Arizona reports 800 deaths from COVID-19; 172 deaths in Pima County

16,339 confirmed cases statewide, 2,027 in Pima County

COVID-19: Things you can do at home to manage it

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - As of the Sunday, May 24, update from the Arizona Department of Health Services, there have been 800 deaths due to COVID-19.

There have been 172 deaths in Pima County. No new deaths were reported in the county on Saturday morning.

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  • Deaths: 172
  • Confirmed Cases: 2,027
  • Rate: Cases per 100,000 population: 194.0
  • New Cases: 25
  • Tests Performed: 30,931
  • Percentage Testing Positive: 5.7 percent
  • Deaths: 800
  • Confirmed Cases: 16,339
  • Rate: Cases per 100,000 population: 227.3
  • New Cases: 300
  • Tests Performed: 260,660
  • Percentage Testing Positive: 5.6 percent

Below are the numbers of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in each county, as of May 24.

  • Maricopa County: 8,277
  • Pima County: 2,027
  • Navajo County: 1,523
  • Apache County: 1,191
  • Coconino County: 1,019
  • Pinal County: 755
  • Yuma County: 632
  • Mohave County: 304
  • Yavapai County: 285
  • Santa Cruz County: 169
  • Cochise County: 59
  • La Paz County: 50
  • Gila County: 24
  • Graham County: 21
  • Greenlee County: 3

More information from the Arizona Department of Health Services can be found HERE.

Health authorities across the country are closely watching the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), a respiratory illness caused by a new virus from China.

This new coronavirus is in the same family of viruses that can cause the common cold or more severe illnesses such as SARS.

Fever, cough and shortness of breath are common with coronavirus. In severe cases, patients have pneumonia in both lungs.

There is no specific antiviral treatment for coronavirus. Medical care can help relieve the symptoms.

Protecting yourself and your family

The easiest way to slow the spread of the virus is for everyone to practice basic hygiene:

  • Wash your hands frequently (with soap and water for at least 20 seconds)
  • Cover your mouth (with a tissue or your sleeve) when you cough.
  • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • If you need to seek medical care, before going to your doctor’s office, call ahead and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently-touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
Protecting yourself from coronavirus

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