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Coronavirus in Arizona on June 20: More than 3,100 new cases reported Saturday following record-high case day

There are 49,798 people with confirmed cases of coronavirus in Arizona and 1,338 coronavirus-related deaths, as of Saturday morning.

PHOENIX — The number of coronavirus cases and deaths in Arizona continues to rise. 

In an effort to track the changes, 12 News has started a daily live blog.

Here is the live blog for Saturday, June 20.

Major updates: 

  • There are 49,798 people with confirmed cases of coronavirus in Arizona and 1,338 coronavirus-related deaths, as of Saturday morning.
  • The state does not record how many people have recovered.
  • Gov. Doug Ducey allowed cities to set own mask requirements
  • Scroll down to see how many cases are in each ZIP code and additional information.

COVID-19 cases reported in Arizona on Saturday

There are 49,798 people with confirmed cases of coronavirus in Arizona and 1,338 coronavirus-related deaths as of Saturday, according to the state's latest numbers.

That's up from 46,689 cases and and 1,312 coronavirus-related deaths reported as of Friday. 

A week ago, there were 34,458 cases and 1,183 deaths reported in Arizona.

The 3,246 case increase reported Friday is the largest single-day increase since the pandemic began.

Arizona records two straight days of 3,000+ new cases

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported a second straight day of more than 3,000 new coronavirus cases on Saturday. 

There were 3,109 new coronavirus cases reported on Saturday, a decrease from the record-high 3,246 new cases reported on Friday. 

Friday's record broke a previous record set just on Thursday, with 2,519 new cases reported Thursday. 

And Thursday's record broke a previous record set just on Tuesday, with 2,392 new coronavirus cases reported. 

Big Surf to remain closed for 2020

Big Surf Waterpark in Tempe announced it would remain closed for the 2020 season. 

The announcement was made Friday due to the "evolving global health crisis and the associated restrictions related to social distancing."

Anyone who bought a daily or season pass can keep it through 2021. Anyone who bought a daily or season pass through Groupon can also keep it through 2021. Anyone can request a refund if they would like. 

Officials said they hope to reopen in 2021. 

Navajo Nation cases jump by 62

The Navajo Department of Health reported 62 new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and six more deaths. 

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation is 6,894.

The total number of deaths reached 330 as of Friday. 

Reports from 11 health care facilities on and near the Navajo Nation indicate that approximately 3,462 individuals recovered from COVID-19, with one health care facility report still pending. 

Nearly 48,000 people have been tested for COVID-19.

Masks required in public

Gov. Doug Ducey allowed individual Arizona cities to create their own policies about face-covering requirements and enforcement on Wednesday.  

A face covering has proven to be effective at limiting the spread of COVID-19, according to the CDC. The virus is primarily spread by in-person contact through sneezes and coughs.

Many cities, including Phoenix, have adopted their own mask requirement that is now in effect.

RELATED: These are the Arizona cities, counties and communities that have mask requirements

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How to get tested for the coronavirus in Arizona

Are you looking to get tested for coronavirus in Arizona?

If you have reason to believe you have contracted coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, this is what you should do.

RELATED: How to get tested for coronavirus in Arizona

Arizona releases ZIP code locations of coronavirus cases, other data

The Arizona Department of Health Services has released expanded data points regarding coronavirus cases in the state. 

The AZDHS website now features the location of confirmed cases in Arizona by zip code. 

You can see the current ZIP code map here and can find yours by clicking around or searching for your ZIP code in the top right of the map.

More information on coronavirus cases from Saturday

There are 49,798 people with confirmed cases of coronavirus in Arizona and 1,338 coronavirus-related deaths as of Saturday.

That's up from 46,689 cases and and 1,312 coronavirus-related deaths reported as of Friday. 

That's an increase of 3,109 new cases reported on Saturday, a decrease from the record-high 3,246 new cases reported on Friday.

There were 26 new deaths reported on Saturday, a decrease from the 41 new deaths reported on Friday.

In total, 16,577 new tests were reported on Saturday.

There have been a total of 549,274 PCR and Serology tests reported to the state as of Saturday. 

8% of those tests have been positive.

Here's a county breakdown:

  • Maricopa: 28,303
  • Pima: 5,313
  • Pinal: 2,171
  • Coconino: 1,490
  • Navajo: 2,984
  • Apache: 2,116
  • Mohave: 717
  • La Paz: 268
  • Yuma: 4,074
  • Graham: 61
  • Cochise: 362
  • Santa Cruz: 1,347
  • Yavapai: 436
  • Gila: 143
  • Greenlee: 13

Click on the links below to find more information from each county's health department:

COVID-19 is believed to be primarily spread through coughs or sneezes. 

It may be possible for the virus to spread by touching a surface or object with the virus and then a person touching their mouth, nose or eyes, but this is not thought to be the main method of spread, the CDC says. 

You should consult your doctor if you traveled to an area currently affected by COVID-19 and feel sick with fever, cough or difficulty breathing. 

There is no vaccine for the coronavirus, so the best way to prevent COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases is to:

  • Wear face coverings while in public.
  • Practice social distancing while in public.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently-touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

You can text FACTS to 602-444-1212 to receive more information on the coronavirus and to ask questions.

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