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Confirmed coronavirus cases in Arizona top 5,400; reach 973 in Tucson area
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Confirmed coronavirus cases in Arizona top 5,400; reach 973 in Tucson area

From the April's Tucson-area coronavirus coverage: 1,200+ Pima County cases, stay-home order extended series
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.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases across Arizona is 5,459, state health officials said Wednesday.

The number is up 208 from Tuesday's count of 5,251. 

Across Pima County, 973 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed, up from 963 on Tuesday. There have been 68 known coronavirus deaths in the county, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.

Statewide, there have been 229 known deaths, which include 168 people ages 65 and older, 36 people between the ages of 55 and 64 years old, 18 people between the ages of 45 and 54 years old, and seven people between the ages of 20 and 44 years old.

The 973 confirmed cases in Pima County include 17 people under the age of 20 years old, 339 people between the ages of 20 and 44 years old, 190 people between the ages of 45 and 54 years old, 137 people between the ages of 55 and 64 years old, and 285 people ages 65 years old and above. The ages of five people are unknown.  

There have been 56,601 coronavirus tests across the state, with 6,983 tests in Pima County. About 9 percent of the tests statewide are showing positive for COVID-19, the state says.

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

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