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Coconino County reports first COVID-19 death as Arizona total climbs to 6

Mar 24, 2020, 5:32 PM | Updated: 6:39 pm
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(Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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PHOENIX — Coconino County health officials on Tuesday confirmed the county’s first death caused by the coronavirus.

The individual was a male in his 50s with underlying health conditions, Coconino County Health and Human Services said in a press release.

The death was the sixth in Arizona due to COVID-19.

“Our thoughts are with the family during this difficult time,” County Incident Commander and Deputy County Manager Dr. Marie Peoples said in the release. “We share in this family’s grief and are deeply committed to doing all we can to ensure the health and safety of our community.”

Arizona has also seen coronavirus-related deaths in Maricopa, Pima and Navajo counties.

The state health department on Tuesday reported that the state now has 326 cases, up from 234 the previous morning. The 92-case jump represents a 39% increase.

Coconino County has reported 18 cases of coronavirus.

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