ARIZONA NEWS

No new Arizona coronavirus cases reported in Thursday update

Mar 12, 2020, 9:10 AM | Updated: 2:40 pm

coronavirus lab...

(Photo by Danny Lawson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

(Photo by Danny Lawson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

PHOENIX – A day after announcing three additional COVID-19 cases, Arizona reported no new positive tests for the coronavirus Thursday morning.

The cases announced Wednesday brought the state’s total to nine since it reported its first case in January.

The Arizona Department of Health Services has been providing online updates on test results each morning.

Five of Arizona’s cases were from one household in Pinal County. Three were from Maricopa County, and one was in Pima County.

Arizona conducted fifteen more tests from Wednesday morning to Thursday morning, bringing the state total to 115.

Of those, 82 have been ruled out and 24 remain pending.

On Wednesday morning, 100 tests had been done, with 59 ruled out and 32 pending.

That afternoon, Gov. Doug Ducey issued a declaration of public health emergency due to continuing coronavirus concerns.

“We are anticipating additional positive cases and we’re not taking any chances,” Ducey said at a press conference while announcing the declaration. “This is about public health and protecting lives.”

The declaration will provide hospitals and health care facilities the flexibility to enhance their safety protocols and will provide health officials with additional medical supplies.

Ducey also announced an executive order aimed at protecting at-risk populations.

On Wednesday night, Pima Unified Schools, a small eastern Arizona district, announced it was closing its three campuses for the day Thursday because of a possible exposure for some elementary students.

KTAR News 92.3 FM will air “Coronavirus in Arizona: Special Report with Jim Sharpe” from 12:15 p.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, an in-depth look with expert guests on the local impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

A Phoenix kindergarten teacher was named KTAR News 92.3 FM's Outspoken with Bruce and Gaydos' Pay T...

KTAR.com

Phoenix kindergarten teacher wins Bruce and Gaydos’ teacher tribute for March

A Phoenix kindergarten teacher was named KTAR News 92.3 FM's Outspoken with Bruce and Gaydos' Pay Tribute to a Teacher winner for March, presented by Your Valley Toyota Dealers.

5 hours ago

The closure began after reports alerted authorities of a man climbing the I-10 bridge near 7th Aven...

KTAR.com

WB I-10 lanes reopen, EB lanes still closed after freeway fence climber causes shutdown

A man who climbed the I-10 freeway bridge near 7th Avenue caused a shutdown of both the eastbound and westbound lanes Tuesday night.

6 hours ago

Pedophilic burglar fought mother and father, Phoenix police say...

Serena O'Sullivan

Man accused of breaking into Phoenix home, entering young boy’s room, fighting with parents

The Phoenix Police Department accused 25-year-old Abdullahi Aroni of being a pedophilic burglar in a Tuesday announcement.

7 hours ago

A California woman died Monday after falling down a 140-foot cliff while hiking in Sedona. (Coconin...

KTAR.com

California woman falls to her death down 140-foot cliff while hiking in Sedona

A California woman died Monday after falling down a 140-foot cliff while hiking in Sedona, authorities said.

8 hours ago

(Phoenix Fire Department photo)...

Serena O'Sullivan

Small underground explosion blows out manhole covers in Phoenix

An explosion blew out two manhole covers in Phoenix on Tuesday morning, according to the Phoenix Fire Department.

9 hours ago

Gabriel Garcia, 55, was arrested on April 13, 2024. (Tempe Police Photo0...

KTAR.com

Suspect arrested in Tempe hit-and-run that injured pedestrian

A suspect was arrested Saturday in a Tempe hit-and-run that injured a pedestrian earlier this month, authorities said.

9 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

...

Condor Airlines

Condor Airlines can get you smoothly from Phoenix to Frankfurt on new A330-900neo airplane

Adventure Awaits! And there's no better way to experience the vacation of your dreams than traveling with Condor Airlines.

...

DISC Desert Institute for Spine Care

Sciatica pain is treatable but surgery may be required

Sciatica pain is one of the most common ailments a person can face, and if not taken seriously, it could become one of the most harmful.

...

Collins Comfort Masters

Here’s 1 way to ensure your family is drinking safe water

Water is maybe one of the most important resources in our lives, and especially if you have kids, you want them to have access to safe water.

No new Arizona coronavirus cases reported in Thursday update