LIVE Blog: Coronavirus in Arizona - Latest case numbers

The latest information on coronavirus cases in the state, from the Arizona Department of Health and county health departments:

  • Commercial Laboratory: 1,228
  • Arizona State Public Health Laboratory: 61
  • Total Cases: 1,289
  • Total Deaths: 24

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March 31, 8:40 p.m.

Officials with the Navajo Nation say there are 26 new cases and two more deaths related to COVID-19 in its territory. There are now 174 confirmed cases in the Navajo Nation, and seven confirmed total deaths.

March 31, 7:15 p.m.

Coconino County officials say another has died due to COVID-19, bringing the death toll in that country to four. There are 82 confirmed cases in the country, up from 73 on Monday.

March 31, 4:49 p.m.

National Park officials say there is 1 confirmed case of COVID-19 at the Grand Canyon.

March 31, 3:00 p.m.

Officials with Intel say an employee at its Ocotillo facility reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday.

March 31, 9:02 a.m.

The Arizona Department of Health Services confirmed Tuesday there are now 1,289 cases of coronavirus in Arizona and 24 deaths.

March 31, 9:01 a.m.

Maricopa County health officials confirm there are now 791 positive cases of coronavirus and three additional deaths in the county, bringing the total number of deaths in the county to eight.

March 31, 8:49 a.m.

Santa Cruz County has confirmed its third case of coronavirus.

March 30, 8:02 p.m.

Officials in Coconino County say there are a total of 73 confirmed cases as of Monday night, an increase from 5 from Sunday. A third person has also died from COVID-19 in the county.

March 30, 8:00 p.m.

Officials with the Navajo Nation say there are a total of 148 cases for the Native American nation as of Monday, with five confirmed deaths. 69 of the cases are in Navajo County, with 16 in Apache County and 32 in Coconino County. The other cases are in three counties in New Mexico and one Utah county.

March 30, 4:42 p.m.

Yuma County Health Officials confirmed 3 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 12. The patients are currently in isolation and health officials are conducting contact investigations. 

March 30, 11:46 a.m.

Officials say a fourth coronavirus case has been confirmed in Cochise County. The latest case involves an adult female who is hospitalized outside of the county. 

March 30, 9:01 a.m.

Maricopa County health officials confirmed there are now 689 positive coronavirus cases, an increase of over 100 cases reported on Sunday.

March 30, 9:00 a.m.

The Arizona Department of Health Services confirmed Monday there are now 1,157 cases of coronavirus in Arizona and 20 deaths.

March 29, 7:50 p.m.

The Navajo Nation issued a curfew Sunday night, requesting everyone to stay at home from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., with the exceptions being emergency travel and essential employee travel.

March 29, 3:05 p.m.

The Yuma County Public Health Services District announced 4 new cases of COVID-19 in Yuma County bringing the total number of positives to 9. All four cases are travel-related and all patients are in isolation.

March 29, 2:26 p.m.

Navajo County public health officials confirm coronavirus-related death of a person in ther 60s with underlying health conditions. They also confirmed additional cases.

March 29, 10:21 a.m.

Numbers have been updated to show 919 cases and 17 deaths. 

March 29, 9:03 a.m.

There are now 912 confirmed cases of coronavirus with 16 deaths, according to updated numbers from the Arizona Dept. of Health Services.

546 cases are in Maricopa County, and 146 are in Pima County.

March 28, 12:13 p.m.

Yuma County has confirmed their fifth positive case of coronavirus. Officials still say the risk to residents remains low.

March 28, 9:03 a.m.

AZDHS numbers show COVID-19 cases have grown from 665 to 773 cases, with 15 deaths. 454 of those cases are in Maricopa County, with Pima County having the second greatest number of cases with a total of 120.

Maricopa County has released updated case data:

March 27, 8:55 p.m.

Officials in Coconino County say there are now 55 confirmed cases in that county. The death toll remains at two.

March 27, 3:20 p.m.

Officials with Gila County say a Payson woman in her 40s is the first person in the county to test positive. The case appears to be travel-related.

March 27, 2:20 p.m.

According to a statement issued by the Navajo Nation, there are 71 confirmed cases within the Native American territory as of Thursday. 42 of the cases are in Navajo County.

March 27, 2:00 p.m.

