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Coronavirus in Arizona on Feb. 5: 3,826 new cases, 196 new deaths reported Friday

There have been 775,622 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 13,948 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Arizona as of Friday.

PHOENIX — 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 Friday, Feb. 5.

Major updates: 

  • There have been 775,622 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 13,948 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Arizona as of Friday.
  • There have been 822,821 total vaccines administered as of Friday.
  • 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.
  • Go to 12News.com/Vaccine to find more information on the COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Scroll down to see how many cases are in each ZIP code and additional information.

COVID-19 cases reported in Arizona on Friday

There have been 775,622 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 13,948 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Arizona, according to the state's latest numbers.

That's an increase from the 771,796 confirmed cases and 13,752 coronavirus-related deaths reported on Thursday.

A week ago, there were 748,260 cases and 13,022 deaths reported in Arizona.

LEER EN ESPANOL: Coronavirus en Arizona el 5 de febrero: 3,826 nuevos casos, 196 muertes se reportan el viernes

3,826 new cases, 196 new deaths reported Friday

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 3,826 new cases and 196 new deaths on Friday.

The department did not say whether the high death count was due to death certificate matching.

Arizona has given 822,821 COVID-19 vaccine doses as of Friday.

The department said all the vaccine appointments for February are booked at both state-run sites. It was not immediately known when appointments for March would be made available.

The department reports the number of new cases on the day the cases were reported to them by counties and hospitals, not on the day when someone was diagnosed with the virus.

There are 468 hospitalizations per 1 million in Arizona as of Thursday, according to The COVID Tracking Project. You can find more data from the project here.

Arizona reached 700,000 coronavirus cases on Jan. 22, 600,000 on Jan. 9, 500,000 on Dec. 28, 400,000 on Dec. 12, 300,000 on Nov. 23, 200,000 on Aug. 27, 100,000 on July 6 and 50,000 cases on June 21. 

The state reached 13,000 coronavirus deaths on on Jan. 29, 12,000 on Jan. 22, 11,000 on Jan. 15, 10,000 on Jan. 9, 9,000 on Jan. 1, 8,000 on Dec. 22, 7,000 on Dec. 9, 6,000 on Nov. 3, 5,000 on Aug. 29, 4,000 on Aug. 6, 3,000 deaths on July 23, 2,000 on July 9 and 1,000 on June 5.

There were 12,048 cases reported on the collection date of Jan. 4, the day with the most collected diagnoses so far. The day with the second-most collected diagnoses so far was on Dec. 28, with 11,590 cases. That is subject to change.

Health officials said the day with the highest number of deaths was Jan. 18, when 159 people died. The day with the second-highest number of deaths was Jan. 13, when 152 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.

Gila County moves into vaccination Phase 1C

Gila County Health and Emergency Management announced that they will move into Phase 1C of the state's vaccination plan on Monday, Feb. 5. 

Phase 1C includes all adults ages 65 and up.

Read the full statement below.

Valley billboard slamming school district over COVID-19 response

A billboard along Interstate 10 is slamming a Valley school district over its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Team 12s Trisha Hendricks has the latest.

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TSA will recommend fine up to $1,500 for mask-refusers

The Transportation Security Administration announced Friday that it will recommend a fine for people who refuse to wear a face mask while on public transportation. 

The fine will range from $250 for the first offense to $1,500 for repeat offenders. 

The department said it may seek a sanction amount that exceeds those ranges based on substantial aggravating or mitigating factors.

RELATED: TSA: Travelers not wearing masks could face fines up to $1,500

Pima County to expand COVID-19 vaccines to people over 70 

The Pima County Health Department announced Thursday that it will expand the 1B priority COVID-19 vaccination group to people over 70 years old.

People over 70 can start registering for appointments on the department's website. Those appointments will be scheduled starting Feb. 8. 

People over the age of 70, educators and people in protective services can register for vaccination appointments at Tucson Medical Center, Banner UA Cancer Center, Banner UMC-South at the Kino Sports Complex and the Tucson Convention Center.

The vaccination center at the University of Arizona is currently restricted to educators.

The county's call center, 520-222-0119, answers the public's questions about vaccinations in general and about registration problems or concerns, but does not register people.

Tempe preparing for safe spring training season

The city of Tempe is preparing for a safe spring training season. 

