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Coronavirus cases in Arizona reach 12 after 3 more reported on Saturday

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PHOENIX — There are now 12 positive cases of the coronavirus in Arizona after three cases were reported by the Arizona Department of Health Services on Saturday morning.

Five of the cases are in Pinal County, four are in Maricopa County, two are in Pima County and one is in Graham County.

It is unconfirmed if the positive case in Graham County is a staff member from Pima Elementary School in the Pima Unified School District.

Pima Unified School District announced the positive case late Friday night in a Facebook post.


The district closed on Thursday after it learned of a possible exposure.

According to a news release from the Graham County Health Department, an evaluation and testing clinic for students will take place on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday of next week from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pima Junior High School.

The clinic will be staffed by health care providers from around the county and is meant for those who have symptoms.

The department is asking for Pima Elementary students in 5th and 6th grades to voluntarily remain home until March 25, unless they are seeking medical care.

The district is just north of Safford, Ariz.

Maricopa County Department of Public Health in a press release says the 4th presumptive positive case in the county is a women in her 30’s who is isolated and recovering at home.

The department is investigating to identify close contacts of the case.

For Arizona vaccine information, visit azdhs.gov/findvaccine.

For all articles, information and updates on the coronavirus from KTAR News, visit ktar.com/coronavirus.

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