PHOENIX – Arizona health officials reported Tuesday 9 more deaths from coronavirus, bringing the total to 131.
Arizona also reported 3,806 COVID-19 cases. That’s up 104 since Monday.
In Pima District, there were 685 cases. Thirty-two deaths have been reported.
On Sunday, Arizona began releasing more detailed demographic information about the spread of infectious diseases. The data shows great casualties among parents, men and Native Americans.
That Arizona Department of Health Services also released infection data by postcode.
However, the Pima District Health Department said the data must be seen “carefully.”
“This reflects where people live, not where they are infected,” Bob England told News 4 Tucson on Monday. “Long-term care facilities drive the number of cases in the ZIP code where they are located.”
As of Tuesday morning, 44,096 people had been tested for COVID-19, according to AZDHS. The majority of people tested were aged between 20 -44 years.
Coronavirus is a large family of viruses, some of which cause respiratory disease in humans. Signs and symptoms, similar to colds or flu, include colds, coughs, sore throats, fevers, and general feeling of unwell.
For the latest information on outbreaks, please visit the CDC COVID-19 website.
If you are traveling to an area currently affected by COVID-19 and feel sick from a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, you should do so.:
- Stay at home and avoid contact with other people for up to 72 hours after the fever has disappeared and the symptoms of acute infection are cured. Most people can recover at home without medical treatment.
- If you need to seek medical attention immediately, call first before you go to the doctor’s office or emergency room and tell them about your last trip and your symptoms.
- Avoid traveling when sick.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve (not your hand) when coughing or sneezing.
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
All individuals returning from areas with substantial community distribution must follow Arizona Guide to Returning Travelers, traveling directly to a place of isolation or quarantine itself, and only leaving that location for important activities.
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