Officials with Cochise County say an adult male who recently returned from domestic travel to a neighboring state has tested positive, making this the third case for the southeastern Arizona county.

March 27, 9:00 a.m.

AZDHS has confirmed 665 cases in Arizona, with 13 total deaths. 399 of those cases are in Maricopa County.

Maricopa County has released a breakdown of the demographics of their current caseload.

Mohave County confirmed their fourth positive case.

March 26, 8:11 p.m.

Officials with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office say one of their employees has tested positive. The employee works out of the MCSO headquarters near 5th Avenue and Jackson in Downtown Phoenix.

The MCSO headquarter is now undergoing deep cleaning, according to officials. Full access will resume on March 30.

March 26, 8:00 p.m.

Officials in Coconino County say 36 people are confirmed to have COVID-19, up from 28 on Wednesday. The death toll remains at two people.

March 26, 6:40 p.m.

Officials with Kroger's, a company that owns Fry's Food Stores, says a worker at a Fry's location in Mesa tested positive for COVID-19. Read more

March 26, 5:00 p.m.

Officials with the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation say a member of the community who recently died tested positive COVID-19.

The person is identified as a 49-year-old man who had underlying health conditions. The man was a non-Fort McDowell tribal citizen, and died before test results were released.

March 26, 3:00 p.m.

Phoenix city officials say of its more than 14,000 employees, four have tested positive.

Of the four people who tested positive, three of which worked in the city's Aviation Department. One of the Aviation Department employee who tested positive has died, and the other two, who worked in public-facing positions, are now at home.

The fourth person who tested positive is a police officer who was on vacation.

March 26, 2:40 p.m.

Officials with Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson say a civil servant assigned to the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group has tested positive, and is currently undergoing observation and treatment.

This is the first confirmed case at the air force base, and the individual has not been on base since March 19.

March 26, 12:59 p.m.

Pima County officials have confirmed a second person has died from COVID-19.

March 26, 11:52 a.m.

Mohave County confirmed their third case of COVID-19 in the Kingman area, who is recovering at home. Their first case was confirmed on Wednesday. 

March 26, 8:58 a.m.

There are now 508 cases in Arizona and eight deaths, according to updated numbers from the Arizona Dept. of Health. 

Maricopa County has provided a breakdown of the 299 cases currently confirmed - the eighth death is within the county.

Officials say community spread has been confirmed in Maricopa County, and recommend avoiding "non-essential" gatherings of more than 10 people for the next eight weeks.

DHS has changed their assessment of community spread in Arizona from "moderate" to widespread." Read more.

March 25, 9:20 p.m.

Officias with Coconino County say another person has died from COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths there to two. There are 28 confirmed cases in that county.

March 25, 8:30 p.m.

Officials with the Navajo Nation say there are 20 new cases amongst the Navajo people, bringing the total there to 69 cases

March 25, 4 p.m.

There are now two patients with coronavirus in Mohave County, one in Lake Havasu City and the other in Bullhead City.

March 25 3:52 p.m.

Officials with University of Arizona say to date, there have been four positive COVID-19 tests amongst members of the UArizona community.

March 25 2:30 p.m.

Officials in Cochise County say there has been a second confirmed case in the County. The person infected is a female adult who had just returned from overseas travel. She is recovering from home and following all self-isolation guidance. Contact investigation has been completed, and no threat to the community has been found.

March 25, 11:57 a.m.

Santa Cruz County Health Services says they have received notification of a second confirmed case of COVID-19.

"The individual who tested positive is a female adult who has just returned from overseas travel. She has followed all self-isolation guidance and is recovering at home. A contact investigation has been completed and no threat to the community has been found. The County will not be releasing any further information about this individual to protect their privacy. The individual who tested positive on March 20 is recovering at home and remains in self-isolation."

March 25, 9:03 a.m.

The Arizona Dept. of Heath says there are now 401 total cases in the state and another county is now subject to state-imposed business restrictions and closings, officials said Wednesday.

Mohave County officials say the northwestern Arizona county’s first COVID-19 case triggered business closings and restrictions ordered by Gov. Doug Ducey.

The 6th death due to coronavirus was confirmed to be in Coconino County.

March 25, 7:44 a.m.

