Arizona coronavirus cases top 14,500; 1,888 in Tucson area
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Arizona coronavirus cases top 14,500; 1,888 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 14,500 on Tuesday, according to new state figures.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases across Arizona is 14,566, the Arizona Department of Health Services said Tuesday in its daily tally. The total number includes people who have recovered.

The state said 704 people in Arizona have died from COVID-19. There were 18 deaths reported today.

Across Pima County, 1,888 cases of coronavirus have now been confirmed, up 63 cases from the day before.

Among the 1,888 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pima County:

• 546 people ages 65 and older;

• 262 people between 55 and 64 years old;

• 333 people between 45 and 54 years old;

• 668 people between 20 and 44 years old;

• 78 people 19 years old and younger.

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

There have been 158 known COVID-19 deaths in the Tucson-metro area, according to the state health department. One new death was reported in Pima County today. 

There have been 220,612 coronavirus tests given across Arizona, with 5.9% of them showing positive for COVID-19, the state says.

The 704 confirmed COVID-19 deaths in Arizona include:

• 560 people 65 years old and older;

• 79 people between 55 and 64 years old;

• 36 people between 45 and 54 years old;

• 28 people between 20 and 44 years old.

• 1 person under the age of 20

The statewide number of known COVID-19 cases, 14,566, is an increase of 396 cases from Monday'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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