Update, 6:20 PM: The image above has the latest numbers. Coconino has had 2 deaths. The infections on the Navajo Nation are spreading rapidly.
Wednesday, March 25th - Coronavirus (COVID-19) - There are now six deaths in Arizona attributed to Coronavirus, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS).
Note: We will provide updates throughout the day to this page if any new information occurs.
Arizona State Information
Here is the latest information from across Arizona. First of all, it’s important to note that the community spread in Arizona is increasing, and considered to be at a moderate level. So, staying at home and reducing exposure to other people is a good strategy, both to protect yourself and others.
The information on testing is extremely limited, as has been well reported across the state and country. However, taking the information from the AZDHS website, focusing on the testing done at the Arizona State Public Health Laboratory, about 88% of the tests come back negative. Since they are only testing those that are a high risk, or show possible symptoms, that means only 12% actually have or might have coronavirus.
*Please note, this is not inclusive of all testing across the state, as many private providers and labs are ramping up their testing. What this means is that the number of cases will spike in the coming days, and that should not come as a surprise.
Please note, we will share as much information as we can find from each county. Not all counties provide a great deal of information.
Yavapai County has also set up an Emergency Phone Bank.
It is operational Monday - Saturday, 8-5. You can find up-to-date local information, resources and guidance in Yavapai County.
124 Tests given
Mohave County reported the first case late Tuesday afternoon. From their press release:
"MOHAVE COUNTY (March 24, 2020) - The Mohave County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) has confirmed the first positive case of COVID-19, in the Lake Havasu City service area. The individual, an adult, is not hospitalized at this time and is recovering at home. At this time, the MCDPH cannot be more specific regarding gender or age."
The number of cases in Pima County almost doubled overnight to 49.
Navajo County is reporting 37 cases this morning.
As we reported recently, a small village in Navajo County was identified as a “Hot Spot” and completely closed.
Now, the entire Navajo Nation is under Shelter in Place orders. Read that entire Shelter in Place order here:
Navajo County website: https://reports.mysidewalk.com/ebaab58e56
Navajo Nation website: http://www.ndoh.navajo-nsn.gov
Some of the numbers from these two sites may not seem to match up with other reports, but the Navajo Nation spans across a portion of three different states.
Resources Across Arizona
Here are links to other county health departments. The ones with asterisks have very little information available.
La Paz County
Santa Cruz County
Governor Doug Ducey introduced a new website yesterday, called Arizona Together, to help provide access to resources that can help support families and businesses in need.