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Coronavirus in Arizona on July 7: Record-high 117 deaths reported on Tuesday

There have been 105,094 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Arizona and 1,927 coronavirus-related deaths, as of Tuesday morning.

PHOENIX — Editor's note: Here is the live blog for July 8.

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 Tuesday, July 7. 

Major updates: 

  • There have been 105,094 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Arizona and 1,927 coronavirus-related deaths, as of Tuesday morning.
  • The state does not record how many people have recovered, but Johns Hopkins University estimates the number of people who have recovered.
  • A judge denied Mountainside Fitness' restraining order against the governor's order shutting down gyms.
  • 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 105,094 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Arizona and 1,927 coronavirus-related deaths as of Tuesday, according to the state's latest numbers.

That is an increase from 101,441 cases and 1,810 coronavirus-related deaths reported as of Monday.

A week ago, there were 79,215 cases and 1,632 deaths reported in Arizona.

EN ESPANOL: Coronavirus en Arizona el 7 de julio: Cifra récord el martes con 117 decesos reportados

Record-high 117 deaths reported on Tuesday, cases reach 105,000

The Arizona Department of Health Services announced Tuesday that the number of confirmed coronavirus cases topped 105,000, just one day after reaching the 100,000 mark. 

Tuesday marked the third 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.

Tuesday also marked another record-breaking day for Arizona: 117 deaths were reported. Health officials said 52 of those deaths were from death certificate matching. 

There were 4,568 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 25, when 39 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. 

Judge denies Mountainside Fitness' restraining order on Ducey

A judge denied the restraining order brought on by Mountainside Fitness against Gov. Doug Ducey in an attempt to block the governor's June 29 order that closed gyms in Arizona.                             

The ruled stated "Mountainside has also not shown that it will be irreparably injured by the EO. As such, the request for a temporary restraining order is denied."

The gyms shut down by 2 p.m.

RELATED: Judge denies Mountainside Fitness' restraining order against Ducey's gym shutdown

Arizona state lawmaker tests positive for coronavirus 

Arizona state Rep. Joanne Osborne said on Facebook that she tested positive for coronavirus. 

Osborne, who owns a jewelry store, said she was the "last of her team to catch the chaotic COVID-19." She said she closed down her store two weeks ago because the disease was "attacking my staff."

"As a state leader, business owner, mother and grandmother, I am not mandating you wear a mask, but I’m asking you as a friend to please help do your part…wear a mask, wash your hands, stay home when sick and let’s kick COVID out of here!! #MaskUpAZ," part of the post read. 

Osborne is the first Arizona House member to disclose that they had tested positive and the second member of the state Congress. 

Arizona state Sen. Lupe Contreras said back in April that he, his wife and four other family members have tested positive for COVID-19.

RELATED: State Senator Lupe Contreras and 5 other family members test positive for COVID-19

Cochise County votes against mask mandate

The Cochise County Board of Supervisors voted against a proposal to mandate masks.

Supervisors Tom Borer and Peggy Judd said they were not in favor of requiring members of the public to wear face coverings. Supervisor Ann English voted for a mask requirement.

“Douglas and Sierra Vista already have a mask order in place, and I want individual communities to make those decisions on what’s best for their communities. I don’t think the County should supersede those policies,” Borer said. 

“I want to continue to educate the community and encourage personal responsibility.”

How to read COVID-19 numbers

Beyond the daily count of cases and death tolls, the Arizona Department of Health Services releases a lot of data about the coronavirus pandemic.

Here's how to make sense of it.

RELATED: How to read COVID-19 numbers

Local restaurant owner dies of COVID-19 

Teddy Bernal, the owner of Frank and Lupe's Restaurants in the Valley, died of COVID-19, the company announced on Facebook on Monday. 

"It is in our deepest thoughts that we regret to inform the customers who we consider to be apart of the Bernal family that Teddy Bernal has lost his battle with COVID-19," part of the post read. 

"Teddy was the most caring person you could meet and it was his life’s work and passion to run this restaurant that we all consider a second home."

Bernal became sick "weeks ago," the company said, and "we have taken the proper precautions as guided by the cdc to ensure that this is a safe and healthy environment for both our employees and customers."

The company said it would close Monday and Tuesday "to take some time as a family. We will return to serve the food we are known for on Wednesday."

There are three Frank and Lupe's locations: One in Scottsdale, one in Phoenix and one in New Mexico.

It is in our deepest thoughts that we regret to inform the customers... who we consider to be apart of the Bernal family that Teddy Bernal has lost his battle with COVID-19. Teddy was the most caring person you could meet and it was his life's work and passion to run this restaurant that we all consider a second home.

Phoenix Zoo closing again due to rising coronavirus cases

Phoenix Zoo is voluntarily closing its doors as COVID-19 cases continue to surge across Arizona.

"We have been listening to the health experts and concerns of the community and want to do our best to help mitigate the rise of this terrible disease affecting so many,” the zoo said.

Arizona has seen a spike in cases that’s threatening to overwhelm hospitals, and Gov. Doug Ducey ordered some businesses to temporarily close last week, including gyms and pools.

RELATED: Phoenix Zoo closing again due to rising coronavirus cases across Arizona

More than 81K Arizona businesses get coronavirus loans

Government data show just over 81,000 Arizona small businesses were approved for loans worth $8.6 billion under a government program meant to keep people employed during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Data released Monday by the U.S. Treasury Department show the Arizona companies reported saving more than 1 million jobs as a result of the Paycheck Protection Program. 

It was a central part of the governor's response to the economic fallout caused by the coronavirus. 

Just over 11,000 Arizona firms were approved for loans of $150,000 or more. 

Several sectors dominate those larger loans, including restaurants, doctors, dentists, lawyers and construction contractors. 

The list also includes churches, schools, cultural organizations, hotels and casinos. 

The above article is from The Associated Press. 

RELATED: Here are the Arizona companies that received PPP money

Navajo Nation cases grow by 74, no new deaths

The Navajo Department of Health reported 74 new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and no new deaths. 

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation is 7,914. 

The total number of deaths remains at 378 as previously reported.

Reports from all 12 health care facilities on and near the Navajo Nation indicate that approximately 5,604 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 

59,205 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

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

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

RELATED: Arizona mask requirement frequently asked questions

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 Tuesday

There have been 105,094 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Arizona and 1,927 coronavirus-related deaths as of Tuesday.

That is an increase from 101,441 cases and 1,810 coronavirus-related deaths reported as of Monday.

That's an increase of 3,653 new cases reported on Tuesday, an increase from the 3,352 new cases reported on Monday. 

There was 117 new deaths reported on Tuesday, a record-high and a major increase from the one new death reported on Monday. 

There were 4,568 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 25, when 39 people died. That is subject to change.

In total, 11,418 new tests were reported on Tuesday, a decrease from the 14,453 new tests reported on Monday.

There have been a total of 811,870 PCR and Serology tests reported to the state as of Tuesday. 

11.3% of those tests have been positive, an increase from 11.1% on Monday.

Here's a county breakdown:

  • Maricopa: 67,543
  • Pima: 10,184
  • Pinal: 4,792
  • Coconino: 2,237
  • Navajo: 4,015
  • Apache: 2,471
  • Mohave: 1,448
  • La Paz: 374
  • Yuma: 7,599
  • Graham: 172
  • Cochise: 855
  • Santa Cruz: 2,048
  • Yavapai: 969
  • Gila: 361
  • 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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