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Coronavirus in Arizona on Oct. 26: 801 new cases, 1 new death reported Monday

There have been 238,964 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 5,875 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Arizona as of Monday.

PHOENIX — Editor's note: Here's the live blog for Oct. 27.

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 Monday, Oct. 26.

Major updates: 

  • There have been 238,964 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 5,875 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Arizona as of Monday.
  • 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 Monday

There have been 238,964 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 5,875 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Arizona, according to the state's latest numbers.

That's an increase from the 238,163 confirmed cases and 5,874 coronavirus-related deaths reported on Sunday.

A week ago, there were 231,897 cases and 5,830 deaths reported in Arizona.

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801 new cases, 1 new death reported Monday

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 801 new cases and one new death on Monday.

Arizona reached 200,000 coronavirus cases on Aug. 27, 100,000 on July 6 and 50,000 cases on June 21. The state reached 5,000 coronavirus deaths 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 1.10 on Sunday, up from 1.09 on Saturday. 

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 5,460 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 100 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.

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Future of some Scottsdale schools uncertain due to COVID-19 outbreaks

Ten schools in Scottsdale Unified School District were advised they may need to pause in-person learning due to an increase in COVID-19 cases, a school district newsletter released to parents said.

The email said that schools within the 85018, 85251 and 85253 zip codes may need to transition to virtual learning due to being over the 100 positive cases per 100,000 people metric established by the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Maricopa County Department of Public Health.

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Arizona legislator tests positive for COVID-19, quarantines

State Rep. Raquel Teran says she has tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the fourth Arizona legislator known to have been infected with the coronavirus.

The first-term Democrat whose district includes parts of Glendale and Phoenix said Saturday she was quarantining at home with her husband, who also tested positive, and their young son, whose test results are pending. 

Rep. Lorenzo Sierra recently returned to Arizona from the East Coast after being hospitalized for treatment of COVID-19. 

State Sen. Lupe Contreras and Rep. Joanne Osborne previously tested positive. 

The above article is from The Associated Press. 

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Navajo Nation: No new COVID-19 deaths for 5th day in row

Navajo Nation health officials report 64 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 but no additional deaths for the fifth consecutive day.

The latest figures released Saturday night bring the total number of cases to 11,217 with the known death toll remaining at 574. 

Tribal health officials said 121,274 people on the vast reservation that covers parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah have been tested for COVID-19 since the pandemic started and 7,466 have recovered. 

A shelter-in-place order, mask mandate, daily curfews and weekend lockdowns remain in effect on the Navajo Nation. 

Most people experience mild or moderate symptoms with the coronavirus, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks.

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 Monday

There have been 238,964 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 5,875 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Arizona.

That's an increase from the 238,163 confirmed cases and 5,874 coronavirus-related deaths reported on Sunday.

There were 801 new cases reported on Monday, a decrease from the 1,392 reported on Sunday.

There was one new deathe reported on Monday, a decrease from the five reported on Sunday.

There were 5,460 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 100 people died. That is subject to change.

In total, 9,201 new tests were reported on Monday, a decrease from the 13,863 new tests reported on Sunday.

There have been a total of 2,028,846 PCR and Serology tests reported to the state as of Monday. 

9.7% of those tests have been positive as of Monday, down from 9.8% on Sunday.

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

  • Maricopa: 154,722
  • Pima: 27,575
  • Pinal: 11,743
  • Coconino: 5,090
  • Navajo: 6,307
  • Apache: 3,885
  • Mohave: 4,272
  • La Paz: 613
  • Yuma: 13,646
  • Graham: 1,151
  • Cochise: 2,121
  • Santa Cruz: 2,981
  • Yavapai: 2,893
  • Gila: 1,863
  • Greenlee: 102

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.