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Coronavirus: Latest updates, cases in Arizona

Coronavirus in Arizona
Posted: 11:36 AM, Mar 21, 2020
Updated: 2020-04-05 12:54:39-04
Coronavirus in Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. — Arizona Public Health officials are tracking the spread of coronavirus throughout the state. This article has the latest updates and cases in Arizona.

The Arizona Department of Health Services has confirmed 2,269 COVID-19 cases in Arizona, so far. This was last updated April 5, 2020.


According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, here are the latest totals of those tested and those who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Arizona. Arizona has been ranked as widespread, which means there have been confirmed cases in more than 12 counties. This was last updated on April 5, 2020.

Number of deaths: 64
Number of cases: 2,269
Number of total tested: 27,160 (at both private and state labs)

Reported cases of COVID-19 by county:

  • Maricopa: 1,326
  • Pinal: 103
  • Pima: 372
  • Navajo: 195
  • Coconino: 155
  • Yavapai: 45
  • Cochise: 8
  • Graham: 2
  • Santa Cruz: 4
  • Yuma: 13
  • Apache: 23
  • Mohave: 16
  • La Paz: 3
  • Gila: 3
  • Greenlee: 1
  • Gila River Indian Community: 1
  • Navajo Nation: 128 cases, 2 deaths
  • Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community: 1

Breakdown of cases in Pima County:

  • Deaths: 12
  • Female: 175
  • Male: 151
  • Ages 0-17: 4
  • Ages 18-40: 117
  • Ages 41-65: 110
  • Ages 66 and up: 90
  • Age Unknown: 5

Timeline of cases recorded:

APRIL 5, 2020

The Pima County Health Department has confirmed 12 deaths in the county Sunday. The total number of cases rose to 326 from 280.

APRIL 4, 2020

The Mohave County Department of Public Health confirmed the first coronavirus-related death in Mohave County Saturday. The individual was over the age of 65 and had other underlying health conditions.

MCDPH also confirmed three additional cases in the Lake Havasu City service area. One of the three cases has been hospitalized, but is an out-of-state resident, which will not be included in the county case count.

There are now eight positive confirmed cases in the Lake Havasu City area, five in Kingman, and two in Bullhead City, according to MCDPH.

Also, the Pima County Health Department has confirmed 11 deaths in the county Saturday.

APRIL 3, 2020:

Arizona has now recorded 41 coronavirus-related deaths, with 1,769 cases across the state. Maricopa County now has more than 1,000 confirmed cases, with 280 cases in Pima County.

Arizona has conducted exactly 24,673 tests in both private and public labs, the latest update from AZDHS shows.

APRIL 2, 2020:

There are now more more than 1,500 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Arizona.

APRIL 1, 2020:

Confirmed cases in Arizona are now at 1,413, with 29 deaths statewide. In Pima County, there are 217 cases and 10 deaths.

MARCH 31, 2020

There are at least 1,289 people infected with the coronavirus in Arizona, and 24 deaths. That's according to the latest data from AZDHS.

The number of cases in Pima County rose to 202. Maricopa County remains the center of most of the state's cases, with 788 confirmed so far.

MARCH 30, 2020

The number of coronavirus cases in Arizona has crossed the 1,000 mark -- 1,157 to be exact

At least 20 people have died of the virus, according to the latest information from the Arizona Department of Health Services.

There are 187 cases of the virus in Pima County.

MARCH 27, 2020

The number of COVID-19 cases in Arizona jumped by more than 150 overnight, with 5 new deaths recorded in the state.

The total number of confirmed cases stands at 665, with 102 in Pima County, and 13 deaths, according to the latest numbers from the Arizona Deparmtent of Health Services.

Exactly 100 of those new cases were recorded in Maricopa County, which has by far the most number of cases in the state at 399.

MARCH 26, 2020

Governor Doug Ducey is issuing an Executive Order to ensure Arizona hospitals increase capacity to prepare for a possible influx of patients due to COVID-19. The order requires hospitals to have more patient beds available across the state, to take steps to optimize staffing levels, and to maximize critical resources.

MARCH 25, 2020

There are now 401 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Arizona, with 49 cases in Pima County, according to the latest AZDHS update. The number of deaths remains at six so far.