Phoenix Children's Hospital says one of its employees has tested positive for the coronavirus. PCH says the infected employee is recuperating at home and no patients, families, or fellow employees were exposed to the virus.

March 25, 6:57 a.m.

Mohave County health officials have confirmed its first positive case of coronavirus near Lake Havasu City in western Arizona. The adult patient is not hospitalized and is recovering at home.

March 24, 8:06 p.m.

Coconino County has confirmed three additional cases of coronavirus. Earlier, the county confirmed its first COVID-19 death.

March 24, 5:11pm

Coconino County Health and Human Services confirmed the first COVID-19 related death in the county. The individual was a male in his 50s with underlying health conditions. This is the 18th confirmed case in the county.

March 24, 4 p.m.
Arizona State University says on Monday it had 15 confirmed cases among its student population. Due to privacy laws, they will not disclose the location of those individuals. School officials say they expect the ASU community will be among those that continue to experience positive test results. Read more.

March 24, 1:56 p.m.

Six more cases have been confirmed in Pinal County, according to officials there, bringing the total number of cases in that county to 22. The six people diagnosed are identified as three men and three women. One of the cases involves a woman in her 70s.

Officials stated, "All five cases, not related to each other or any previous cases, are in isolation at home and recovering. County Health Department staff are investigating all cases to identify close contacts. Pinal County's total cases of COVID-19 now stand at 22, with only one case, a female in her 80s, hospitalized."

March 24, 1:31 p.m.

Officials with the Navajo Nation say there are 10 more confirmed cases, bringing the total number of cases in the Navajo Nation to 39.

Of the 39 cases, 25 are in Navajo County, six are in Apache County, four are in Coconino County, and four are in New Mexico's McKinley County.

March 24, 9:04 a.m.

The Arizona Dept. of Heath says there are 5 deaths in the state due to the coronavirus and 326 cases.

199 of those cases are in Maricopa County, up from 139 yesterday. Community spread of COVID-19 is confirmed.

A Phoenix-area man died and his wife was in critical condition after the couple ingested chloroquine phosphate, an additive used to clean fish tanks that is also found in an anti-malaria medication that’s been touted by President Donald Trump as a treatment for COVID-19.

Banner Health said the couple in their 60s got sick within half an hour of taking the additive. The man couldn’t be resuscitated when he arrived at a hospital, but the woman was able to throw up much of the chemical, Banner said.

Read more.

March 23, 5:51pm

Pima County reported their first coronavirus-related death in the county, marking its 25th case. This is the 3rd death for Arizona overall. The individual was a woman in her 50's with underlying health conditions that may have put her at higher risk, health officials said.

March 23, 3:01 p.m.

Officials in Yuma County say there is a second presumptive positive case. The person is isolated and recovering at home.

March 23, 10:21 a.m.

The Navajo Nation confirmed three more positive cases, bringing their total to 26 cases. A "Stay at Home Order" is in effect, requiring all residents to stay home and all non-essential businesses to close.

March 23, 9:01 a.m.

There are now 234 cases of coronavirus in the state, according to updated DHS numbers. This is a nearly 100-case jump from Sunday. 139 of those cases are in Maricopa County. Coconino, Navajo and Pinal County all saw increases in their case numbers as well.

Maricopa County has released a breakdown of their current cases by demographic on their website:

37% of Maricopa County cases were between the ages of 18-40, 33% were between 41 and 65, and 30% were over 66 years old. 18% of cases needed to be hospitalized.

March 22, 12:13 p.m.

Coconino County reports 15 cases in their area - one more case than the current numbers from the Arizona Dept. of Health.

Arizona health officials say that as of Sunday morning, there are 152 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the state. That's an increase of 48 cases from Saturday.

March 22, 9:01 a.m.

Arizona DHS has confirmed 152 cases of COVID-19 now in the state. A second man has died from the virus in Arizona - a Maricopa County man in his 70s with underlying health conditions.

Authorities said there also are 26 cases in Navajo Nation, but it’s unclear how many of those are in Arizona. The vast reservation includes parts of northeastern Arizona, northwestern New Mexico and southeastern Utah.

March 21, 12:35 p.m.

Yavapai County has confirmed 2 more cases - one in Prescott and one in Sedona.

March 21, 9:02 a.m.

There are now 104 cases of the novel coronavirus in the state - Maricopa County cases have jumped to a total of 49. Pinal County announced four new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 14.

