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Coronavirus in Arizona on Sept. 14: 213 new cases, zero new deaths reported Monday

There have been 208,725 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 5,322 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Arizona as of Monday.

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

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, Sept. 14.

Major updates: 

  • There have been 208,725 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 5,322 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 208,725 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 5,322 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Arizona, according to the state's latest numbers.

That is an increase from 208,512 cases and 5,322 coronavirus-related deaths reported as of Sunday.

A week ago, there were 205,964 cases and 5,219 deaths reported in Arizona.

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213 new cases, zero new deaths reported Monday

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 213 new cases and zero new deaths 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 1.05 as of Sunday, down from 1.08 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.

RELATED: This is the number that health officials are watching closely in the fight against COVID-19 (And you should too)

There were 5,478 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 97 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.

Trump to visit Phoenix for roundtable event

President Donald Trump will make another visit to Arizona on Monday, this time to Phoenix for a "Latinos for Trump" roundtable event. 

The event will take place at the Arizona Grand Resort at 2:15 p.m. 

RELATED: Live updates: President Donald Trump to visit Phoenix for roundtable event Monday

Pima County recommending 14-day quarantine for UArizona students

The University of Arizona announced Monday that the Pima County Health Department is recommending that students take a 14-day voluntary quarantine. 

Exceptions include going out for basic necessities like food and medical care.

Mesa Public Schools to start modified in-person learning

Mesa Public Schools, Arizona's largest school district, begins modified in-person learning on Monday. Team 12's Jen Wahl has the latest.

RELATED: Arizona school districts announce changes for 2020-2021 school year

Phoenix Union plans to resume on-site learning in January

The Phoenix Union High School District announced Monday that officials are planning to resume on-site learning in January. 

The district said it would also have a virtual option available all year. 

PXU will always put the health and safety of our staff, students, and families first. Please watch this important video...

Posted by Phoenix Union High School District on Monday, September 14, 2020

Mesa accepting applications for eviction, foreclosure prevention program

Mesa city officials are accepting applications for the Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Program. 

The program was created due to COVID-19. The online application in both English and Spanish is located at www.mesaaz.gov/evictionprevention

Residents who have legal presence may apply to receive assistance with rent or mortgage payments, the city said. 

There are income limits based on total household income to determine eligibility. 

Applicants must have Social Security numbers and birth dates for all family members and total gross annual income from all sources in the household.

Unemployment boost expired Saturday

For the second time since the pandemic, extra unemployment money is set to expire. 

An additional $600 from the CARES Act expired in July and the Arizona Department of Economic Security said that the extra $300 provided by the federal government for each payment ended Saturday. 

RELATED: For the second time this pandemic, extra unemployment expires, so what's next?

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) 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 208,725 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 5,322 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Arizona, according to the state's latest numbers.

That is an increase from 208,512 cases and 5,322 coronavirus-related deaths reported as of Sunday.

There were 213 new cases reported on Monday, a decrease from the 384 new cases reported on Sunday.

There were zero deaths reported on Monday, a decrease from the seven new deaths reported Sunday.

There were 5,478 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 97 people died. That is subject to change.

In total, 5,536 new tests were reported on Monday, a decrease from the 10,154 new tests reported on Sunday.

There have been a total of 1,578,693 PCR and Serology tests reported to the state as of Monday. 

11% of those tests have been positive as of Monday, the same as Sunday.

Here's a county breakdown:

  • Maricopa: 137,589
  • Pima: 22,511
  • Pinal: 10,187
  • Coconino: 3,553
  • Navajo: 5,694
  • Apache: 3,386
  • Mohave: 3,792
  • La Paz: 526
  • Yuma: 12,415
  • Graham: 774
  • Cochise: 1,860
  • Santa Cruz: 2,785
  • Yavapai: 2,427
  • Gila: 1,168
  • Greenlee: 58

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.