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Arizona coronavirus cases top 162,000; 14,963 in Tucson area
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Arizona coronavirus cases top 162,000; 14,963 in Tucson area

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Coronavirus, COVID 19

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP)

Arizona has recorded more than 162,000 coronavirus cases, the Arizona Department of Health Services said Sunday.

With 1,973 new cases, the statewide total is 162,014, the department said Sunday in its daily tally. The total number includes people who have recovered.

The state said 3,305 people in Arizona have died from COVID-19. There were 19 new deaths reported today.

Across Pima County, 14,963 cases of coronavirus have now been confirmed, up 163 cases from the day before.

Among the confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pima County:

• 2,045 people ages 65 and older;

• 1,855 people between 55 and 64 years old;

• 2,238 people between 45 and 54 years old;

• 7,040 people between 20 and 44 years old;

• 1,739 people 19 years old and younger.

No age was available for 46 coronavirus patients in the county.

There have been 418 known COVID-19 deaths in the Tucson area, according to the state health department. There was one new death reported on Sunday in Pima County.

There have been 1,087,547 coronavirus tests given across Arizona, with 11,379 tests reported yesterday.

Among the tests given statewide, 12.7% of them are showing positive for COVID-19, the state said. A week ago, 12.4% of statewide tests showed positive.

The 3,286 confirmed COVID-19 deaths in Arizona include:

• 2,400 people 65 years old and older;

• 479 people between 55 and 64 years old;

• 223 people between 45 and 54 years old;

• 192 people between 20 and 44 years old.

• 11 people under the age of 20

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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