1,722 from the week prior. “I was hoping that we’d have a much steeper decline like we’ve had in some of our other peaks. This really seems to be settling and plateauing rather than declining just yet,” Dr. Francisco Garcia, the county’s chief medical officer, said Friday. “Sometimes it looks a little bit too scarcely flat for my liking.” Cases have plateaued here for about six weeks, with the exception of Aug. 15-21, when cases jumped over 2,000. Since that peak, weekly cases have fallen by about 15%. Across Arizona, weekly cases have fallen by 20%, from a peak of 22,830 during the week of Aug. 15-21, according to data from the Arizona Department of Health Services. Weekly COVID-19 hospitalizations in Pima County had shown a downward trend for two weeks before Aug. 29-Sept. 4 when they jumped to 124 from a total of 98 the week before, according a Pima County Health Department report published on Sept. 16.