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Coronavirus in Arizona on July 6: Number of confirmed cases tops 100,000

There have been 101,441 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Arizona and 1,810 coronavirus-related deaths, as of Monday morning.

PHOENIX — Editor's note: Here's the live blog from July 7.

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

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

Here is the live blog for Monday, July 6.

Major updates: 

  • There have been 101,441 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Arizona and 1,810 coronavirus-related deaths, as of Monday morning.
  • 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 Monday

There have been 101,441 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Arizona and 1,810 coronavirus-related deaths as of Monday, according to the state's latest numbers.

That is an increase from 98,089 cases and 1,809 coronavirus-related deaths reported as of Sunday.

A week ago, there were 74,533 cases and 1,588 deaths reported in Arizona.

EN ESPANOL: Coronavirus en Arizona el 6 de julio

Number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Arizona tops 100,000

The Arizona Department of Health Services announced Monday that the number of confirmed coronavirus cases topped 100,000. 

Monday also marked the second straight day with more than 3,000 new cases reported in Arizona.

Arizona reached 50,000 coronavirus cases about two weeks ago, on June 21.

The department added that more than 62,000 of the 101,441 cases reported as of Monday are in people younger than 44 years old.

There are also 13.4% of positive PCR tests to date in Arizona. 

The number of hospitalizations also increased, with more than 3,200 COVID-19 inpatients and more than 800 ICU patients currently reported in Arizona hospitals. 

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

Second inmate in Mohave County detention facility tests positive 

An inmate of the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility tested positive on Thursday for COVID-19. 

The inmate, who is currently housed in medical isolation at the jail, will continue to be monitored and provided treatment as may be necessary. 

The inmate is a man between 20 and 29. He came into jail custody in late June and is a resident of the Kingman service area.

The first lab-confirmed positive among Mohave County inmates was in late May. That inmate had been extradited from outside Arizona and was a man between 30 and 39. 

Topgolf Gilbert to reopen after COVID-19 closure

Topgolf Gilbert announced that it would reopen on Monday with several changes. 

Those changes include new social distancing guidelines, online reservations, outdoor hitting bays being disinfected after each group and employees wearing masks and gloves.

Navajo Nation cases grow by 38, one more death

The Navajo Department of Health reported 38 new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and one more death. 

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation is 7,840.

The total number of deaths has reached 378.

Reports from all 12 health care facilities on and near the Navajo Nation indicate that approximately 5,581 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 

58,769 people have been tested for COVID-19.

CDC expands list of groups at higher risk of severe COVID-19 illness

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expanded its list of individuals who are considered at an increased risk of getting severely ill from COVID-19.

The CDC explained that it's clear a substantial number of Americans are at increased risk of severe illness from the coronavirus pandemic – highlighting the importance of continuing to follow preventive measures.

Experts determined there was consistent evidence these conditions increase a person's risk, regardless of age: 

  • Chronic kidney disease
  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Obesity (BMI of 30 or higher)
  • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant
  • Serious heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Type 2 diabetes

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Masks now required in public

Gov. Doug Ducey allowed individual Arizona cities to create their own policies about face-covering requirements and enforcement on Wednesday.  

A face covering has proven to be effective at limiting the spread of COVID-19, according to the CDC. The virus is primarily spread by in-person contact through sneezes and coughs.

Many cities, including Phoenix, have adopted their own mask requirement that is now in effect.

RELATED: These are the Arizona cities, counties and communities that have mask requirements

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How to get tested for coronavirus

If you have reason to believe you have contracted coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, this is what you should do.

RELATED: How to get tested for coronavirus in Arizona

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 Monday

There have been 101,441 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Arizona and 1,810 coronavirus-related deaths as of Monday.

That is an increase from 98,089 cases and 1,809 coronavirus-related deaths reported as of Sunday.

That's an increase of 3,352 new cases reported on Monday, a decrease from the 3,536 new cases reported on Sunday. 

There was one new death reported on Monday, a decrease from the four new deaths reported on Sunday.

There were 4,488 cases reported on the collection date of June 25, 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 June 19, when 34 people died. That is subject to change.

In total, 14,453 new tests were reported on Monday, a decrease from the 16,709 new tests reported on Sunday.

There have been a total of 800,452 PCR and Serology tests reported to the state as of Monday. 

11.1% of those tests have been positive, an increase from 10.9% on Sunday.

Here's a county breakdown:

  • Maricopa: 64,915
  • Pima: 9,873
  • Pinal: 4,600
  • Coconino: 2,190
  • Navajo: 3,904
  • Apache: 2,441
  • Mohave: 1,413
  • La Paz: 371
  • Yuma: 7,431
  • Graham: 152
  • Cochise: 826
  • Santa Cruz: 2,002
  • Yavapai: 948
  • Gila: 349
  • Greenlee: 26

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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