Arizona coronavirus cases top 13,600; 1,781 in Tucson area

Arizona coronavirus cases top 13,600; 1,781 in Tucson area

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A nurse at a drive up COVID-19 coronavirus testing station, set up by the University of Washington Medical Center, holds a bag containing a swab used to take a sample from the nose of a person in their car, Friday, March 13, 2020, in Seattle.

Confirmed coronavirus cases in Arizona topped 13,600 on Saturday, according to new state figures.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases across Arizona is 13,631, the Arizona Department of Health Services said Saturday in its daily tally. The total number includes people who have recovered.

The state said 679 people in Arizona have died from COVID-19. There were 28 new deaths reported today.

Across Pima County, 1,781 cases of coronavirus have now been confirmed, up 31 cases from the day before.

Among the 1,781 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pima County:

• 529 people ages 65 and older;

• 244 people between 55 and 64 years old;

• 315 people between 45 and 54 years old;

• 622 people between 20 and 44 years old;

• 70 people 19 years old and younger.

No age was available for one coronavirus patient in the county.

There have been 157 known COVID-19 deaths in the Tucson-metro area, according to the state health department.

There have been 194,504 coronavirus tests given across Arizona, with 6.2% of them showing positive for COVID-19, the state says.

The 679 confirmed COVID-19 deaths in Arizona include:

• 542 people 65 years old and older;

• 77 people between 55 and 64 years old;

• 33 people between 45 and 54 years old;

• 26 people between 20 and 44 years old.

• 1 person under the age of 20

The statewide number of known COVID-19 cases, 13,631, is an increase of 462 cases from Friday’s count, the state said.

The coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough, for most people. For some people who contract the virus, especially those who are older or have underlying health conditions, it can cause more severe illness and death. The vast majority of people who are diagnosed with COVID-19 recover.

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