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Live updates: Latest on coronavirus in Arizona, which has 19,936 cases

May 31, 2020, 9:12 AM | Updated: 11:49 am

This is a continuously updated link with the latest information, news and updates about the coronavirus and its impact in Arizona and beyond for the week starting May 25. (Previous live updates: May 18-24)

PHOENIX — The Arizona health department reported 681 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday morning, bringing the state total to 19,936.

With three additional fatalities from COVID-19 reported, the death toll has now reached 906.

The Arizona Department of Health Services has been updating its coronavirus web page with the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths, plus other related information, each morning.

Below is an updated list of cases and deaths by county as reported by the state health department, followed by the latest developments from around the state, country and world:

Maricopa County — 9,815 cases; 432 deaths

Pima County — 2,368 cases; 185 deaths

Navajo County — 1,866 cases, 60 deaths

Apache County — 1,524 cases; 35 deaths

Coconino County — 1,151 cases; 81 deaths

Yuma County — 1,105 cases; 15 deaths

Pinal County — 863 cases; 39 deaths

Mohave County — 396 cases; 44 deaths

Santa Cruz County — 330 cases; 0 deaths

Yavapai County — 297 cases; 6 deaths

La Paz County — 78 cases; fewer than 3 deaths (1-2)

Cochise County — 74 cases; 3 deaths

Graham County — 32 cases; fewer than 3 deaths (1-2)

Gila County — 31 cases; fewer than 3 deaths (1-2)

Greenlee County — 6 cases; 0 deaths

Sunday, May 31


Saturday, May 30

  • Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez announced in a press release an increase of 105 coronavirus cases and 10 additional deaths. The Navajo Nation now has a total of 5,250 COVID-19 cases and 241 deaths.
  • Arizona state health officials reported 790 new coronavirus cases and 18 additional deaths, bringing the state’s documented totals to 19,255 and 903. It marked the second consecutive day of record-high numbers.

Friday, May 29

  • Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez announced in a press release an increase of 101 coronavirus cases among the Navajo Nation and a total death count of 231. While the total number of cases have reached 5,145, approximately 1,796 members of the Navajo Nation were reported to have recovered from the virus.
  • Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell announced that dog parks, athletic fields, basketball and volleyball courts will reopen Monday.
  • U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr. donated $100,000 to the Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund, funding a week’s worth of deliveries of food and water to about 1,000 households.
  • Two Scottsdale gambling venues, Casino Arizona and Talking Stick Resort, announced they will begin a phased reopening process at noon Monday, with limited capacities and health and safety measures in place.
  • Phoenix’s Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting, which has been closed since mid-March because of the coronavirus outbreak, said it will reopen June 2. Visitors are asked to follow social distancing guidelines.
  • Arizona reported 702 new coronavirus cases and 28 additional deaths, increasing the state’s documented totals to 18,465 and 885.
  • People who feel they’ve been exposed to or infected with the coronavirus can receive a test on Saturday as the Arizona Testing Blitz continues.

Thursday, May 28

  • Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez announced an increase of 100 new coronavirus cases among the Navajo Nation and a total death count of 167. While the total amount of COVID-19 cases have reached 5,044, 1,745 individuals are said to have recovered from the virus.
  • Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced that organized youth sports in Arizona can return.
  • Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced Michael Wisehart will serve as the next director of the Arizona Department of Economic Security.
  • Arizona reported 501 new coronavirus cases and 26 additional deaths, lifting the documented totals to 17,763 and 857.
  • Roughly 2.1 million people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, a sign that companies are still slashing jobs in the face of a deep recession even as more businesses reopen and rehire some laid-off employees.

Wednesday, May 27

  • Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez announced in a press release an increase of 102 coronavirus cases among the Navajo Nation and a total death count of 159. While the total number of cases have reached 4,944, approximately 1,620 members of the Navajo Nation were reported to have recovered from the virus.
  • Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced two funds that will provide almost $600 million in coronavirus relief throughout the state. The Arizona Express Pay Program will allocate $150 million to expedite FEMA reimbursement requests and The AZCares fund will allocate $441 million toward cities, towns and counties that did not receive direct help from the federal government.
  • U.S. Rep. Debbie Lesko announced that she will reopen her district office in Surprise on June 1 by appointment only. Staff will practice social distancing, wear face masks and follow other Centers of Disease Control and Prevention guidelines to mitigate the spread of coronavirus.
  • Sonora Quest Laboratories is looking to conduct up to 25,000 coronavirus tests at at 147 long-term care facilities in Arizona.
  • The Mojave County Sheriff’s Office reported its first positive COVID-19 test among jail inmates. The man, who is in the 30-40 age group and doesn’t have symptoms, is being housed in medical isolation at the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility.
  • Arizona reported 479 new coronavirus cases and 24 additional deaths, bringing the state’s documented totals to 17,262 and 831.
  • As the Arizona economy adjusts to the virus outbreak, the Arizona Office of Tourism has launched a campaign aimed at reviving tourism throughout the state.

Tuesday, May 26

  • Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez announced an increase of 48 coronavirus cases among the Navajo Nation and a total death count of 158. Confirmed COVID-19 cases were said to have reached 4,842 while 1,585 individuals were reported to have recovered from the virus.
  • The Arizona Senate’s plan to pass a series of House bills and possibly consider two pieces of coronavirus-related legislation were upended when a majority of members abruptly voted to adjourn for the year.
  • The Phoenix Zoo has announced it will reopen in mid-June, almost three months after closing due to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • The Arizona health department reported 222 new coronavirus cases for the second consecutive day and one additional death, increasing the documented totals to 16,783 and 807.

Monday, May 25

  • Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez announced an increase of 105 coronavirus cases among the Navajo Nation and a total death count of 157. Confirmed COVID-19 cases were said to have reached 4,794 while 1,491 individuals were reported to have recovered from the virus.
  • The Arizona health department reported 222 new coronavirus cases and six additional deaths, increasing the totals to 16,561 and 806.

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