Arizona has 300 new coronavirus cases; death toll up to 800

The Arizona Department of Health Services reports 300 additional COVID-19 cases and one more known death as of May 24.

The latest numbers increase the statewide totals in the coronavirus outbreak to 16,339 cases and 800 known deaths.

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For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks.

But for some — especially older adults and people with existing health problems — it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death.

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Health officials say more than 6,800 combined tests for active COVID-19 infections (PCR testing) and antibodies (serology testing) were added to the total Sunday.

They say 260,660 tests now have been given in Arizona.

Of those that have been processed, 5.6% have come back positive, continuing a downward trend. The percentage was 6.2% a week ago and 5.7% on Saturday.

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