Graham County’s two positive COVID-19 cases have both made a full recovery

Jon Johnson File Photo/Gila Herald: The two positive cases for COVID-19 out of Pima Elementary School have both made a full recovery.

By Jon Johnson

jonjohnsonnews@gmail.com

PIMA – The two positive cases for the novel coronavirus COVID-19 have both made a full recovery, according to Graham County Health Department Director Brian Douglas. 

The first person to contact COVID-19 in Graham County was a female staff member with Pima Elementary School working with fifth and sixth grades who reportedly contracted the virus after traveling out of state. After a clinic at Pima Junior High School, one person who had close contact with the staff member also tested positive for the virus. 

Both patients were quarantined at their homes and have now made a full recovery. 

Since Graham County had the two positive cases, the county falls under Governor Doug Ducey’s order that has closed all dine-in options for restaurants, closed all bars, movie theaters, and gyms. Schools have also been closed at least until April 10 with school districts expected to begin posting online schooling assignments next week.

As of Wednesday, Arizona has had 401 total positive cases of COVID-19 and six deaths. 

The majority of the cases are in Maricopa County (the most populous county) with 251, followed by Pima County – 49, Navajo – 37, Pinal – 23 and Coconino – 23, Apache – 7, Yavapai – 4, Yuma – 3, Graham – 2, Cochise – 1, and Santa Cruz – 1. Mohave, La Paz, Gila, and Greenlee counties have not reported any positive tests for COVID-19 to date.    

For up-to-date information regarding the COVID-19 virus across the country, visit the CDC’s website here

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