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Arizona COVID-19 cases now at 665
Thirteen deaths reported statewide; nine cases reported in Yavapai County

COVID-19 confirmed cases in Arizona

March 27 665 cases

March 26 508 cases

March 25 401 cases

March 24 326 cases

March 23 235 cases

March 21 106 cases

March 20 63 cases

March 19 44 cases

COVID-19 confirmed cases in Arizona have jumped to 665, according to the Friday morning report issued by the Arizona Department of Health Services.

That is an increase of 157 new cases statewide in the past 24 hours, the highest single-day jump since the state began documenting coronavirus confirmed cases.

ADHS has confirmed 621 new cases in Arizona since March 19. The state also has categorized the caseload as “widespread” with cases now reported in 13 of the state’s 15 counties.

ADHS also reported Friday 13 COVID-19 related deaths.

Closer to home, ADHS reported there are now nine cases in Yavapai County. Yavapai County Community Health Services Public Health Coordinator Terri Farneti reported five of the cases are in the Verde Valley area, and four are in the Prescott/Quad-Cities area.

“Seven of the cases are senior citizens, the other two are adults,” said Farneti. “All nine cases appear to be travel-related, no evidence of community spread at this time. As tests are reported to YCCHS, the number of cases may not match the Arizona Department of Health’s numbers, as Medsis reporting is updated as of 5 p.m. the night before, and cases continue to be reported throughout the day. All Arizonans should assume the virus is present in their community and take precautions.”

Of the 665 cases in Arizona, the great majority are centered in Maricopa County, which gained 100 new cases in the past 24 hours to bring its tally to 399.

There are now 102 cases in Pima County, with Navajo and Coconino counties reporting 49 and 41 cases, respectively.

Of the 665 Arizona cases, 52 have been confirmed through the Arizona State Public Health Laboratory; 613 cases were confirmed by private laboratories.

Emergency phone service

Yavapai County Emergency Phone bank open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 928-442-5103 for up-to-date local information, resources and guidance.

COVID-19 Hotline call 2-1-1 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day of the week

For COVID-19 information en español , see www.azdhs.gov/COVID-19

From Yavapai County Community Health Services

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed. Stay at home, as much as possible, except for essential needs.

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).

Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

Take steps to protect yourself

Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Clean your hands often

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

For up-to-date information, visit our website: www.yavapai.us/chs.

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