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Here is everything to know about coronavirus in Arizona on May 25

The path towards reopening Arizona has started, but it will be gradual. In an effort to track the changes, 12 News has started a daily live blog.

PHOENIX — Editor's note: This is the live blog for May 26.

The path towards reopening Arizona has started, but it will be gradual.

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

Here is the live blog for Monday, May 25.

VERSIÓN EN ESPAÑOL: 25 de mayo: Aquí lo que necesita saber sobre el brote del coronavirus en Arizona

Major updates: 

  • There are 16,561 people with confirmed cases of coronavirus in Arizona and 806 coronavirus-related deaths, as of Monday morning.  
  • The state does not record how many people have recovered.
  • Scroll down to see how many cases are in each ZIP code and additional information.

COVID-19 cases reported in Arizona on Monday

There are 16,561 people with confirmed cases of coronavirus in Arizona and 806 coronavirus-related deaths as of Monday morning, according to the state's latest numbers.

That's up from 16,339 confirmed cases and 800 deaths on Sunday.

One week ago, there were 14,170 cases across the state with 686 deaths.

Scroll down for more information.

Arizona child care centers struggle to survive during virus

Less than a third of Arizona’s preschools and child care centers remain open as the industry struggles with the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. 

The Arizona Daily Star reported requests for child care remain low despite Republican Gov. Doug Ducey’s call for Arizona to gradually reopen following a temporary statewide closure of nonessential businesses in March. 

There are approximately 2,500 licensed child care centers, preschools and in-home providers in Arizona and about 800 of those are currently open. 

Facilities operating under Centers for Disease Control guidelines have limited classroom groups to no more than 10, including teachers.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

Maricopa County residents will get texts if they test positive

Maricopa County Department of Public Health will text residents who have a positive COVID-19 test. 

The text will tell them about what they need to do to take care of themselves and reduce the spread of disease.

The text message will share three things:

  • A link to a secure form that will gather initial information and provide infection control guidance
  • A phone number to a hotline with medical professionals who can answer questions
  • A webpage where residents can verify the text, phone number and link are from MCDPH

This text will come once Public Health is notified of their positive diagnostic (PCR or antigen) test result. 

Within a few days, a disease investigator will call the person to conduct a thorough interview to learn about their illness and provide more guidance on when to get medical care and how to prevent spread to household contacts and others. 

The interview will also uncover who may have been exposed, so that contact tracers can follow up with those individuals to advise them of the exposure, what symptoms they need to watch for, when to get tested and how to avoid infecting others.

Navajo Nation cases reach 4,689 with 156 deaths 

The Navajo Department of Health reported 56 new cases of COVID-19 for the Navajo Nation as of Sunday. 

There are now 4,689 confirmed cases of coronavirus on Navajo Nation as of Sunday. 

The total number of deaths has reached 156 as of Sunday. 

Preliminary reports from eight health care facilities indicate that approximately 1,400 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, with more reports still pending. 

On Monday, the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President, in coordination with the Navajo Veterans Administration, will host a wreath laying ceremony on Memorial Day to honor military men and women who lost their lives defending our country and those missing in action, and a food distribution for Navajo veterans to assist them during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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 below 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 Monday

There are 16,561 people with confirmed cases of coronavirus in Arizona and 806 coronavirus-related deaths as of Monday morning.

That's up from 16,339 confirmed cases and 800 deaths on Sunday.

That's an increase of 222 new cases reported since Sunday, an increase from the 300 new cases reported on Saturday. 

There was six new deaths reported on Monday, down from the one new death reported on Sunday. 

In total, 7,724 new tests were reported on Monday, down from 6,871 tests that were reported on Sunday. 

There have been a total of 268,383 PCR and Serology tests reported to the state as of Monday. 

5.6% of those tests have been positive. 

Here's a county breakdown:

  • Maricopa: 8,379
  • Pima: 2,046
  • Pinal: 764
  • Coconino: 1,028
  • Navajo: 1,543
  • Apache: 1,191
  • Mohave: 319
  • La Paz: 51
  • Yuma: 656
  • Graham: 24
  • Cochise: 59
  • Santa Cruz: 186
  • Yavapai: 288
  • Gila: 24
  • Greenlee: 3

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:

  • 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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