DHS has now changed their assessment of community spread from low to moderate.

March 20, 8:00 p.m.

Coconino County officials report there are 11 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in their county. 87 people have tested negative, and there are 171 tests that are pending.

March 20, 7:16 p.m.

Arizona Department of Health Services and Maricopa County Department of Public Health officials say a man in his 50s with underlying health conditions has become the first person in Arizona to die from COVID-19. Read more

Phoenix mayor Kate Gallego said on Twitter Saturday that the man who died was a Sky Harbor employee.

March 20, 9:06 a.m.

The number of COVID-19 cases in Arizona have jumped to 68, according to information provided by the Arizona Department of Health Services and other county health departments. AZDHS confirmed 63 cases of the coronavirus this morning, and both Yuma and Coconino Counties have confirmed more cases since then. The number of cases in Maricopa have increased from 22 to 34 cases. Read more.

March 19, 6:25 p.m.

Yavapai County Community Health Services says a Sedona resident has tested presumptive positive for COVID-19.

"As part of YCCHS’s ongoing disease investigation to identify the source of the virus and other individuals who were potentially exposed, people close to the individual will be contacted by the health department."

Read more.

March 19, 5:11 p.m.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said he’s activating the National Guard to help grocery stores and food banks, halting elective surgeries and closing businesses in areas with known cases of COVID-19. Read more.

March 19, 3:18 p.m.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many FOX 10 viewers have asked the same question: why haven't more people been tested? Dr. Cara Christ, Director of the Arizona Department of Health Services says many things are changing around the state. Read more.

March 19, 2:40 p.m.

Officials with PayPal say they have closed their office in Chandler due to a presumed positive case of COVID-19. Read more.

March 19, 12:14 p.m.

Cave Creek, Flagstaff, Phoenix, Tolleson, and Tucson have all ordered closures of bars, gyms and other indoor facilities, as well as ordering dine-in restaurants to transition to take-out and delivery only due to the coronavirus outbreak. Read more.

March 19, 9:04 a.m.Arizona DHS confirms 17 new COVID-19 cases overnight, 1st case reported in Yavapai County; Navajo Nation cases jump to 14. Read more.

March 19, 7:02 a.m.

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits surged last week by 70,000, indicating that the impact of the coronavirus was starting to be felt in rising layoffs in the job market. Read more.

March 18, 9:45 p.m.

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic is putting healthcare workers across the country in the middle of the storm, with many of them putting themselves at risk every day. Dr. Frank Lovecchio, an ER doctor, says he believes physicians across Arizona are becoming frustrated with the lack of testing kits for COVID-19, partly because so many people are coming into healthcare facilities, afraid that they have it. Read more.

March 18, 5:35 p.m.

Officials with Coconino County say the first presumptive positive case of coronavirus has been identified in the Northern Arizona county. The test was conducted by the TGen North Clinical Laboratory, and the individual tested presumptive positive is a 60-year-old man from the greater Flagstaff area. The person is under home isolation. Read more.

March 18, 9:07 a.m.

The Arizona Department of Health Services announced seven new cases of COVID-19 in the state on Wednesday, bringing the total to 27. Maricopa County Public Health says the two new cases are from a woman in her 40s and a man in his 70s, who are both recovering at home. Read more.

March 17, 12:01 p.m.

Officials with the Navajo Nation now say there are now three cases of COVID-19 in its area. According to a news release issued Wednesday, the third person infected is a 62-year-old man who is from the same region as the first two confirmed cases. Read more.

March 15, 9:37 a.m.

The Pima County Health Department announced a fourth presumptive positive case of the novel coronavirus on Monday. Health officials say the patient has been receiving care at a local hospital since symptoms began. Read more.

March 14, 8:49 a.m.

The Graham County Department of Health and Human Services announced Friday that they have confirmed a case of novel coronavirus in Pima, which would be the first reported case in the county. Officials say that students at Pima Elementary School were possibly exposed to the virus as a school staff member tested positive, and they will be undergoing testing at Pima Junior High School from health care providers around the county. Read more.

March 13, 5:52 p.m.

Pima County officials announced another presumptive positive case of COVID-19. At this time, they say there's no clear link between this case and the presumptive case identified in the County on March 9. Read more.

