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Here is everything you need to know about coronavirus in Arizona on May 14

There are 12,674 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Arizona with 624 coronavirus-related deaths, as of Thursday morning.

PHOENIX — Editor's note: Here's the live blog for May 15. 

The path towards reopening Arizona has started, but it will be gradual.

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

Here is the live blog for Thursday, May 14. 

Major updates:

  • There are 12,674 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Arizona with 624 coronavirus-related deaths, as of Thursday morning.  
  • The state does not record how many people have recovered.
  • Gov. Doug Ducey did not extend the state's stay-at-home order.
  • Navajo Nation to start another weekend curfew. 
  • Scroll down to see how many cases are in each ZIP code and additional information.

COVID-19 cases reported in Arizona on Thursday 

There are now 12,674 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Arizona with 624 coronavirus-related deaths, according to the state's latest numbers.

That's up from 12,176 confirmed cases and 594 deaths on Wednesday. 

One week ago, there were 9,945 cases across the state with 517 deaths.

Scroll down for more information.

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Terros Health to offer testing Saturday

Terros Health, an integrated health care provider, will be offering COVID-19 testing on Saturday.

The tests will be offered as part of Gov. Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Health Services’ testing blitz.

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They'll be offered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 

Testing will be performed orally.

Both symptomatic and asymptomatic people are welcome to get tested.

Here are the two locations where the drive-thru tests will be offered:  

- Terros Health Stapley Health Center
1111 S. Stapley Dr. (Stapley Drive and Southern Avenue), Mesa

- Terros Health 27th Avenue Health Center
3864 N. 27th Ave. (27th Avenue and Indian School Road), Phoenix

CVS to open 10 COVID-19 testing sites in Arizona 

CVS Health will open 10 new COVID-19 test sites at CVS Pharmacy drive-thru locations across Arizona

The new testing sites in Arizona include: 

CVS Pharmacy, 1750 East Broadway Road, Tempe, AZ 85282 

CVS Pharmacy, 5975 West Chandler Boulevard, Chandler, AZ 85226 

CVS Pharmacy, 6015 East Brown Road, Mesa, AZ 85205 

CVS Pharmacy, 3170 South Higley Road, Gilbert, AZ 85236 

CVS Pharmacy, 10707 West Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85037 

CVS Pharmacy, 3832 East Speedway, Tucson, AZ 85716 

CVS Pharmacy, 14672 North Frank Lloyd Wright, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 

CVS Pharmacy, 4430 East Ray Road, Phoenix, AZ 85044 

CVS Pharmacy, 8920 E. Tanque Verde, Tucson, AZ 85749 

CVS Pharmacy, 10650 North Oracle Road, Oro Valley, AZ 85737

These new sites will utilize self-swab tests to those who meet CDC criteria and age guidelines, the company said. 

Patients must register in advance at CVS.com to schedule an appointment. 

They will be required to stay in their cars and directed to the pharmacy drive-thru window where they will be provided with a test kit and given instructions. 

A CVS Pharmacy team member will observe the self swab process to ensure it is done properly. 

Tests will be sent to an independent, third-party lab for processing and the results will be available in approximately three days.

The opening of additional test sites across the state and the country will be announced over the next two weeks.

CVS Health expects to have up to 1,000 locations across the country across the country offering this service by the end of May, with the goal of processing up to 1.5 million tests per month.

Gyms and pools reopen May 13

Gyms and pools were allowed to reopen starting Wednesday, Gov. Doug Ducey announced.

Major league sports can reopen without fans after May 15. 

A "Stay Healthy, Return Smarter, Return Stronger" executive order will replace the stay-at-home order once it ends on May 15. 

It requires businesses and individuals to continue following CDC guidance like social distancing and regular temperature checks.

While continued telework is encouraged, people may start coming back to work in phases. 

In-person visits to nursing homes are still prohibited.

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Navajo Nation reports 147 new coronavirus cases

The Navajo Department of Health reported 147 new cases of COVID-19 for the Navajo Nation as of Wednesday. 

