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Arizona coronavirus cases top 19,250; 2,290 in Tucson area
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Arizona coronavirus cases top 19,250; 2,290 in Tucson area

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Coronavirus, COVID 19

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 19,250 on Saturday, according to new state figures.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases across Arizona is 19,255, the Arizona Department of Health Services said Saturday in its daily tally. The total number includes people who have recovered.

The state said 903 people in Arizona have died from COVID-19. There were 18 deaths reported today.

Across Pima County, 2,290 cases of coronavirus have now been confirmed, up 56 cases from the day before.

Among the 2,290 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pima County:

• 635 people ages 65 and older;

• 338 people between 55 and 64 years old;

• 390 people between 45 and 54 years old;

• 809 people between 20 and 44 years old;

• 116 people 19 years old and younger.

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

There have been 185 known COVID-19 deaths in the Tucson-metro area, according to the state health department. No new deaths were reported in Pima County today. 

There have been 307,715 coronavirus tests given across Arizona, with 5.6% of them showing positive for COVID-19, the state says.

The 903 confirmed COVID-19 deaths in Arizona include:

• 705 people 65 years old and older;

• 109 people between 55 and 64 years old;

• 45 people between 45 and 54 years old;

• 42 people between 20 and 44 years old.

• 2 people under the age of 20

The statewide number of known COVID-19 cases, 19,255, is an increase of 790 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.


Contact reporter Danyelle Khmara at or 573-4223. On Twitter: @DanyelleKhmara

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