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Arizona reports 457 new coronavirus cases, 64 new cases in Tucson area

Arizona reports 457 new coronavirus cases, 64 new cases 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 216,800 coronavirus cases, the Arizona Department of Health Services said on Saturday.

With 457 new cases, the statewide total is 216,826, the department posted Saturday in its daily tally. The total number includes people who have recovered. 

The state health department said 5,622 people in Arizona have died from COVID-19. There were 35 new deaths were reported Saturday.

Across Pima County, 25,329 cases of coronavirus have now been confirmed, up 64 cases from the day before.

Among the confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pima County:

• 2,988 people ages 65 and older.

• 2,782 people between 55 and 64 years old.

• 3,430 people between 45 and 54 years old.

• 11,678 people between 20 and 44 years old.

• 4,361 people 19 years old and younger.

No age was available for 90 coronavirus patients in the county.

There have been 622 known COVID-19 deaths in the Tucson area, according to the state health department on Saturday. No new deaths were reported in Pima County.

There have been 1,724,697 coronavirus tests given across Arizona, with 11,293 tests reported yesterday.

Among the tests given statewide, 10.5% of them are showing positive for COVID-19, the state said. A week ago, 10.8% of statewide tests showed positive.

The 5,622 confirmed COVID-19 deaths in Arizona include:

• 3,999 people 65 years old and older.

• 886 people between 55 and 64 years old.

• 397 people between 45 and 54 years old.

• 328 people between 20 and 44 years old.

• 10 people under the age of 20.

Two deaths were marked as "null" on the health department's dashboard.

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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