Arizona now over 1,100 cases of coronavirus


The state of Arizona has reported over 1,100 cases of COVID-19 as of Monday morning.

The Arizona Department of Health Services reports 1,157 cases and 20 deaths in the state.

Maricopa County is reporting 689 cases, but the AZDHS shows 690 in the county.

Greenlee County became the last county in Arizona to report a case, with only one so far. The county has only tested 35 people, according to the AZDHS.

The AZDHS over the weekend updated their COVID-19 page to show testing numbers from the state and private labs. People in the 20-44 age group have been tested the most, accounting for 7,325 of the 16,759 tests and 426 of the confirmed cases.

On Monday, Gov. Doug Ducey and Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman announced the closure of schools through the end of the school year. Some schools have already shifted to remote learning.

With all counties reporting cases, they are all under Mr. Ducey's executive order forcing restaurants to dine-out options only and closing bars, theaters, gyms and other businesses.

With widespread community transmission of COVID-19, and increased testing, ADHS expects to see more cases of COVID-19 in Arizona. COVID-19 is highly contagious and can be fatal. It is imperative that everyone takes precautions to protect themselves and their friends and family from this disease, officials have said.

COVID-19 spreads through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Symptoms are thought to appear within two to 14 days after exposure and consist of fever, cough, runny nose, and difficulty breathing.

For people with mild illness, individuals are asked to stay home, drink plenty of fluids, and get rest. For people with more severe symptoms, such as shortness of breath, individuals are advised to seek healthcare.

The best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19, according to officials:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer;
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands;
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick;
  • Stay home when sick;
  • Cover cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately throw the tissue in the trash; and
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Call 1-844-542-8201 or 211 with any questions about COVID-19 in Arizona.

Cases per 10,000 residents in each Arizona county (as of March 30)

  • Navajo: 7.933
  • Coconino: 4.949
  • Apache: 2.365
  • Pima: 1.786
  • Maricopa: 1.538
  • Pinal: 1.383
  • Greenlee: 1.053
  • La Paz: 0.948
  • Yavapai: 0.638
  • Graham: 0.515
  • Santa Cruz: 0.430
  • Mohave: 0.330
  • Cochise: 0.318
  • Yuma: 0.281
  • Gila: 0.185

* Uses 2019 population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau