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Coronavirus in Arizona on July 28: More than 2,100 new cases, 104 new deaths reported Tuesday

There have been 165,934 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 3,408 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Arizona as of Tuesday.

PHOENIX — Editor's note: Here's the live blog for July 29.

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 Tuesday, July 28.

Major updates: 

  • There have been 165,934 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 3,408 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Arizona as of Tuesday.
  • 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 Tuesday

There have been 165,934 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Arizona and 3,408 coronavirus-related deaths, according to the state's latest numbers.

That is an increase from 163,827 cases and 3,304 coronavirus-related deaths reported as of Monday.

A week ago, there were 148,683 cases and 2,918 deaths reported in Arizona.

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More than 2,100 new cases, 104 new deaths reported Tuesday

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported more than 2,100 new cases and 104 new deaths on Tuesday.

The state's death toll from COVID-19 reached 3,400 on Tuesday, four days after reaching 3,100. The state reached 2,000 coronavirus deaths on July 9 and 1,000 on June 5. 

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases topped 165,000 on Tuesday, three weeks after reaching the 100,000 mark.

Arizona reached 50,000 coronavirus cases on June 21.

Arizona's Rt, pronounced r-naught, was at 0.94 on Tuesday, down from 0.97 on Monday.

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 5,420 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 7, when 79 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.

New COVID-19 testing site opens in Laveen

A new COVID-19 testing site opened in the Valley on Tuesday. 

It's located at 35th Avenue and Baseline Road in Laveen Village. 

It's being launched by the HeroZona Foundation and the Travis L. Williams Post 65. 

The hours are from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays through Saturdays through Aug. 8. 

Navajo Nation cases grow by 21, two more deaths

The Navajo Department of Health reported 21 new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and two more deaths.

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation is 8,912.

The total number of deaths has reached 441 as of Monday.

Reports indicate that 6,554 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 

77,741 people have been tested for COVID-19.

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 Tuesday

There have been 165,934 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Arizona and 3,408 coronavirus-related deaths.

That is an increase from 163,827 cases and 3,304 coronavirus-related deaths reported as of Monday.

There were 2,017 new cases reported on Tuesday, an increase from the 1,813 new cases reported on Monday.

There were 104 new deaths reported on Tuesday, an increase from the negative-one new deaths reported on Monday. (One of the deaths reported on Sunday was double-counted, officials said.)  

There were 5,420 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 7, when 79 people died. That is subject to change.

In total, 13,143 new tests were reported on Tuesday, an increase from the 12,135 new tests reported on Monday.

There have been a total of 1,112,825 PCR and Serology tests reported to the state as of Tuesday. 

12.7% of those tests have been positive, the same as Monday.

Here's a county breakdown:

  • Maricopa: 111,446
  • Pima: 15,292
  • Pinal: 7,655
  • Coconino: 2,880
  • Navajo: 5,106
  • Apache: 2,945
  • Mohave: 2,791
  • La Paz: 466
  • Yuma: 10,562
  • Graham: 431
  • Cochise: 1,422
  • Santa Cruz: 2,535
  • Yavapai: 1,627
  • Gila: 724
  • Greenlee: 52

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.

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