AZDHS: Seven new cases of coronavirus reported in Arizona, bringing total up to 27

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The Arizona Department of Health Services announced seven new cases of COVID-19 in Arizona on Wednesday, bringing the state's total up to 27.

Maricopa County Public Health has said their two new cases are from a woman in her 40s and a man in his 70s, who are both recovering at home. 

The Pinal County Public Health Department confirms three new cases in the county. Two are women in their 30s - without relation to each other - who are alisolated and recovering at home. The third is a woman in her 80s who is recovering at a local hospital.

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In order to protect yourself from a possible infection, the CDC recommends:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
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  • Stay home when you are sick.
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