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Arizona sets new daily record for coronavirus cases
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Arizona sets new daily record for coronavirus cases

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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)

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported more than 3,800 new coronavirus cases Sunday, the most cases reported in a day so far.

With 3,858 new cases, the statewide total is 73,908 the department said Sunday in its daily tally. The total number includes people who have recovered.

The state said 1,588 people in Arizona have died from COVID-19. There were 9 new deaths reported today.

Across Pima County, 7,525 cases of coronavirus have now been confirmed, up 439 cases from the day before.

Among the confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pima County:

• 1,170 people ages 65 and older;

• 928 people between 55 and 64 years old;

• 1,116 people between 45 and 54 years old;

• 3,482 people between 20 and 44 years old;

• 722 people 19 years old and younger.

No age was available for 53 coronavirus patients in the county.

There have been 268 known COVID-19 deaths in Pima County, according to the state health department. No deaths were reported Sunday in the county.

There have been 674,424 coronavirus tests given across Arizona, with 17,647 tests reported yesterday.

Among the tests given statewide, 9.6% of them are showing positive for COVID-19, the state said. A week ago, 7.8% of statewide tests showed positive.

The 1,579 confirmed COVID-19 deaths in Arizona include:

• 1,180 people 65 years old and older;

• 211 people between 55 and 64 years old;

• 107 people between 45 and 54 years old;

• 84 people between 20 and 44 years old.

• 6 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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