UPDATE, 9 PM:
Coconino County has announced that they now have 36 confirmed cases.
At the Arizona Department of Health Services, they have changed the Arizona Community Spread to “Widespread,” whereas before it had been listed as, “Moderate.” We have updated the image below to reflect some that were reported after they made their report.
There’s a lot of pertinent information in the daily briefing from the Yavapai County Health Department. It’s well worth reading:
March 26th Update - Yavapai County Community Health Services
New Cases Reported in Yavapai County – Now at 7 cases
All Arizonans should assume the virus is present in their community and take precautions.
Governor Ducey issued an executive order on Monday requiring private labs to report all testing positive or negative. Dr. Christ reported at a press conference on Wednesday that more than 6,600 Arizonans have been tested for the new coronavirus and a majority of the tests have come back negative, and 4.6% have been positive.
There are 508 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arizona. Maricopa is up to 299 cases, Pima 75, Pinal 35, Coconino 28, Navajo 43, Apache 9, Yavapai 5, Graham 2, and Yuma 4 and Mohave now has 1.
124 tests have been provided in Yavapai County with 106 negative, and 14 pending.
Of those in Yavapai County, we have 3 cases in the Prescott Quad-Cities area, and 4 in the Verde Valley. All 7 cases are senior citizens and currently in isolation.
• Yavapai County Emergency Phone bank open M-F 8-5. Call 928-442-5103 for up-to-date local information, resources and guidance.
• COVID-19 Hotline call 2-1-1 from 8 to 8 p.m. each day of the week
• For COVID-19 information en español , see www.azdhs.gov/COVID-19
Not Everyone will be Tested
Most people with COVID-19 develop mild symptoms. If you have mild symptoms, please do not seek medical care, but do stay home and practice social distancing from others in the household where possible. If you do have shortness of breath or more severe symptoms, please call your health care provider to get instructions before arriving. Different testing criteria, limited supplies and other factors mean that not everyone can get a test, particularly people with no symptoms and minimal risk factors.
Testing is reserved for high-priority patients – those with underlying health conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, chronic lung disease, chronic kidney disease, or immunosuppressive therapy; and for people working in a health care environment and providing direct care to patients.
COVID-19 spreads through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Symptoms are thought to appear within two to 14 days after exposure and consist of fever, cough, runny nose, and difficulty breathing. For people with mild illness, individuals are asked to stay home, drink plenty of fluids, and get rest. For people with more severe symptoms, such as shortness of breath, individuals are advised to seek healthcare.
For up-to-date information, see our website www.yavapai.us/chs.
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
The number of cases in Maricopa County continue to increase, although the increase today (48) is smaller than the increase yesterday (52). Men appear to be slightly more susceptible than women.
Please note, we will share as much information as we can find from each county. Not all counties provide a great deal of information.
The number of cases in Pima County almost doubled overnight to 49.
Navajo County is reporting 43 cases this morning.
Navajo County website: https://reports.mysidewalk.com/ebaab58e56
Navajo Nation website: http://www.ndoh.navajo-nsn.gov
Navajo Nation is reporting 69 cases - these two sites may not seem to match up with other reports, because the Navajo Nation spans across a portion of three different states: Arizona, Utah and New Mexico.
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