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Every Arizona Coronavirus Case Confirmed So Far

Every Arizona Coronavirus Case Confirmed So Far

This story is updated daily to bring you the most up-to-date information on the spread of COVID-19 in our state. In the two weeks since the second COVID-19 case cropped up in Maricopa County on March 3, the state's case count has jumped from two to 44. The spread of the virus has prompted panic buying at supermarkets and drug stores and led Governor Doug Ducey to shut down schools and declare a state of emergency. One of the county's top public health officials said she expects cases to "skyrocket" in the coming weeks as testing becomes more widely available. As the state continues to ramp up testing and suffer the fallout of the highly contagious Phoenix News disease, Phoenix New Times is attempting to keep track of the cases identified within the state. On Thursday morning, 17 new cases were announced, bringing the statewide total to 44. It is the largest single-day increase in Arizona since the outbreak began.

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In Maricopa County, cases doubled from 11 on Tuesday to 22 on Wednesday. While the Maricopa County Department of Public Health has yet to provide any details on the 11 new cases, Luke Air Force Base and the city of Goodyear independently released information on three cases confirmed there on Wednesday evening (both are in Maricopa County).

The Goodyear case involves a Cincinnati Reds employee who worked at the Reds Spring Training Complex in Goodyear and tested positive for COVID-19. The employee was in the facility from February 29 to March 14 and any Reds staff who came in close contact with the employee is being tested and self-quarantined, according to the Reds' statement shared on Twitter. A message provided on Facebook by the 56th Fighter Press Release Distribution Phoenix Services Wing Commander, Brigadier General Todd Canterbury, states that two individuals from Luke Air Force Base in Glendale tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday. Both individuals and their families have been isolated at home since first showing symptoms. No further details on the age or sex of the infected people were provided. There is community spread of COVID-19 in the county (meaning the source of the infection is unknown), and local public health officials have instructed residents to "take appropriate precautions as if they may have been exposed. This includes washing hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, not touching your face, avoiding sick people, and staying home when sick."

Two of the new cases were announced in Pinal County, bringing the countywide total to 10. The two new cases both involve males in their 30s who contracted the virus by sharing a household with other infected people. Each man shared a household with one of the two females in their 30s who tested positive as announced on March 18; the two women have no connection to each other and the two men and two women live in separate households. Both men are at their respective homes, recovering in isolation.
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