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AZDHS confirms two more presumptive positive COVID-19 cases in Pinal County

5 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arizona
Posted at 9:22 AM, Mar 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-08 14:34:04-04

PHOENIX, Ariz. — The Arizona Department of Health Services and Pinal County Public Health Department has confirmed two additional presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in Pinal County.

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.

State and local public health services are investigating these cases.

Arizona Department of Health Services is expecting more cases COVID-19 in Arizona, and they are asking residents to follow the infection prevention guidelines.

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Guidelines to prevent COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Avoid touching you eye, nose, and mouth
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Cover you cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw that tissue in the trash
  • Sanitize frequently touched objects and surfaces using spray or wipes
  • Wash you hands often with soap for at least 20 seconds

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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.

AZ Dept. of Health@AZDHS ADHS and Pinal County confirmed today there are two additional presumptive positive COVID-19 cases in Pinal County, both are members of the household of the current Pinal case https://1.azdhs.gov/32Wpg0i

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