There is a lot of news regarding the coronavirus in Arizona.
In an effort to track the changes, 12 News has started a daily live blog.
Here is the live blog for Monday, April 13.
- There are now 3,702 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Arizona as of Monday morning.
- 122 people have died from the virus or complications related to the virus in Arizona, as of Monday morning.
- The state does not record how many people have recovered.
- Health department releases expanded data regarding coronavirus cases in Arizona for the first time including zip codes of case locations. Scroll down for the ZIP code map.
- The IRS is now depositing coronavirus stimulus checks
Need to know:
- Here's the national live blog for Monday, April 13
- Here’s how to get tested for coronavirus in Arizona
- Concern grows for people quarantined with abusers
- How to prepare for an unexpected hospitalization amid COVID-19 spread
There are now 3,702 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Arizona, 122 deaths
There are now 3,702 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Arizona, with 122 coronavirus-related deaths, according to the state's latest numbers.
Cases are up from 3,539 confirmed cases on Sunday with 115 deaths.
One week ago, there were 2,456 cases and 65 deaths in Arizona.
Here's a county breakdown:
- Maricopa: 2,020
- Pima: 668
- Pinal: 168
- Coconino: 253
- Navajo: 345
- Apache: 89
- Mohave: 40
- La Paz: 4
- Yuma: 17
- Graham: 2
- Cochise: 16
- Santa Cruz: 7
- Yavapai: 65
- Gila: 3
- Greenlee: 2
Arizona releases ZIP code locations of coronavirus cases, other data for the first time
For the first time, the Arizona Department of Health Services released expanded data points regarding coronavirus cases in Arizona on Sunday April 12.
The AZDHS website now features the location of confirmed cases in Arizona by zip code. Additionally, demographics including race and ethnicity on confirmed coronavirus-related deaths, hospital information and more are being reported by the state.
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.
The zip code with the most cases as of Monday morning is 85382 in Peoria/Glendale with 69 cases.
Below are zip codes in Arizona with more than 30 cases as of April 13.
AZDHS also released demographics on the coronavirus-related deaths in Arizona up to this point. As of Monday morning, 62% of the 122 deaths have been men.
Data shows 25% of deaths in Arizona have been white/non-Hispanic individuals, 15% have been Native Americans, 7% have been Hispanic.
AZDHS shows the race/ethnicity are unknown in 49% of the deaths.
In terms of testing numbers, AZDHS shows more than 43,000 people have been tested in Arizona.
Since testing began in February, 92% of tests returned negative and 8% positive.
AZDHS shows how many tests have been conducted in each county on a map.
Navajo Nation confirms 28 deaths, 813 cases
The total number of positive COVID-19 cases has reached 813 on the Navajo Nation as of Monday, an increase of 115 cases over two days.
Twenty-eight people have now died of virus-related complications on the nation.
Navajo officials are considering another 57-hour curfew like the one last weekend to help curb the spread of the disease.
Mohave County confirms 45 cases
The Mohave County Health Department (MCDPH) Nursing staff confirmed that the county has nine new coronavirus cases bringing the county's total to 45. Eight of the cases were in the Kingman service area and the last new case was in the Lake Havasu City area.
There are now 17 positive confirmed cases in the Lake Havasu City area, including two earlier deaths, 24 in Kingman, and 4 in Bullhead City.
Maricopa County awaiting test results of seven inmates, says 'complete quarantine' is not realistic
Maricopa County Correctional Health Services (CHS) held a press conference today to discuss testing and disease management in the county's jails amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
CHS stated that 28 inmates who were showing symptoms of COVID-19 had been tested. 21 of those tests have come back negative while CHS is still awaiting the results of seven of the inmates.
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.
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