PHOENIX (KVOA) — State health officials reported 3,591 new coronavirus cases Saturday morning. Confirmed cases went up to 70,051.
The data includes people who have recovered.
Arizona also reported 44 new COVID-19- related deaths. The statewide death toll is now 1,579.
Deaths are not recorded until the health department receives a death certificate naming COVID-19 as the cause of death.
Arizona Department of Health Services reported 3,428 new cases and 45 deaths on Thursday.
Last Friday, the state reported 46,689 cases and the death toll was 1,312.
According to the state's data dashboard, 636,950 people have been tested for the virus. Of those that have been processed, 9.1% have come back positive.
Since June 2, the percentage has spiked back up from 5.7% to 9.1%.
Cases by county:
- Maricopa: 42,374
- Pima: 7,086
- Pinal: 3,154
- Santa Cruz: 1,654
- Cochise: 538
- Yuma: 5,608
- La Paz: 315
- Mohave: 962
- Yavapai: 628
- Coconino: 1,735
- Navajo: 3,397
- Gila: 249
- Graham: 82
- Greenlee: 18
- Apache: 2,250
Are you wearing the right masks?
News Four Tucson spoke to Dr. David Friedman of Allergy Partners of Arizona. When asked if simple face coverings are working, Friedman said that we simply do not know at this point.
"The information that we're getting is from hospital setting type healthcare, where N-95 masks are effective in preventing transmission. Face clothes in the community have not been well studied at all," Friedman said.
Getting Answers: Where to get tested for COVID-19 in southern Arizona?
Symptoms of Coronavirus:
Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms, according to the CDC. Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Seek emergency medical care immediately if:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion
- Inability to wake or stay awake
- Bluish lips or face
Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility: Notify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19.
Arizona COVID-19 Hotline: 1-844-542-8201
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