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Coronavirus in Arizona on Aug. 2: Over 1,400 new cases and 18 new deaths reported

The number of coronavirus cases and deaths in Arizona continue to rise. In an effort to track the changes, 12 News has started a daily live blog.

PHOENIX — Editor's note: Here's the live blog for Aug. 3.

The number of coronavirus cases and deaths in Arizona continue to rise. 

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

Here is the live blog for Sunday, Aug. 2.

Major updates: 

  • There have been 178,467 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 3,765 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.
  • 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 178,467 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Arizona and 3,765 coronavirus-related deaths, according to the state's latest numbers.

That is an increase from 177,002 cases and 3,747 coronavirus-related deaths reported as of Saturday.

A week ago, there were 162,014 cases and 3,305 deaths reported in Arizona.

Over 1,400 new cases, 18 deaths reported Sunday

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 1,465 new cases new cases and 18 new deaths on Sunday.

The state's death toll topped 3,700 on Saturday, around one week after reaching 3,000.

Arizona reached 50,000 coronavirus 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 0.89 as of Aug. 2.

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.

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 Sunday

There have been 178,467 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 3,765 coronavirus-related deaths as of Sunday.

That is an increase from 177,002 cases and 3,747 coronavirus-related deaths reported as of Saturday.

There were 1,465 new cases reported on Sunday, a decrease from the 2,992 new cases reported on Saturday.

There were 18 new deaths reported on Sunday, a decrease from the 53 new deaths reported on Saturday.

There were 5,439 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 days with the highest numbers of reported deaths were July 7 and 15, when 81 people died each day. That is subject to change.

In total, 9,240 new tests were reported on Sunday, a decrease from the 22,068  new tests reported on Friday.

There have been a total of 1,187,218 PCR and Serology tests reported to the state as of Sunday. 

12.7% of those tests have been positive as of Sunday.

Here's a county breakdown:

  • Maricopa: 120,279
  • Pima: 16,655
  • Pinal: 8,227
  • Coconino: 2,990
  • Navajo: 5,271
  • Apache: 3,064
  • Mohave: 3,027
  • La Paz: 473
  • Yuma: 11,142
  • Graham: 489
  • Cochise: 1,536
  • Santa Cruz: 2,608
  • Yavapai: 1,818
  • Gila: 833
  • Greenlee: 55

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.