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Here is everything you need to know about the coronavirus in Arizona on April 5

In an effort to track the changes, 12 News has started a daily live blog. Here is the live blog for Sunday, April 5

PHOENIX — There is a lot of news surrounding the coronavirus in Arizona. 

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

Here is the live blog for Sunday, April 5

Major updates:

  • There are now 2,269 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Arizona as of Sunday morning.
  • 64 people have died from the virus or complications related to the virus in Arizona, as of Saturday morning.
  • There are now 321 cases of coronavirus in the Navajo Nation, as of April 4. 258 of those cases are in Arizona. There are 13 confirmed deaths related to COVID-19 in the Navajo Nation.
  • President Trump approved Arizona's major disaster declaration on Saturday.
  • Nail salons, barbers, other services close at 5 p.m. Saturday.
  • The state does not track the number of people who have recovered
  • Arizona is on a stay-at-home order that took effect Tuesday and will last through the end of the month.

Need to know:
- Here’s how to get tested for coronavirus in Arizona
- 12 News, state broadcasters team up and hold coronavirus town hall with state leaders 
-Here are the national updates for coronavirus on April 5

There are now 2,269 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Arizona, 64 deaths

There are now 2,269 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Arizona, with 64 coronavirus-related deaths, according to the state's latest numbers.

Cases are up from 2,019 confirmed cases on Saturday with 52 deaths. 

One week ago, the state had 919 cases and 17 deaths. 

Here's a county breakdown:

  • Maricopa: 1,326
  • Pima: 372
  • Pinal: 103
  • Coconino: 155
  • Navajo: 195
  • Apache: 23
  • Mohave: 16
  • La Paz: 3
  • Yuma: 13
  • Graham: 2
  • Cochise: 8
  • Santa Cruz: 4
  • Yavapai: 43
  • Gila: 3
  • Greenlee: 1

Maricopa County's official numbers on their website show 1,318 cases of coronavirus in the county as of Sunday morning.

According to the county, there are 28 cases in ages 0-19. 

The new 20-44 age group has 39% of cases, 36% cases fall between 45 and 64 years old and 23% of cases are 65 years and older, as of Sunday morning.

Among Maricopa County cases, 244 (19%) were hospitalized and 84 (6%) were in the intensive care unit. 31 (2%) people have died in Maricopa County.

Credit: AZDHS


321 cases, 13 deaths for the Navajo Nation

According to the Navajo Nation's latest numbers, there are 321 cases and 13 deaths related to COVID-19. In total, 258 of those cases are in Arizona (Navajo County: 137, Coconino County: 90, Apache County: 31).

On Saturday, the Navajo Police Department began issuing citations and fines for individuals who violate the Navajo Nation’s “Stay at Home Order” and daily curfew that requires all residents to be home between 8:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. 

Arizona’s major disaster declaration approved

President Trump has approved Gov. Doug’s Ducey’s request to declare a major disaster. This will make federal resources available to the state to help contain the coronavirus outbreak.

Mohave County confirms its first COVID-19 related death

Mohave County Department of Public Health confirmed the county's first COVID-19-related death was a resident over the age of 65 who had other underlying health conditions. 

MCDPH  also stated that the county now has 18 confirmed cases of coronavirus, with nine positive confirmed cases in the Lake Havasu City area, six in Kingman, and two in Bullhead City.

Nail salons, barbers, other services close

Gov. Doug Ducey is re-defining "essential businesses" to close more places during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Under the original executive order early last week, "personal hygiene services" like barbershops and beauty salons were considered essential and allowed to stay open. 

These businesses have been ordered to close starting 5 p.m. on Saturday April 4.

Other stories from the past week:

-What you can and can't do under Arizona's stay-at-home order
-Flattening the curve: How staying home will save people from dying of coronavirus
-'We can’t even put everyone in the family together in the same room': COVID-19 concerns change grieving process
-Attorney general asked to investigate vendor accused of trying to price gouge first responders
-Grandma behind viral text is battling COVID-19

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.

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