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6th confirmed coronavirus-related death in Pima County

Posted at 11:54 AM, Mar 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-29 14:54:02-04

PIMA COUNTY, Ariz. — The Pima County Health Department has confirmed the sixth coronavirus-related death in the county Sunday.

Health officials say the man was between the ages of 41-65 with underlying conditions, which put him at a higher risk for severe illness.

As of March 29, the health department is reporting 147 total cases of COVID-19 in Pima County since March 9.

The best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19, according to the Pima County Health Department:

  • Wash your 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 your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

If you have developed symptoms including fever, cough, shortness of breath stay home and call your health care provider.