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  • Arizona: Covid-19 cases and news - 205,516cases, 5,207 deaths 

    According to KOLD News 13: (No confirmed cases) So far, 79 people and their contacts with travel history to China have been tested in Pima County...

    (Feb 22) News 4 Tuscon: An Arizona man was released from isolation 26 days after he tested positive...

    As of 2/27/2020, there has been no community spread of COVID-19 in Maricopa County.

  • #2

    CDC teleconference notes from January 26, 2020

    I only heard the question and answer section:

    100ish persons under observation in 26 states, 25 have tested negative. Getting calls from clinicans all the time about potential cases so this number changes.

    5 cases in the US, all with direct contact to Wuhan - 2 in California and 1 in Arizona (Maricopa county) are new - added to previously known Washington state, and Illinois. All are hospitalized. Hospital release on a case by case basis.

    There will be additional cases in the US.

    In active collaboration with experts around the world to understand the virus genome.

    Situation is changing rapidly. Pay attention to CDC website for travel warnings.

    I did not hear the answer to a question asked about the virus being able to be transmitted via packaging.

    Need to prepare as if this is a pandemic and hope it is not.


    • #3
      Confirmed: Maricopa County resident diagnosed with coronavirus

      (SNIP) ... According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, the patient recently returned from Wuhan, China and is a member of the Arizona State University community who does not live in university housing.


      • #4
        News Release

        For Immediate Release: January 26, 2020

        Media Contacts | Chris Minnick
        Mobile | 480.772.1568

        NOTE: Dr. Cara Christ, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, will be available for on-camera and phone interviews between 3 and 4 p.m. at the ADHS downtown Phoenix Office, 150 N. 18th Ave. Please contact Chris Minnick to arrange an interview.

        Public Health Agencies Confirm 2019 Novel Coronavirus Case in Arizona
        The Case is a Maricopa County Resident who Recently Returned from Wuhan, China

        PHOENIX — The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and the Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) announced today that a Maricopa County resident has been diagnosed with the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. The confirmed case is in a person who recently returned from travel to Wuhan, China.

        The patient is a member of the Arizona State University community who does not live in university housing. This person is not severely ill and is currently in isolation to keep the illness from spreading. MCDPH and ADHS are currently investigating to identify any close contacts that may have been exposed while the person was infectious. Any individuals who have been identified as having been exposed will be contacted directly. These individuals will be monitored for fever and respiratory symptoms in collaboration with public health and the university.

        2019 Novel Coronavirus spreads through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Symptoms are thought to appear within two to 14 days after exposure and consist of fever, cough, runny nose, and difficulty breathing. Those considered at risk for contracting the virus are individuals with travel to Wuhan, China, or individuals in close contact with a person infected with the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. Currently, no commercial testing is available and there is no vaccine. Public health is working with those exposed to get testing by CDC.

        “While the immediate risk of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus to the general public is believed to be low at this time, ADHS and our county public health partners will continue to actively monitor for the disease,” said Dr. Cara Christ, ADHS director. “There are simple daily precautions that everyone should always take to prevent the spread of diseases.”

        Public health officials are advising residents that flu and other respiratory diseases are circulating in the community, and are recommending everyone get a flu shot and follow basic prevention guidelines.

        The best ways to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses are to:
        • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
        • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
        • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
        • Stay home when you are sick.
        • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately throw the tissue in the trash.
        • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

        If you have recently traveled to Wuhan, China and have developed fever with cough or shortness of breath within 14 days of your travel, or have had contact with someone who is suspected to have 2019 Novel Coronavirus, stay home and call your healthcare provider right away. If you do not have a health care provider, you may need to be seen at your local hospital emergency room/urgent care center. Please call the emergency room/urgent care center to get instructions before going in.

        For the latest information about 2019 Novel Coronavirus, visit the website at
        "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
        -Nelson Mandela


        • #5
          Arizona has had one case of COVID-19 since its outbreak at the start of the year. That patient, a member of the Arizona State University community, has since recovered and is no longer infected with the disease.


          • #6

            Arizona confirms 2nd ‘presumptive positive’ case of COVID-19
            Last updated today at 10:14 am
            March 3, 2020 10:12 am
            News 4 Tucson

            PHOENIX – State health officials confirmed Tuesday a "presumptive positive" case of COVID-19 in Maricopa County, bringing the case count to two.

            Arizona Department of Health Services says a man in his 20s is not hospitalized and is recovering at home.

            “This individual is a known contact of a presumed positive case outside of Arizona who had traveled to an area with community spread of COVID-19,” said ADHS on a news release...


