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Memorial event Monday to honor nearly Arizona 28,000 lives lost to COVID-19

Mar 7, 2022, 8:39 AM | Updated: 8:44 am
Arizona residents hold photos of loved ones lost to COVID-19 during a memorial event in Tempe, Ariz...
Arizona residents hold photos of loved ones lost to COVID-19 during a memorial event in Tempe, Arizona, in March 2021. (KTAR News Photo, File)
(KTAR News Photo, File)

PHOENIX (AP) — The nearly 28,000 Arizona residents who have died of COVID-19 will be honored with a public ceremony.

A COVID-19 Victims and Survivors Memorial Day will be held Monday afternoon at the Arizona Heritage Center in Tempe.

The Arizona Historical Society and nonprofit Marked By COVID are coordinating the event.

The outdoor memorial will include a display of photos of people killed by the virus, a COVID-19 memorial quilt and remarks from people in the public health field. Embry Health will offer free COVID-19 testing on site.

Marked By COVID was founded by Kristin Urquiza, whose father died of the virus in Phoenix in June 2020.

So far, Arizona has seen 27,708 deaths from the virus.

As the pandemic enters a third year, the death toll globally has surpassed 6 million. Several cities in the U.S. are holding COVID-19 memorial days this month.

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Memorial event Monday to honor nearly Arizona 28,000 lives lost to COVID-19