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Arizona coronavirus cases top 196,200; 20,139 in Tucson area
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Arizona coronavirus cases top 196,200; 20,139 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 196,200 coronavirus cases, the Arizona Department of Health Services said Thursday.

With 723 new cases, the statewide total is 196,280, the department said Thursday in its daily tally. The total number includes people who have recovered.

The state health department said 4,684 people in Arizona have died from COVID-19. There were 50 new deaths reported today.

Across Pima County, 20,139 cases of coronavirus have now been confirmed, up 92 cases from the day before.

Among the confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pima County:

• 2,656 people ages 65 and older;

• 2,466 people between 55 and 64 years old;

• 3,035 people between 45 and 54 years old;

• 9,435 people between 20 and 44 years old;

• 2,450 people 19 years old and younger.

No age was available for 97 coronavirus patients in the county.

There have been 534 known COVID-19 deaths in the Tucson area, according to the state health department. On Wednesday, the state reported 537 deaths in the county.

There were no new deaths reported Thursday in Pima County.

There have been 1,372,353 coronavirus tests given across Arizona, with 8,567 tests reported yesterday.

Among the tests given statewide, 11.9% of them are showing positive for COVID-19, the state said. A week ago, 12.2% of statewide tests showed positive.

The 4,684 confirmed COVID-19 deaths in Arizona include:

• 3,347 people 65 years old and older;

• 726 people between 55 and 64 years old;

• 324 people between 45 and 54 years old;

• 275 people between 20 and 44 years old.

• 12 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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