Mohave County has announced its first case of coronavirus, involving an adult who is recovering at home in the Lake Havasu area. They did not give more information on age or gender.

Cochise County announced a second case of coronavirus Wednesday. County health officials say the patient is a woman who just returned from overseas travel. She is self-isolating and recovering at home.

MARCH 24, 2020

There have been six coronavirus-related deaths in Arizona, the Arizona Department of Health Services says.

That number includes one death in Pima County reported Monday night, and two previously reported deaths in Maricopa County. Coconino County confirmed another death Tuesday evening. It's not immediately clear where the other two deaths occurred.

Data released from the state Tuesday morning shows 42 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Pima County -- the second-highest to Maricopa County, with 199 cases.

In total, there are 326 cases of COVID-19 across Arizona.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez has announced new positive tests for COVID-19 bringing the total to 43 in Arizona Tuesday.

MARCH 23, 2020

Health officials have confirmed the first death due to coronavirus in Pima County, marking the third death in our state.

According to the Pima County Health Department, the individual was a woman in her 50s with underlying health issues that may have put her at a higher risk for complications due to the respiratory virus. PCHD reportedly received the positive results Monday evening.

MARCH 22, 2020

Arizona Department of Health Services has recorded a second death in Arizona.

Maricopa County Department of Public Health confirmed a man in his 70s with underlying health conditions has died.

Health officials are working with close contacts of the man and will be monitoring for symptoms, according to MCDPH.

Earlier, the Pinal County Public Health Department announced two new COVID-19 cases in Pinal County Sunday.

One individual is in her 50s and the other is a man in his 60s, PCPHD says.

Both are isolated at home and recovering. These cases are both close contacts of one of the cases announced March 19.

"Pinal County's total cases of COVID-19 now stand at sixteen, of which fifteen are either fully recovered, or are isolated at home and recovering," PCPHD.

MARCH 21, 2020

The Phoenix Veteran Affairs Health Care System announced Saturday that a Veteran has tested positive COVID-19 at the Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center.

Here is the statement released by Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center:

The risk of transmission to other patients and staff remains low, as the Veteran is being cared for in respiratory isolation by staff who are specially trained on Centers for Disease Control (CDC) treatment guidelines, including the use of personal protective equipment and infection control techniques.

VA is screening Veterans and staff who present with symptoms of fever, cough, and shortness of breath who meet the CDC criteria for evaluation of COVID-19 infection. Per CDC guidance and VA protocols, individuals known to be at risk for a COVID-19 infection are immediately isolated to prevent potential spread to others.

Veterans and staff are encouraged to take everyday preventive actions to avoid being exposed to the virus:

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wash hands often
  • Stay home if you are sick or becoming sick.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • If you have symptoms or have been exposed to someone with symptoms, call the VA before going to the facility.
More information for Veterans is here: [

Earlier, the Pinal County Public Health Department officials have confirmed four new COVID-19 cases Saturday.

One individual is in her 40s, another is in her 60s, another in his 60s, and lastly one in his 70s. All individuals are isolated and recovering at home.

PCPHD says none of these cases were related to each other or any previos cases.

"This brings the total number of cases in Pinal County to fourteen. Only one of these is currently hospitalized," Pinal County Public Health Department said.

MARCH 20, 2020

The Arizona Department of Health Services has reported the first confirmed coronavirus-related death in the state. The patient was a man in his 50s in Maricopa County with underlying health conditions.

Earlier on March 20, the Pima County Health Department has confirmed the eighth COVID-19 case Friday. The individual is in her 60s who is isolated and not hospitalized.

PCHD says the two previously hospitalized individuals who had positive COVID-19 tests have been released from hospital care.

Arizona Department of Health Services is requiring all bars, gyms, and movie theaters in Arizona counties with confirmed COVID-19 cases to close; and restaurants to provide dine-out services only.

MARCH 19, 2020

Arizona health officials said Thursday morning there are now 44 cases of coronavirus confirmed in the state. Maricopa County jumped from 11 to 22 cases, Pinal County jumps from 8 to 10, Pima County jumps from 5 to 7. There are 130 state lab tests still pending.

