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63 confirmed coronavirus cases in Arizona; 8 in Pima County
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63 confirmed coronavirus cases in Arizona; 8 in Pima County

From the Tucson-area coronavirus coverage from January to March: Nearly 1,300 cases in Arizona, stay-at-home order series
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A nurse holds swabs and test tube to test people for COVID-19 at a drive through station set up in the parking lot of the Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich.

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There are now 63 confirmed coronavirus cases in Arizona, officials say. 

Eight cases are confirmed in Pima County, up from seven on Thursday, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services. Meanwhile, Maricopa County has 34 confirmed cases, Pinal County has 10 and Santa Cruz County has one.

The eighth patient is a woman in her 60s who is isolating and not hospitalized. 

The other seven positive COVID-19 patients are also over the age of 50. One person has recovered and two patients have been released from the hospital, the Pima County Health Department said Friday. 

On Thursday, Pima County officials said there was no known link between the seven patients.

When a case is identified in Pima County, the department does an investigation to identify close contacts and exposure risks.

For more information in Pima County, visit pima.gov/covid19. Visit azdhs.gov for more information in the state.

Contact reporter Gloria Knott at gknott@tucson.com or 573-4235. On Twitter: @gloriaeknott

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