ARIZONA, USA — The path towards reopening Arizona has started, but it will be gradual.
In an effort to track the changes, 12 News has started a daily live blog.
Here is the live blog for Friday, June 5.
- There are 24,332 people with confirmed cases of coronavirus in Arizona and 1,012 coronavirus-related deaths, as of Friday morning.
- The state does not record how many people have recovered.
- Scroll down to see how many cases are in each ZIP code and additional information.
COVID-19 cases reported in Arizona on Thursday
There are 24,332 people with confirmed cases of coronavirus in Arizona and 1,012 coronavirus-related deaths, according to the state's latest numbers.
That's up from 22,753 confirmed cases and 996 deaths on Thursday.
One week ago, there were 18,465 cases across the state with 885 deaths.
Scroll down for more information.
Valleywise health holds conference, urges public to remain vigilant and safe as numbers spike
The Arizona Department of Health Services confirmed there have been over 1,000 deaths in the state due to COVID-19 complications.
In light of the grim milestone, Valleywise Health Chief Medical Officer Dr. Michael White has scheduled a press conference to address concerns and answer questions relating to the recent spike in cases and deaths.
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 below 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 Friday
There are 22,753 people with confirmed cases of coronavirus in Arizona and 996 coronavirus-related deaths as of Friday morning.
That's up from 22,223 confirmed cases and 981 deaths on Wednesday.
That's an increase of 530 new cases reported since Wednesday, a decrease from the 973 new cases reported on Tuesday.
There were 15 new deaths reported on Thursday, down from the 40 new deaths reported on Wednesday.
In total, 5,858 new tests were reported on Thursday, up from 8,455 tests that were reported on Wednesday.
There have been a total of 350,902 PCR and Serology tests reported to the state as of Thursday.
5.8% of those tests have been positive, up from Wednesday's 5.7%.
Here's a county breakdown:
- Maricopa: 11,229
- Pima: 2,669
- Pinal: 948
- Coconino: 1,221
- Navajo: 2,042
- Apache: 1,637
- Mohave: 428
- La Paz: 110
- Yuma: 1,510
- Graham: 38
- Cochise: 105
- Santa Cruz: 462
- Yavapai: 307
- Gila: 39
- Greenlee: 8
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:
- 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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