MARCH 18, 2020

Arizona health officials say there are now 27 cases of coronavirus confirmed in Arizona, up from 21 on Tuesday.

Maricopa County Department of Public Health says two new cases of COVID-19 in the county include a woman in her 40s who is recovering in isolation at home, and a man in his 70s who is also recovering in isolation at home.

MARCH 17, 2020

There are two new cases of coronavirus in Arizona, including one new case in Maricopa County and the first case in Navajo County.

The Navajo Nation has confirmed a second positive COVID-19 case.

This individual is a middle-aged man from the same region as the first person who tested positive within the Keyanta IHS Service Area, according to the Navajo Nation.

MARCH 16, 2020:

One of the Pima County patients with coronavirus is currently hospitalized at the VA Hospital in Tucson.

A spokesperson for the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System confirmed the news in an email Monday morning, saying the patient tested presumptively positive on Saturday.

MARCH 15, 2020:

The Pima County Health Department announced a third presumptive positive case of COVID-19 Sunday.

PCHD says the individual is an older adult who currently recovering in a hospital.

MARCH 14, 2020:

Maricopa County Public Health has confirmed the fourth presumptively positive COVID-19 case in the county Saturday.

MARCH 13, 2020:

The Pima Unified School District in Graham County says a staff member who was previously exposed to the coronavirus has now tested positive.

It's unclear if this is the 10th case in Arizona announced earlier Friday by the Pima County Health Department, or if this is an additional case that is not reflected in the numbers compiled by the Arizona Department of Health Services. As of Friday night, the AZDHS website did not list any confirmed cases in Graham County.

The Pima County Health Department announced the second presumptive positive case with COVID-19 in Pima County Friday.

The individual had recently recently traveled to another U.S. state. Investigators are working to determine if the virus was contracted during travel or not, according to PCHD.

MARCH 11, 2020:

Pinal County health officials confirmed two new presumptive positive cases the virus. Both patients are more than 60 years old and live in the same household as the three other Pinal County cases.

The Maricopa County Deparmtent of Public Health also confirmed a new case of the virus Wednesday. The patient is a man in his 90s. There are now nine diagnosed coronavirus patients in the state.

MARCH 9, 2020:

A Pima County resident has tested presumptively positive for the coronavirus known as COVID-19, county health officials announced Monday afternoon.

The person wasn't seriously ill and has fully recovered, but is staying at home as a precaution. State and county health officials are investigating anyone who had contacts with the patient.

Two Pinal County residents were diagnosed with COVID-19 Saturday. The cases are from the same household as the current Pinal County case, ADHS says.

MARCH 6, 2020:

The state's first community-spread coronavirus case has been confirmed in a Pinal County resident.

The case is the third person has tested "presumptive positive" in Arizona, the state health department confirmed Friday.

MarchMARCH 3, 2020:

The new “presumptive positive” case was added to the department’s list Tuesday.

The Maricopa County Department of Public Health says the new case involves a Maricopa County man in his twenties who is a "known contact of a presumed positive case outside of Arizona who had traveled to an area with community spread of COVID-19." He is not hospitalized and is recovering at home, officials say.

JANUARY 26, 2020:

The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and the Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) have confirmed one person in Maricopa County has been diagnosed with the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

The patient is a member of the Arizona State University community but does not live in university housing. ADHS officials said the person had recently returned from travel to Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the illness.

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A test is considered "presumptive positive" when a test results positive at a state lab but hasn't been confirmed by the CDC.

Arizona Department of Health Services says the community COVID-19 spread is minimal at this time. See below a list of safety protocols to follow to stay healthy.

The Arizona Department of Health Services says these are the best ways to prevent the spread of the virus:

• 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.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately throw the tissue in the trash.
Symptoms of the virus are thought to appear within two to 14 days after exposure, according to ADHS. Those under risk of contracting the virus are individuals who have traveled to an area where COVID-19 is spreading or in closes contact with others who may have COVID-19.

If you have developed symptoms including fever, cough, shortness of breath stay home and call your doctor, ADHS says.

Find a full list of resources and tips provided by Arizona Town Hall.