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation has reached 3,392, many of whom have recovered or are in the process of recovering from the virus.

There are also a total of 119 deaths as of Wednesday.  

The Navajo Nation will undergo another weekend-long curfew this weekend. 

"We're going on another 57-hour lockdown this weekend and all businesses will be closed this time," Navajo Nation spokesman Jared Touchin said. 

"That's partly due to 16 reported deaths yesterday." 

The 3,392 confirmed positive cases on the Navajo Nation include the following counties:
·       McKinley County, NM: 912
·       Apache County, AZ: 889
·       Navajo County, AZ: 697
·       Coconino County, AZ: 335
·       San Juan County, NM: 410
·       San Juan County, UT: 57
·       Socorro County, NM: 26
·       Cibola County, NM: 37
·       Bernalillo County: 3
·       Sandoval County, NM: 26

The Navajo Nation has been hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak, with the tribe implementing curfews to try to stop the spread of the disease among residents of its far-flung communities. 

The reservation extends into parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. 

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Navajo Nation president: Still not safe to go out in public

The president of the Navajo Nation says additional deaths and COVID-19 cases reported on the tribe’s sprawling reservation indicate it’s still not safe for residents to go out in public. 

The tribal health department late Wednesday reported 147 more confirmed COVID-19 cases with 16 additional deaths from the coronavirus outbreak. 

The increases put the number of cases at 3,392 with a total of 119 deaths. 

Tribal President Jonathan Nez said residents should still should stay home and only go out in public when necessary. 

The reservation includes large areas of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Tonto National Forest to reopen recreational sites Friday

Many of the Tonto National Forest's recreation sites will be open for public use starting Friday. 

This includes all developed sites for the lower Salt River and Saguaro Lake. 

Most developed sites at Apache, Canyon, and Roosevelt Lakes will also be open. Additional Bartlett Lake sites will open on Saturday. 

Recreation passes will be required. You can buy them at machines located at some sites across the forest, at participating vendors, and virtually by contacting a district office during normal business hours.

El Mirage to reopen public buildings Monday 

The City of El Mirage will reopen City Hall and most public facilities on Monday.

El Mirage City Hall, customer service and police administrative offices will be open for public access from 7 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and by appointment.  

El Mirage Municipal Court will remain open with modified lobby hours from 8:00 a.m. to noon, Monday through Thursday.  

City parks, restrooms, ramadas, and the dog parks will also open on Monday.

The El Mirage Senior Center will remain closed until it is safe for our seniors to congregate in groups of ten or more.

Arizona sees doubling of inmates testing positive for virus

The number of inmates in Arizona’s prisons who have tested positive for the coronavirus has reached 121, twice as many as earlier this week. 

Three prisons reported their first cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, including the state prison in Yuma that has at least 34. 

The prison in Florence has the most with 63.  

In addition, 62 corrections employees have tested positive along with 18 employees and five inmates in county jails. 

Health Services Department Director Dr. Cara Christ has said the state is going to expand its testing capacity for prisoners and corrections employees.  

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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 below 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 Thursday 

There are now 12,674 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Arizona with 624 coronavirus-related deaths, according to the state's latest numbers.

That's up from 12,176 confirmed cases and 594 deaths on Wednesday. 

That's an increase of 498 new cases reported since Wednesday and 30 new reported deaths. There have been two straight days with a reported death count of at least 30. 

In total, 9,645 new tests were reported on Thursday. There have been a total of 175,455 PCR and Serology tests reported to the state as of Thursday. 

6.3% of those tests have been positive. 

Here's a county breakdown:

  • Maricopa: 6,599 
  • Pima: 1,696
  • Pinal: 650
  • Coconino: 795
  • Navajo: 1,150
  • Apache: 859
  • Mohave: 220
  • La Paz: 27
  • Yuma: 285
  • Graham: 21
  • Cochise: 44
  • Santa Cruz: 62
  • Yavapai: 243
  • Gila: 21
  • Greenlee: 2

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:

  • 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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