            • #7

              New Case Of COVID-19 In Maricopa County
              By Greg Hahne
              Published: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 5:01pm

              Another case of COVID-19 caused by the coronavirus has been confirmed in Maricopa County.

              The new patient is a male in his 20s in the Phoenix area. He came in close contact with another individual outside of the state who had traveled to a community where the virus has spread.

              The patient is stable and expected to fully recover. Dr. Rebecca Sunenshine is the medical director for disease control for Maricopa County Public Health...


              • #8

                Arizona confirms 3rd COVID-19 case Updated
                Last updated today at 9:33 am
                March 6, 2020
                9:17 am Julia Leon

                PHOENIX – A third person has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in Arizona, health officials said Friday morning.

                Arizona Department of Health Services says a woman in her 40s is currently hospitalized.

                This is the second presumptive positive case identified by the Arizona State Public Health Laboratory.

                According to ADHS, the patient’s exposure is still under investigation...


                • #9

                  COVID-19 Identified in Pinal County - Possible Community Spread in Arizona
                  07 March 2020 Maricopa County Health Department
                  The case may signal community spread in Arizona

                  FLORENCE, ARIZ. (March 6, 2020) – Pinal County Public Health Department confirmed a presumptive positive case of COVID-19, bringing the total COVID-19 case count in Arizona to three. The case, a healthcare worker in her 40s, lives in Pinal County and is currently in stable condition in a Maricopa County hospital. She is not a known contact of any confirmed COVID-19 cases and has not traveled to any areas where COVID-19 is spreading widely. For this reason, Public Health is treating this case as its first instance of community spread...


                  • #10
                    For Immediate Release: March 7, 2020

                    Media Contacts
                    Chris Minnick
                    Mobile | 480.772.1568 (ADHS, text for quickest response)
                    James Daniels
                    Mobile | 520.483.9733 (Pinal County) Public Health Confirms Two Additional Presumptive Positive Cases of COVID-19 in Pinal County
                    There have now been five cases of COVID-19 identified in Arizona

                    PHOENIX — The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and the Pinal County Public Health Department confirmed today that two Pinal County residents have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Both cases are from the same household as the current Pinal County case. State and local public health are currently investigating the cases.

                    ADHS expects additional cases of COVID-19 in Arizona and is advising residents to follow infection prevention guidelines.



                    • #11

                      Presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in Pima County
                      KGUN 9 On Your SideNews
                      Posted: 3:00 PM, Mar 09, 2020
                      Updated: 6:22 PM, Mar 09, 2020
                      By: Sam Radwany
                      The Arizona Department of Health Services and Pinal County Public Health Department has confirmed two additional presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in Pinal County.

                      TUCSON, Ariz. — A Pima County resident has tested presumptively positive for the coronavirus known as COVID-19, county health officials announced Monday afternoon.

                      The patient lives in unincorporated Pima County and recently returned from travel in an area with community spread of the virus, county officials said in a news release.

                      The person isn't seriously ill and is recovering at home. State and county health officials are investigating anyone who had contacts with the patient...


                      • #12

                        New presumptive positive coronavirus case diagnosed in Pima County, 10th in Arizona
                        Posted: 5:44 PM, Mar 13, 2020
                        Updated: 8:58 PM, Mar 13, 2020
                        By: staff

                        A second presumptive positive case of coronavirus has been diagnosed in Pima County, according to a Friday release from the Pima County Health Department. The announcement marks Arizona's 10th diagnosed case of the virus...

                        .... According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, as of Friday morning, our state had nine cases of coronavirus -- one confirmed, and eight presumptive positive. Three of the cases had been reported in Maricopa County, five in Pinal County, and one in Pima County, as of Friday morning...


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                          12 Cases:


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                            Arizona reports 6 new COVID-19 coronavirus cases, pushing total to 18
                            By | March 16, 2020 at 9:19 am
                            UPDATED: March 16, 2020 at 12:45 pm

                            PHOENIX – Arizona reported six new cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus Monday morning, pushing the state total to 18 since the start of the outbreak.

                            The Arizona Department of Health Services hadn’t updated the testing numbers on its website since Saturday morning, when the total was 12.

                            A 13th case was reported by Pima County on Sunday, but that wasn’t reflected in the AZDHS total until Monday.

                            The latest figures show eight cases in Maricopa County, an increase of four since the last report.

                            The Tucson area now has four cases, including the one reported by Pima County on Sunday, two more than the last state report Saturday morning.

                            Pinal County has reported five cases, all in one household, and Graham County has one.

                            Of the state’s total, 12 cases were diagnosed in state labs and six in commercial labs...


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                              20 cases: