There are 152 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arizona. Maricopa is up to 81 cases, Pima 17, Pinal 16, Coconino 14, Navajo 13, Apache 3, Yavapai 3, Graham 2, and Yuma 1. 408 people have been tested statewide, with 282 ruled out, 87 cases pending.
- Second death in AZ from COVID-19
- For information in Spanish, see www.azdhs.gov/COVID-19
- Yavapai County Emergency Operations Center is operational
- Yavapai County Emergency Phone bank will be open Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Call 928-442-5103; an after-hours hotline is also available 1-844-542-8201.
In an interview yesterday, Leslie Horton, Local Health Officer provided the following information:
The first Prescott case in a senior citizen, YCCHS is completing the investigation for anyone who may have had contact with them. The first Sedona case is a gentleman in his 70’s. Further info on second Sedona case will be forthcoming.
Providers doing testing for COVID-19 include:
- YRMC campuses;
- Thumb Butte Medical;
- Spectrum Healthcare – Prescott and Verde Valley;
- Northern Arizona Healthcare (VV Medical Center);
- Community Health Center of Yavapai (3 locations – PV, Prescott and Cottonwood)
- The Veterans Affairs campus in Prescott; and,
- Yavapai Pediatrics.
Clinics will screen people first to determine if their symptoms may be the flu, strep or something else; they also should have a referral from a doctor. Other factors include people who are in high-risk categories, such as senior citizens.
Horton said there is still a “severe shortage of swabs.” The more providers who can do testing the better off the communities will be. “We do not have enough providers doing testing,” she said. “We are hindered here that not a lot of providers are doing testing.”
She added that the Verde Valley is very limited on testing, and likely why at least the first case was reportedly tested in Coconino County.
Check out the CDC’s Coronavirus Self-Checker to assess your symptoms.