UPDATE: Arizona reports 80 deaths from COVID-19, 16 in Pima County

2,726 confirmed cases statewide, 464 in Pima County

COVID-19: Things you can do at home to manage it

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - As of the Wednesday, April 8, update from the Arizona Department of Health Services, there have been 80 deaths in the state due to COVID-19.

The state also reports that there have been 16 deaths in Pima County.

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  • Deaths: 16
  • Confirmed Cases: 464
  • New Cases: 49
  • Deaths: 80
  • Confirmed Cases: 2,726
  • Tests Performed: 34,564
  • Percentage Testing Positive: 7 percent

Below are the numbers of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in each county, as of April 8.

  • Maricopa County: 1,559
  • Pima County: 464
  • Navajo County: 240
  • Coconino County: 186
  • Pinal County: 124
  • Yavapai County: 58
  • Apache County: 34
  • Mohave County: 23
  • Yuma County: 14
  • Cochise County: 9
  • Santa Cruz County: 6
  • Gila County: 3
  • La Paz County: 3
  • Graham County: 2
  • Greenlee County: 1

More information from the Arizona Department of Health Services can be found HERE.

Health authorities across the country are closely watching the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), a respiratory illness caused by a new virus from China.

This new coronavirus is in the same family of viruses that can cause the common cold or more severe illnesses such as SARS.

Fever, cough and shortness of breath are common with coronavirus. In severe cases, patients have pneumnia in both lungs.

There is no specific antiviral treatment for coronavirus. Medical care can help relieve the symptoms.

Protecting yourself and your family

The easiest way to slow the spread of the virus is for everyone to practice basic hygiene:

  • Wash your hands frequently (with soap and water for at least 20 seconds)
  • Cover your mouth (with a tissue or your sleeve) when you cough.
  • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • If you need to seek medical care, before going to your doctor’s office, call ahead and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently-touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
Protecting yourself from coronavirus

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