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Arizona reports 1,565 new coronavirus cases, 16 deaths

PHOENIX (KVOA) - Another 1,565 Arizonans tested positive for the coronavirus, Arizona Department of Health Services said Friday.

Sixteen others lost their lives to the virus, according to the state's dashboard.

That brings the state’s documented totals to 244,045 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The death toll is now 5,934.

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, 2,077,891 people have been tested for the virus. Of those that have been processed, 9.7% have come back positive. This does not include the serology or antibody tests.

On Thursday, ADHS reported 1,315new coronavirus cases and 13 deaths.

Deaths by Age Group:

  • <20: 9
  • 20-44: 342
  • 45- 54: 414
  • 55- 64: 940
  • 65+: 4,226
  • NULL: 3

Cases by Age Group:

  • Less than 20 years: 34,582
  • 20 - 44: 116,611
  • 45- 54: 36,616
  • 55-64: 28,040
  • 65 and older: 27,816
  • UNKNOWN: 380

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Symptoms of the coronavirus:

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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.

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