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Arizona coronavirus cases top 179,400; 16,741 in Tucson area

Arizona coronavirus cases top 179,400; 16,741 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 179,400 coronavirus cases, the Arizona Department of Health Services said Monday.

With 1,030 new cases, the statewide total is 179,497, the department said Monday in its daily tally. The total number includes people who have recovered.

The state said 3,779 people in Arizona have died from COVID-19. There were 14 new deaths reported today.

Across Pima County, 16,741 cases of coronavirus have now been confirmed, up 86 cases from the day before.

Among the confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pima County:

• 2,236 people ages 65 and older;

• 2,055 people between 55 and 64 years old;

• 2,505 people between 45 and 54 years old;

• 7,875 people between 20 and 44 years old;

• 2,021 people 19 years old and younger.

No age was available for 49 coronavirus patients in the county.

There have been 462 known COVID-19 deaths in the Tucson area, according to the state health department. There were no new deaths reported Monday in Pima County.

There have been 1,196,335 coronavirus tests given across Arizona, with 9,117 tests reported yesterday.

Among the tests given statewide, 12.6% of them are showing positive for COVID-19, the state said. A week ago, 12.7% of statewide tests showed positive.

The 3,779 confirmed COVID-19 deaths in Arizona include:

• 2,723 people 65 years old and older;

• 565 people between 55 and 64 years old;

• 260 people between 45 and 54 years old;

• 218 people between 20 and 44 years old.

• 13 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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