The Los Angeles Angels play their spring training season at the Tempe Diablo Stadium. The season is expected to start on Feb. 28.

Safety measures include:

    • 25% capacity, or between 1,800- 2,000 people
    • Face coverings are required at all times inside the stadium, except while eating or taking a drink
    • Lawn seats will be marked off in “pods” to allow for physical distancing
    • Stadium seating will be appropriately spaced between groups
    • Restrooms and other common areas will be cleaned more frequently
    • Strict food and cleaning vendor policies
    • A no-bag policy to allow for a quicker, no-touch experience during check-in
    • Stadium staff will be on-hand to ensure protocols are being followed

Tickets are not yet on sale. Visit the Los Angeles Angels ticket page for updates.

Navajo Nation hosting a memorial for late tribal president

The Navajo Nation is hosting a memorial event to honor the memory of former tribal president Albert Hale.

Tribal officials say the 70-year-old Hale died Tuesday because of complications from COVID-19.  

Friday’s event will be streamed live online and aired live on a Navajo language radio station. 

Hale served as the Navajo Nation’s president from 1995 to 1998 and was in the Arizona Legislature, where he served in the Senate from 2004 to 2011 and in the House from 2011 to 2017. 

To honor Hale, tribal President Jonathan Nez has called for flags to be flown at half-staff through Saturday on the vast reservation that covers parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. 

The above article is from The Associated Press. 

Navajo Nation reports 110 new COVID-19 cases, 9 more deaths

Navajo Nation health officials on Thursday reported 110 new COVID-19 cases and nine more deaths.

The latest numbers raised the totals to 28,668 cases and 1,047 known deaths since the pandemic began. 

The Navajo Nation covers parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. 

The tribe has tribe extended its stay-at-home order with a revised nightly curfew to limit the spread of COVID-19.   

The Navajo Department of Health has identified 56 communities with uncontrolled spread of the coronavirus, down from 75 communities in recent weeks. 

The Navajo Nation also is lifting weekend lockdowns to allow more vaccination events.

The actions in the latest public health emergency order will run through at least Feb. 15. 

The above article is from The Associated Press. 

Here is the latest information on COVID-19 vaccines in Arizona

The Arizona Department of Health Services said more than 822,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered as of Friday.

Who can get a COVID-19 vaccine?

The state and each county is offering vaccines to people in Phase 1B. Learn more about the phases here.

How can I sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine?

You can sign up for a vaccine through the state here or find more information about finding up through the counties here.

Where can I get a COVID-19 vaccine?

There are only two locations where the state is administering vaccines: State Farm Stadium and Phoenix Municipal Stadium. All other locations are run through the individual counties or federal programs.

Where can I find more information on a COVID-19 vaccine?

You can find more vaccine information at 12News.com/Vaccine.

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:

“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: Thousands of new vaccine appointments available soon at Phoenix Municipal Stadium

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 Friday

There have been 775,622 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 13,948 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Arizona.

That's an increase from the 771,796 confirmed cases and 13,752 coronavirus-related deaths reported on Thursday.

There were 3,826 new cases reported on Friday, a decrease from the 4,417 new cases reported on Thursday.

There were 196 new deaths reported on Friday, an increase from the 176 new deaths reported on Thursday.

There were 12,048 cases reported on the collection date of Jan. 4, the day with the most collected diagnoses so far. The day with the second-most collected diagnoses so far was on Dec. 28, with 11,590 cases. That is subject to change.

Health officials said the day with the highest number of deaths was Jan. 18, when 159 people died. The day with the second-highest number of deaths was Jan. 13, when 152 people died. That is subject to change.

In total, 16,989 new tests were reported on Friday, an increase from the 15,404 new tests reported on Thursday.

There have been a total of 3,941,264 PCR and Serology tests reported to the state as of Friday. 

14.3% of those tests have been positive as of Friday, the same since Sunday.

Here's a breakdown of the number of cases reported in each county:

  • Maricopa: 483,777
  • Pima: 103,932
  • Pinal: 43,558
  • Coconino: 15,565
  • Navajo: 14,835
  • Apache: 9,819
  • Mohave: 19,977
  • La Paz: 2,294
  • Yuma: 35,485
  • Graham: 5,140
  • Cochise: 10,608
  • Santa Cruz: 7,493
  • Yavapai: 16,474
  • Gila: 6,132
  • Greenlee: 533

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. 

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.