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Arizona COVID-19 Cases Likely to Begin Sharp Upward Trend
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30 March 2020  

What’s the concern about the coronavirus infection?

Note: Our main image above may not match the information on the Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS.gov) website, which is only updated once per day. Before creating that image, we go to each individual county website for the most up-to-date information.


Update, March 30, 8:40 PM: 

The Navajo Nation is now reporting 148 cases. Arizona accounts for 117 of those cases. 

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Coconino County reports 73 cases and 3 deaths.

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Update, March 30 4:30 PM: Leslie Horton, Director of Yavapai County Community Health Services, stated on the KYCA Radio PM Show that there are now 21 cases in Yavapai County.

Yuma County has also announced an increase to 12 cases. 

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According to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation website, it will be about 24 days until the peak of the infections in Arizona. 

We can see it already. 

In Arizona, we had our first case of COVID-19 in January. We were the fifth state in the country to report a case. However, we didn’t have a second confirmed case until March 3.  Today, Monday, March 30, Arizona leaped across the 1000th confirmed case threshold, with a correlating rise in the number of deaths.


Source: https://covid19.healthdata.org/projections

Now is not the time to become complacent. Stay vigilant, put in place your best social distancing measures, wash your hands and call your doctor if you feel you have symptoms that should be checked. Above all, stay home if you can.


Other National News

In other news, the FDA issued an emergency authorization on Sunday evening for Hydroxychloroquine to be prescribed to coronavirus patients. 

"The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Sunday accepted 30 million doses of hydroxychloroquine sulfate donated by Sandoz, the Novartis generics and biosimilars division, and one million doses of chloroquine phosphate donated by Bayer Pharmaceuticals, for possible use in treating patients hospitalized with COVID-19 or for use in clinical trials. These and other companies may donate additional doses, and companies have ramped up production to provide additional supplies of the medication to the commercial market."

“'President Trump is taking every possible step to protect Americans from the coronavirus and provide them with hope,'” said HHS Secretary Alex Azar. “'Scientists in America and around the world have identified multiple potential therapeutics for COVID-19, including chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine. The President’s bold leadership and the hard work of FDA and HHS’s Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response have succeeded in securing this large donation of medicine. We’ll continue working around the clock to get American patients access to therapeutics that may help them battle COVID-19, while building the evidence to evaluate which options are effective.'”

Novartis Chief Executive Vas Narasimhan said they also are donating 130 million doses of generic hydroxychloroquine and is supporting clinical trials as well as treatments for complications related to COVID-19.

Johnson & Johnson in partnership with the US Government is investing $1 billion in preparation to manufacture a vaccine they are testing.

Senator Lindsey Graham stated this morning on Fox News, “We’re at war with the virus. There’s a spring campaign plan, a summer campaign plan and a fall campaign plan.” He quoted Dr. Fauci as saying, “To reopen the country, we need a breakthrough on testing."

Over the weekend, President Trump extended the social distancing guidelines through April 30th. 

Arizona News

In Arizona, the AZDHS website is providing new information, including on how many tests have been done. 


Yavapai County

According to the Yavapai County Health Department, their numbers are higher than the State is reporting. 

Yavapai County number of cases: 18

  • Quad Cities: 12
  • Verde Valley: 6

65+: 8

18-54: 10

11 male, 7 female

155 tests given in Yavapai County with 121 negative, 16 pending

There have been no deaths to date in Yavapai County.


Maricopa County

Here is the most recent information from Maricopa County:


Pima County

Pima County provides this information:


Cochise County

Cochise County posted their Impact Planning Report


County Health Department List & Links

Apache County: Website 

Cochise County: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Coconino County: Website  | Facebook  | Twitter  

Gila County Website | Facebook

Graham County Website | Facebook

Greenlee County Website | Facebook

La Paz Website | Facebook

Maricopa County: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Mohave County: Website |  Twitter | 

Navajo County and Navajo Nation

   Navajo County: Website
   Total Cases: 88

   Navajo Nation: Website | Facebook
   Total cases: 128

Pima County: Website

Pinal County Website

Santa Cruz County: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Yavapai County Website | Facebook | Twitter

Yuma County Website | Facebook | Twitter

Other Website Resources

Arizona Department of Health Services: Website | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube

CDC: Website | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube

Arizona Together: Arizona Together

Apple.com https://www.apple.com/covid19
There is also an app you can download.

New Google Website

https://www.google.com/covid19/

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Lynne LaMaster

Lynne LaMaster is the Founder of the eNewsAZ Network of websites. She will be leaving for new adventures on May 15, 2020.

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