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Live updates: The latest coronavirus information reported in Arizona

Mar 22, 2020, 9:16 AM | Updated: Mar 23, 2020, 12:59 pm
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PHOENIX — The Arizona Department of Health Services reported a second death in the state from COVID-19 on Sunday morning. The individual was a man in his 70s with underlying health conditions.

Coronavirus cases continue to spike in Arizona. State officials reported an increase of 48 cases on Sunday morning, pushing the total to 152.

On Saturday morning, the City of Peoria announced an employee tested positive for coronavirus.

The Arizona Department of Health Services has been updating its coronavirus web page with the number of COVID-19 cases each morning.

Other officials, however, have been reporting additional cases between the daily updates.

Below is an updated list of all cases that have been reported by authorities:

Maricopa County — 81 cases

Pima County — 17 cases

Pinal County — 16 cases

Coconino County — 14 cases

Navajo County — 13 cases

Apache County — 3 cases

Yavapai County — 3 cases

Graham County — 2 cases

Santa Cruz County — 1 case

Yuma County — 1 case

Cochise County — 1 case


Sunday, March 22


Saturday, March 21

  • Apache County listed with one case of coronavirus in ADHS update
  • Yavapai County reported an additional two cases of coronavirus, along with the first in Prescott.

Other developments

  • Governor Doug Ducey announces shipments of masks, gowns and gloves for healthcare professionals to be distributed across Arizona.
  • Costco announced measures to implement specified hours for members 60 and older on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
  • Confirmed case of COVID-19 reported from an employee with the city of Peoria, according to a release.
  • The City of Peoria closed all city buildings, facilities and public counters. Water customer shutoffs in the city will also be suspended ‪through May 10, 2020.

Friday, March 20

  • Here are the reported cases not reflected in the state’s morning update:
  • Cochise County announced its first confirmed case of COVID-19.
  • Yuma County reported its first presumptive positive test for the coronavirus.
  • Coconino County lists eight confirmed cases on their site as of Thursday, but the state website only had five.

Other developments

  • Pinal County declared a state of emergency on Friday night.
  • The first confirmed death in Arizona was announced on Friday night by the Arizona Department of Health Services.
  • Arizona’s K-12 schools will remain closed for at least two extra weeks, through April 10, because of the continued coronavirus outbreak.
  • The University of Arizona announced that convocations and commencement won’t take place as scheduled for May graduates.
  • Arizona’s Country Thunder music festival scheduled for April 16-19 in Florence has been postponed. Organizers said they are working on rescheduling the annual event.
  • Banner Health announced a ban on visitors in most cases at its hospitals and clinics.

Thursday, March 19

After the state released its updated numbers in the morning, more positive cases were reported by counties.

  • Navajo Nation reported an increase in the total number of positive coronavirus cases to 14, an increase of 11 from the previous day.
  • Santa Cruz County reported its first presumptive positive test for the coronavirus.
  • Yavapai County reported it’s first presumptive positive case of COVID-19.
  • Coconino County reported its second case one day after its first was revealed. No details about the patient were immediately available.

Other developments

  • The West Valley suburb of Peoria joined the growing list of Arizona cities to declare emergencies. Mayor Cathy Carlat stopped short of forcing bars to close and restaurants to cease dine-in service like some other cities are doing, but she encouraged the measures be taken voluntarily.
  • The 10-school Maricopa Community Colleges system announced that all in-person and hybrid classes are suspended through April 5, but online classes will proceed as scheduled. In-person and hybrid classe will resume in online and alternative formats April 6.
  • The city of Tempe joined neighboring Phoenix in banning dine-in restaurant service and closing bars and other gathering places.
  • Paypal said in a statement that an employee at its Chandler office had a presumptive positive test for COVID-19. The company has since closed the location and sent its staff home.
  • Pima County officials passed an emergency declaration that prohibits dine-in service like other parts of the state have enacted. The declaration goes into effect at 8 p.m. and will run through at least March 31.
  • The city of Chandler has declared a state of emergency. The East Valley suburb is following the guidelines Gov. Doug Ducey recommended earlier this week.
  • Gov. Doug Ducey announced a series of executive orders, including shutting down bars and dine-in options in counties that have been affected by the coronavirus. Another executive order activated the National Guard.

Wednesday, March 18

After the state released its updated numbers in the morning, five more positive cases became known.

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