Arizona Reports 1,030 More Virus Cases, 14 More Deaths

August 5, 2020

Arizona health officials have reported 1,030 new cases of the coronavirus and 14 more deaths.

The Arizona Department of Health Services has recorded 179,497 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state since the pandemic began. The known death toll is 3,779 as of Monday.

In-patient hospitalizations, ventilators in use and intensive care unit occupancy continue to trend downward slightly.

Arizona became a national COVID-19 hotspot, with some of the highest U.S. rates of coronavirus infections and hospitalizations, after Gov. Doug Ducey lifted a stay-at-home order in mid-May. He later reimposed some restrictions including gym and bar closures.

A judge will hear arguments Monday from attorneys for health clubs challenging Ducey’s shutdown order.

Ducey’s office said Monday that he plans to meet with President Donald Trump and members of the White House coronavirus task force on Wednesday in the Oval Office.

The vast majority of people who are diagnosed with COVID-19 recover.

For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough.

But for some people who contract the virus, especially those who are older or have underlying health conditions, it can cause more severe illness and death.

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