March 9, 5:52 p.m.

Arizona’s health director warned Monday that community spread of the new coronavirus is now happening and case numbers could reach what is seen in a flu season. The state added one more confirmed case Monday, upping the number to six. The new case is in Pima County, adding to three in Pinal and two in Maricopa counties. Read more.

March 9, 3:32 p.m.

Pima County health officials say a person has tested presumptive positive for COVID-19 and the case is travel-related. Health officials say the person is not severely ill, and is recovering at home in isolation. Read more.

March 9, 2:45 p.m.

Officials with Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport say two people who flew from Phoenix have tested positive for COVID-19. According to a statement released by Greg Roybal, the two were flying on WestJet Flight 1199 on February 28 from Sky Harbor to Pearson Airport in Toronto, Canada. Read more.

March 8, 6:50 p.m.

The coronavirus is impacting members of Congress. U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar (Arizona - 4th District) says he will be self-quarantining at home after coming into contact with a coronavirus patient "for an extended period of time" at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C. Read more.

March 7, 9:13 a.m.

The Arizona Department of Public Health confirms that there are now five cases of COVD-19 identified in the state after two Pinal County residents were diagnosed.

"Both cases are from the same household as the current Pinal County case. State and local public health are currently investigating the cases," officials stated.

On Sunday, officials with the Arizona Department of Health Services says one of the victims is part of the Arizona School Community, specifically the American Leadership Academy, Ironwood K-12, campus but has fully recovered from the virus. Read more.

March 6, 9:09 a.m.

Pinal County public health officials have confirmed a third person has been diagnosed with coronavirus in the state.

The Arizona Department of Health Services says the new COVID-19 case is the state's second "presumptive positive" case and involves a woman in her 40s who is currently hospitalized.

The woman is a healthcare worker who lives in the county. Officials, however, did not identify the area in which the woman resides. The woman is hospitalized in a Maricopa County hospital. Read more.

March 5, 6:14 p.m.

Following news of Scottsdale firefighters and paramedics being quarantined, two Scottsdale nightclubs have learned that one their employees contracted the COVID-19 coronavirus, and may have exposed others.

Their announcement came just hours after a Scottsdale man took to social media, and announced he is in quarantine after contracting the virus. Read more.

March 3, 9:32 a.m.

The Arizona Department of Health Services has confirmed a "presumptive positive" case of coronavirus in Maricopa County. The COVID-19 case involves a man in his 20s who is not hospitalized and is recovering at home. The man is a known contact of a "presumptive positive" coronavirus case outside of Arizona who recently traveled to an area with community spread of the virus. Read more.

March 2, 7:36 a.m.

New numbers from the Arizona Department of Health Services shows 26 people have been tested for the coronavirus. 24 of those people were negative and one is still pending.

The one that was positive was from back in January -- a person who was part of the ASU community who traveled to China before getting sick. Read more.

February 21, 7:51 p.m.

Health officials in Maricopa County say a man with ties to Arizona State University who was diagnosed with the COVID-19 coronavirus has been released from isolation.

In January, officials announced that a male member of the ASU community who does not live in university housing was diagnosed with COVID-19. The man had recently returned from Wuhan, People's Republic of China when he was diagnosed. Read more.

January 26, 1:16 p.m.

Officials say a Maricopa County resident has been diagnosed with the coronavirus. According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, the patient recently returned from Wuhan, China and is a member of the Arizona State University community who does not live in university housing.

Officials with ASU released a statement, saying in part, "This individual resides in Tempe. This individual does not live in university housing, is not severely ill and is currently in isolation to keep the illness from spreading." Read more.

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For most people, the COVID-19 virus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, health experts have said.

The vast majority of people recover from the new virus. According to the World Health Organization, people with mild illness recover in about two weeks, while those with more severe illness may take three to six weeks to recover. In China, more than 80,000 people have been diagnosed and more than 58,000 have so far recovered.

With older people at most risk of serious complications, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said the health department is sending surveyors to nursing homes to check whether they have implemented stringent infection-control procedures. State Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ said they are recommending a series of steps, including limiting visitors, ensuring patients with respiratory illness are separated and that staff treating them don’t also treat well patients. Older Arizonans should take steps to stay away from crowds if possible.

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

  • 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, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

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