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Arizona records 374 new COVID-19 cases; 23 new deaths

PHOENIX (KVOA) - State health officials reported 374 additional coronavirus cases Sunday and 23 virus-related deaths.

That brings the state’s documented totals to 201,661 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 5,030 known deaths.

Deaths are not recorded until the health department receives a death certificate naming COVID-19 as the cause of death.

The data includes people who have recovered.

According to the state's data dashboard, 1,464,384 people have been tested for the virus. Of those that have been processed, 11.5% have come back positive. The percentage of positive tests continues to decline.

As of Wednesday, 18% of ICU beds in use are COVID-19 patients, according to AZDHS.

Cases by county:

  • Maricopa: 133,641
  • Pima: 21,189
  • Pinal: 9,514
  • Santa Cruz: 2,723
  • Cochise: 1,815
  • Yuma: 12,230
  • La Paz: 498
  • Mohave: 3,606
  • Yavapai: 2,303
  • Coconino: 3,318
  • Navajo: 5,598
  • Gila: 1,106
  • Graham: 714
  • Greenlee: 58
  • Apache: 3,338

Deaths by Age Group:

  • <20: 12
  • 20-44: 294
  • 45- 54: 354
  • 55- 64: 789
  • 65+: 3,581

Cases by Age Group:

  • Less than 20 years: 25,033
  • 20 - 44: 98,315
  • 45- 54: 31,228
  • 55-64: 23,776
  • 65 and older: 22,991
  • UNKNOWN: 318


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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
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

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

Here are the COVID-19 testing sites from Arizona Department of Health Services.

Here are the COVID-19 testing sites from Banner Health.

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David Skinner

Weekend Producer and Social Media for KVOA-TV. Graduate of the University of Arizona.

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