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Coronavirus in Arizona on June 22: Confirmed cases top 54,000 as of Monday

There have been 54,586 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Arizona and 1,342 coronavirus-related deaths, as of Monday morning.

PHOENIX — Editor's note: Here's the live blog for June 23.

The number of coronavirus cases and deaths in Arizona continues to rise. 

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

Here is the live blog for Monday, June 22.

Major updates: 

  • There have been 54,586 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Arizona and 1,342 coronavirus-related deaths, as of Monday morning.
  • The state does not record how many people have recovered.
  • Gov. Doug Ducey allowed cities to set own mask requirements
  • 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 54,586 people with confirmed cases of coronavirus in Arizona and 1,342 coronavirus-related deaths as of Monday, according to the state's latest numbers.

That's up from 52,390 cases and and 1,339 coronavirus-related deaths reported as of Sunday. 

A week ago, there were 36,705 cases and 1,194 deaths reported in Arizona.

The 3,246 case increase reported on Friday was the largest single-day increase since the pandemic began.

Navajo Nation cases increase by 27, one more death

The Navajo Department of Health reported 27 new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and one death. 

The total number of deaths reached 335 as of Sunday. 

Reports from 11 health care facilities on and near the Navajo Nation indicate that approximately 3,603 individuals recovered from COVID-19, with one health care facility report still pending. 

So far, 49,027 people have been tested for COVID-19.  

Masks required in public

Gov. Doug Ducey allowed individual Arizona cities to create their own policies about face-covering requirements and enforcement on Wednesday.  

A face covering has proven to be effective at limiting the spread of COVID-19, according to the CDC. The virus is primarily spread by in-person contact through sneezes and coughs.

Many cities, including Phoenix, have adopted their own mask requirement that is now in effect.

RELATED: These are the Arizona cities, counties and communities that have mask requirements

RELATED: Arizona mask requirement frequently asked questions

How to get tested for the coronavirus in Arizona

Are you looking to get tested for coronavirus in Arizona?

If you have reason to believe you have contracted coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, this is what you should do.

RELATED: How to get tested for coronavirus in Arizona

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 are 54,586 people with confirmed cases of coronavirus in Arizona and 1,342 coronavirus-related deaths as of Monday.

That's up from 52,390 cases and and 1,339 coronavirus-related deaths reported as of Sunday. 

That's an increase of 2,196 new cases reported on Monday, a decrease from the 2,592 new cases reported on Sunday.

There was three new deaths reported on Monday, a decrease from the one new death reported on Sunday.

In total, 10,512 new tests were reported on Monday, an increase from the 17,663 new tests reported on Sunday.

There have been a total of 577,449 PCR and Serology tests reported to the state as of Monday. 

8.4% of those tests have been positive, an increase from the 8.2% on Sunday.

Here's a county breakdown:

  • Maricopa: 31,650
  • Pima: 5,587
  • Pinal: 2,459
  • Coconino: 1,541
  • Navajo: 3,037
  • Apache: 2,121
  • Mohave: 723
  • La Paz: 279
  • Yuma: 4,591
  • Graham: 65
  • Cochise: 372
  • Santa Cruz: 1,482
  • Yavapai: 490
  • Gila: 176
  • Greenlee: 13

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.


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