COVID-19 cases in Arizona increase 55 percent overnight

By Jon Johnson

jonjohnsonnews@gmail.com

PHOENIX – According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, there are now 235 positive cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in Arizona as of Monday morning. 

A total of two people – a man in his 70s with underlying health conditions and a man in his 50s with underlying health conditions – have died after contracting COVID-19 Both men are from Maricopa County. 

As of Monday morning, a total of 139 positive tests were reported from Maricopa County, Navajo County – 25, Pima County – 24, Pinal County – 17, Coconino County – 17, Apache County – four, Yavapai County – three, Graham County – two, Yuma County – one, Cochise County – one, Santa Cruz County – one. 

Four Arizona counties, Greenlee, La Paz, Mohave, and Gila, have yet to have a positive test reported. 

Due to the two reported cases in Graham County, on Friday, March 20, all restaurants were required to provide dine-out options only and all bars, movie theaters, and gyms were closed due to an executive order by Governor Doug Ducey. Additionally, all school closures were increased by two weeks through Friday, April 10. 

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