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Coronavirus in Arizona on Nov. 5: 2,135 new cases, 28 new deaths reported Thursday

There have been 252,768 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 6,087 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Arizona as of Thursday.

PHOENIX — Editor's note: Here is the live blog for Nov. 6.

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 Thursday, Nov. 5.

Major updates: 

  • There have been 252,768 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 6,087 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Arizona as of Thursday.
  • 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.
  • Scroll down to see how many cases are in each ZIP code and additional information.

COVID-19 cases reported in Arizona on Thursday

There have been 252,768 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 6,087 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Arizona, according to the state's latest numbers.

That's an increase from the 250,632 confirmed cases and 6,059 coronavirus-related deaths reported on Wednesday.

A week ago, there were 242,480 cases and 5,918 deaths reported in Arizona.

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2,135 new cases, 28 new deaths reported Thursday

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 2,135 new cases and 28 new deaths on Thursday.

It was the first time that 2,000-plus cases were reported on a single day since Aug. 1.

Arizona reached 200,000 coronavirus cases on Aug. 27, 100,000 on July 6 and 50,000 cases on June 21. The state reached 6,000 coronavirus deaths 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.

Arizona's Rt, pronounced r-naught, was at 1.14 on Tuesday, up from 1.12 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 5,449 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 17, when 103 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.

Navajo Nation reports 131 new cases, no new deaths

The Navajo Department of Health reported 131 new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 12,080, including one delayed reported case.

The total number of deaths remains 586 as previously reported on Tuesday. 

Reports indicate that 7,613 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and 127,901 COVID-19 tests have been administered. 

Navajo Nation warns of ‘uncontrolled’ COVID-19 spread

The Navajo Nation Department of Health has issued a health advisory warning to residents about the “uncontrolled” spread of the coronavirus as the number of confirmed cases increases.

The department announced Wednesday that 29 communities were affected by the spread throughout the reservation, including in the Arizona communities of Cameron, Leupp, Dilkon, Ganado and Round Rock. 

A daily curfew from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. remains in effect on the Navajo Nation. 

The above article is from The Associated Press. 

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: Arizona’s health department wants you to report businesses that don’t enforce safety requirements

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 Thursday

There have been 252,768 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 6,087 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Arizona.

That's an increase from the 250,632 confirmed cases and 6,059 coronavirus-related deaths reported on Wednesday.

There were 2,135 new cases reported on Thursday, an increase from the 814 reported on Wednesday.

There was 28 new deaths reported on Thursday, a decrease from the 39 reported on Wednesday.

There were 5,449 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 17, when 103 people died. That is subject to change.

In total, 15,177 new tests were reported on Thursday, an increase from the 9,586 new tests reported on Wednesday.

There have been a total of 2,149,395 PCR and Serology tests reported to the state as of Thursday. 

9.6% of those tests have been positive as of Thursday, the same since Tuesday.

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

  • Maricopa: 162,958
  • Pima: 29,456
  • Pinal: 12,510
  • Coconino: 5,606
  • Navajo: 6,665
  • Apache: 4,066
  • Mohave: 4,596
  • La Paz: 635
  • Yuma: 14,219
  • Graham: 1,343
  • Cochise: 2,307
  • Santa Cruz: 3,085
  • Yavapai: 3,134
  • Gila: 2,081
  • Greenlee: 106

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.