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Coronavirus in Arizona on Aug. 13: More than 1,300 new cases, 36 new deaths reported Thursday

There have been 190,794 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 4,383 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Arizona as of Thursday.

PHOENIX — Editor's note: Here's the live blog for Aug. 14.

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 Thursday, Aug. 13.

Major updates: 

  • There have been 190,794 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 4,383 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Arizona as of Thursday.
  • The state does not record how many people have recovered, but Johns Hopkins University estimates the number of people who have recovered.
  • Scroll down to see how many cases are in each ZIP code and additional information.

COVID-19 cases reported in Arizona on Thursday

There have been 190,794 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 4,383 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Arizona, according to the state's latest numbers.

That is an increase from 189,443 cases and 4,347 coronavirus-related deaths reported as of Wednesday.

A week ago, there were 183,647 cases and 4,002 deaths reported in Arizona.

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More than 1,300 new cases, 36 new deaths reported Thursday

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported more than 1,300 new cases and 36 new deaths on Thursday.

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases topped 190,000 on Thursday. The state's total death toll also neared 4,400.

Arizona reached 100,000 coronavirus cases on July 6 and 50,000 cases on June 21. The state reached 3,000 coronavirus deaths on July 23, 2,000 deaths on July 9 and 1,000 on June 5.

Arizona's Rt, pronounced r-naught, was at 0.82 as of Wednesday, the lowest in the nation. 

The Rt is essentially a mathematical number that shows whether more people are becoming infected or less.

The concern is that any Rt over 1, no matter how small, means the virus may grow exponentially.

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There were 5,481 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 94 people died. That is subject to change.

Health officials continued to stress that people should continue social distancing, wearing masks in public and stay home when possible.

Phoenix to launch mobile COVID-19 testing van

The city of Phoenix will launch a mobile COVID-19 testing van in an effort to bring free testing to underserved communities.

The van will offer viral and antibody tests, which will be administered by Vincere Cancer Care’s medical staff. 

The van will be available from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. five days a week, except Wednesdays and Sundays, starting Tuesday.

Testing will be available to everyone but appointments are required. If available, insurance information will be requested, but is not required to get tested.

You can schedule an appointment here.

Arizona landlords ask high court to invalidate eviction ban

Landlord advocacy groups are fighting Gov. Doug Ducey’s moratorium on evictions of people who have missed rent payments because they became ill or lost income due to the coronavirus. 

The Arizona Multihousing Association, the Manufactured Housing Communities of Arizona and several individual property owners filed a special action with the Arizona State Supreme Court Wednesday. 

They argue the moratorium violates the state constitution’s separation of powers and its contract clause. 

A representative for rental property owners says that five months after the ban was first imposed landlords are “at a breaking point.”  

The above article is from The Associated Press. 

RELATED: Arizona landlords sue Gov. Doug Ducey in effort to end eviction moratorium

Navajo Nation cases increase by 22, four more deaths

The Navajo Department of Health reported 22 new positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and four more deaths. 

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases is 9,356 and negative tests total 72,605.

The total number of deaths has reached 477 as of Wednesday. 

6,920 individuals have recovered from COVID-19 and 86,759 COVID-19 tests have been administered. 

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) 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 Thursday

There have been 190,794 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 4,383 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Arizona.

That is an increase from 189,443 cases and 4,347 coronavirus-related deaths reported as of Wednesday.

There were 1,351 new cases reported on Thursday, an increase from the 706 new cases reported on Wednesday.

There were 36 new deaths reported on Thursday, a decrease from the 148 new deaths reported on Wednesday.

There were 5,481 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 94 people died. That is subject to change.

In total, 18,784 new tests were reported on Thursday, an increase from the 7,834 new tests reported on Wednesday.

There have been a total of 1,303,570 PCR and Serology tests reported to the state as of Thursday. 

12.2% of those tests have been positive as of Thursday, down from 12.3% on Wednesday.

Here's a county breakdown:

  • Maricopa: 127,768
  • Pima: 19,001
  • Pinal: 8,616
  • Coconino: 3,146
  • Navajo: 5,430
  • Apache: 3,218
  • Mohave: 3,285
  • La Paz: 488
  • Yuma: 11,703
  • Graham: 574
  • Cochise: 1,747
  • Santa Cruz: 2,698
  • Yavapai: 2,084
  • Gila: 978
  • Greenlee: 57

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.