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Arizona coronavirus case total nears 5,000 with 184 deaths

PHOENIX — The number of positive coronavirus tests in Arizona neared 5,000 with 184 deaths, the state health department reported Sunday morning.

The state’s totals now stand at 4,929 positive tests of the virus with 52,990 tests given, an increase of 210 positive cases and seven additional deaths in the past day.

The Arizona Department of Health Services has been providing daily case and testing updates on its website each morning. The report was recently expanded to include additional details about deaths and hospital capacity plus a ZIP code map of cases. (Check your ZIP code in the chart below.)

The state has reported 1,390 positive cases of the coronavirus in the past week and 69 deaths with 10,881 tests given.

The number of cases in Maricopa County, the state’s most-populous and hardest-hit county, increased by 98 to 2,589 on Sunday, according to the state report.

The Phoenix-area death total increased by five to 75.

Coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death.

Nationally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 35,443 deaths from more than 690,000 COVID-19 cases as of Saturday’s daily U.S. update.

According to data compiled and regularly updated by Johns Hopkins University, there were more than 2.3 million cases and over 162,000 deaths globally as of Sunday morning.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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