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Arizona coronavirus cases top 29,800; 3,350 in Tucson area

Arizona coronavirus cases top 29,800; 3,350 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 29,800 on Wednesday, according to new state figures.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases across Arizona is 29,852, the Arizona Department of Health Services said Wednesday in its daily tally, up 1,556 from the previous day. The total number includes people who have recovered.

The state said 1,095 people in Arizona have died from COVID-19. There were 25 new deaths reported today.

Across Pima County, 3,350 cases of coronavirus have now been confirmed, up 189 cases from the day before.

Among the 3,350 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pima County:

• 761 people ages 65 and older;

• 456 people between 55 and 64 years old;

• 548 people between 45 and 54 years old;

• 1,354 people between 20 and 44 years old;

• 230 people 19 years old and younger.

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

There have been 216 known COVID-19 deaths in the Tucson-metro area, according to the state health department. Four new deaths were reported in Pima County today.

There have been 416,944 coronavirus tests given across Arizona, with 6.4% of them showing positive for COVID-19, the state says. There were 7,770 tests reported yesterday. 

The 1,095 confirmed COVID-19 deaths in Arizona include:

• 841 people 65 years old and older;

• 134 people between 55 and 64 years old;

• 66 people between 45 and 54 years old;

• 52 people between 20 and 44 years old.

• 2 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.

"We're tough as saguaros," editorial cartoonist David Fitzsimmons says. He says he saw a video made for the people of Detroit and became inspired to do his own take for Tucson.

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