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Arizona now has 234 identified cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the contemporary coronavirus, adatabase from the Arizona Department of Health Products and companiesshowed on Monday. 

That’s an increase of 54% from Sunday. 

On Sunday, the department reported 152 total identified cases, an increase of 48 cases from the day sooner than.

The department’s online page first showed 235 identified cases, however was updated about 90 minutes later to reveal 234. 

The department also reported the 2nd death tied to coronavirus on Sunday. No additional deaths had been reported Monday morning. Of the 2 males who died, one was in his 70s with underlying health circumstances and one was in his50s with underlying health circumstances

The alternative of cases is likely mighty larger than official numbers counsel. Of us have reportedinconvenience getting examined, as health professionals confront confusion over who to test and a lack of provides. 

The state health department’s publicly reported numbers ultimate present definite test results from private labs, not the total alternative of of us examined, leaving the online data incomplete. 

The entry of private labs into testing appears to be helping the state determine cases, as the majority of reported definite cases are coming from private labs. Of the 235 identified cases, 193 had been reported by private labs while 41 came from the state lab.

A majority of Arizona’s identified cases had been in Maricopa County, with a total of 139 Monday, according to data on the state health department’s online page.

The Maricopa County Department of Public Health provides a breakdown of its 139 caseson its online page. Right here’s what that reveals:

  • The majority of the cases, 81, are male.
  • The age crew with the highest percentage of cases, at 37%, is of us aged 18 to 40 years faded.
  • Of us aged 41 to 65 make up 33% of cases, and those aged 66 and over are 30%. 
  • Of the 139 cases, 25 are hospitalized. 
  • Seven are in the intensive care unit. 

Navajo County had 25 identified cases, Pima County had 24 cases, Pinal County had 17 and Coconino County had 17, according to state data. Apache County had four cases and Yavapai County had three cases. Graham County had two. Yuma, Cochise and Santa Cruz counties each had one.

No cases had been identified in Mohave, La Paz, Greenlee and Gila counties as of Monday morning, the online page showed.

On Monday, the Navajo Nation announced three more identified cases, bringing the total number to 29. These cases had been identified in Navajo County and Apache County in Arizona, as successfully as San Juan and McKinley County in Fresh Mexico, a press release says.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez put in place a “stay at house” repeat, which requires all residents of the Navajo Nation to remain house and closes non-essential businesses.

“To stop a massive public health crisis, each person must remain house,” Nez said in a press release. “The fact is that the alternative of definite tests is growing. We all know some may want meals, medicine, or other essential items, however past that we shouldn’t have anyone traveling or going out into the public. This includes public gatherings and meetings.”

First responders are delivering care packages to residents of Chilchinbeto, in Navajo County, Arizona, beforehand identified as a hot zone for the virus.

Reach reporter Rachel Leingang by email atrachel.leingang@gannett.comor by phone at 602-444-8157, or find her onTwitterandFacebook.

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