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Coronavirus in Arizona on Sept. 27: 412 new cases, no new deaths reported

There have been 217,237 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 5,622 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Arizona as of Sunday.

ARIZONA, USA — Editor's note: Here's the live blog for Sept. 28.

In an effort to track the changes with the coronavirus outbreak in Arizona, 12 News has started a daily live blog.

Here is the live blog for Sunday, Sept. 27.

Major updates: 

  • There have been 217,237 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 5,622 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Arizona as of Sunday.
  • The state does not record how many people have recovered, but Johns Hopkins University estimates the number of people who have recovered.
  • You can find COVID-19 testing sites here.
  • Scroll down to see how many cases are in each ZIP code and additional information.

COVID-19 cases reported in Arizona on Sunday

There have been 217,237 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 5,622 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Arizona, according to the state's latest numbers.

That is an increase from 216,826 cases and 5,622 coronavirus-related deaths reported as of Saturday.

A week ago, there were 213,551 cases and 5,467 deaths reported in Arizona.

Peoria advances reopening

The city of Peoria will shift to the second phase of the city's plan to reopen next week as coronavirus cases trend down.

Peoria has been on the strictest social distancing phase since May 18, but city leaders say the outbreak has regressed enough to transition to the middle phase on Sept. 18.

The city says facilities and programs will operate under moderate physical distancing protocols and facial masks will be still be required until moving to the least stringent protocol at a future date.

Here are some things the city says will change beginning Monday:

  • Ramada rentals are available for less than 50 people.
  • Field reservations will resume with moderate restrictions.
  • Dial-a-Ride shared rides will resume with moderate restrictions.
  • Organized sports will resume with modified rules and schedules.
  • Peoria’s two libraries will remain open with reduced group sizes and expanded access to technologies, collections and resources.
  • The Peoria Community Center will also reopen, with group sizes limited to 50 participants.
  • As local schools begin resuming onsite instruction, Peoria’s AM/PM Before and After School Program will resume with a 1 to 20 staff-student ratio
  • City public meetings will open to the public with strict sanitation, moderate occupancy and social distancing protocols.

Arizona health department sets up hotline to report businesses

The Arizona Department of Health Services has set up two ways for people to report local businesses that are not following COVID-19 guidelines. 

People can report businesses through a hotline or through an online form:

Submit a complaint online at www.azhealth.gov/complianceCOVID19

Calling the COVID-19 Compliance Hotline at 1-844-410-2157

“There’s a role for the public as well: If you believe a business isn’t following these requirements, which were established for the safety of customers, employees, and the broader public, ADHS encourages you to share your concerns so local and state officials can follow up as needed,” AZDHS said in a statement.


RELATED: Arizona’s health department wants you to report businesses that don’t enforce safety requirements

Navajo Nation releases case update

The Navajo Department of Health released that they have had 32 new cases and no new deaths as of today.

The total number of cases in the area is 10,269. 104,746 tests have been administered since the start of the virus. 

There have been 7,250 people that have recovered and 552 total deaths. 

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez released a statement that said: 

"We are meeting regularly with the Department of Health, Indian Health Service, and other health experts to monitor and help isolate positive COVID-19 cases. If you feel symptoms, please get tested as soon as possible before possibly spreading it to others including your family members. We are working closely with the health experts and the Navajo Health Command Operations Center to minimize the spread of the recent spikes in cases in certain communities. Please stay home and keep your families safe as much as possible."

For more information on the virus in Navajo Nation, visit their website.

Free masks available for some Arizonans


The Arizona Department of Health Services announced that some Arizonans would be able to get free masks from the state.

The department partnered with Hanes to provide free face masks to Arizona’s most vulnerable populations.

Anyone who is part of a vulnerable population (including, but not limited to, individuals with medical conditions or individuals age 65 or older), a student (or parents on behalf of students), school staff member or who may not be able to purchase one is able to get a free mask.

Each other will provide five washable, reusable cloth face masks, one order per household.

The department hopes to give out two million cloth face masks.

Anyone with questions can visit the department's FAQs page or contact Hanes at 1-800-503-6698.

Sign up for the free masks here.

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 Sunday

There have been 217,237 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 5,622 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Arizona.

That is an increase from 216,826 cases and 5,622 coronavirus-related deaths reported as of Saturday.

There were 412 new cases reported on Sunday, a decrease from the 457 reported on Saturday. 

There were no deaths reported on Sunday, a decrease from the 35 reported on Saturday.

There were 5,469 cases reported on the collection date of June 29, the day with the most collected diagnoses so far. That is subject to change.

Health officials said the day with the highest number of reported deaths was July 17, when 98 people died. That is subject to change.

In total, 9,926 new tests were reported on Sunday, an increase from the 11,293 new tests reported on Saturday.

There have been a total of 1,734,623 PCR and Serology tests reported to the state as of Sunday. 

10.5% of those tests have been positive as of Sunday, the same as Saturday.

Here's a county breakdown:

  • Maricopa: 141,211
  • Pima: 25,412
  • Pinal: 10,547
  • Coconino: 4,080
  • Navajo: 5,787
  • Apache: 3,527
  • Mohave: 3,977
  • La Paz: 544
  • Yuma: 12,695
  • Graham: 821
  • Cochise: 1,905
  • Santa Cruz: 2,836
  • Yavapai: 2,532
  • Gila: 1,303
  • Greenlee: 59

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.