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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Arizona health officials reported 3,536 new coronavirus cases in Arizona Sunday morning with 4 new deaths. 

According to the data released Sunday morning, Arizona now has 98,089 cases statewide with 1,809 deaths.

Maricopa County, the state's most populous location, has the most cases -- 62,296 This is according to numbers released Sunday, July 4.

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Arizona to close bars, gyms, theaters again; delay start of school

Gov. Doug Ducey announced two new executive orders on Monday in the state's efforts to curb the surge in coronavirus cases in Arizona.

One of the executive orders is a "one-month pause" that will force the closure of bars, gyms, movie theaters, water parks, and tubing rentals effective at 8 p.m. Monday (June 29).

Gov. Ducey said this closure will help relieve stress on the healthcare system and give time for new transmission to slow, but some businesses are fighting back.

The order also prohibits gatherings of 50 or more people, even if there is social distancing. Gov. Ducey said enforcement will be led by local authorities and public health officials. Groups of more of than 10 will also be prohibited at community, apartment and private pools.

"This is a global pandemic, and it’s affecting all of our states and Arizona is not alone right now in terms of where we are on record cases and record hospitalizations," Gov. Ducey said. 

Starting immediately, the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control will cease issuing special event licenses between June 29 and July 27. 

Cities across Arizona mandate mask wearing in public places

Cities across the state have mandated mask-wearing in public places. Less than 24 hours after Gov. Doug Ducey said Arizona’s local governments could mandate that people wear face masks when out in public, cities and counties throughout the state started looking at option to do just that.

 

Arizona health officials reported a record 4,878 new cases in one day

Arizona Department of Health Services reported a record 4,878 new coronavirus cases Wedneday morning.  This is the highest number of COVID-19 new cases reported since the outbreak started.

On the same day, there was a record 88 deaths due to COVID-19 in Arizona. 

Banner Health says the number of COVID patients on ventilators has quadrupled

COVID numbers are continuing to spike at alarming rates as more people are being tested here in Arizona, amid the health department misreporting the number of available hospital beds in the state. 

Now, hospitals have spoken out with major concerns about the virus and the numbers they’re seeing. Banner Health raised a major red flag Monday, tweeting that since May 15th their number of COVID patients on ventilators has quadrupled.

Arizona’s Family asked the health department if they're worried. “At this time, we are not concerned about a lack of ventilators, however we’ll continue to take a look,” said Jessica Rigler, the Assistant Director of the AZ Dept. of Health Services. “Banner is one system in the statewide system of healthcare facilities here.”

 

 

 

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This information is updated when the Arizona Department of Health Services releases new data, which happens every day at about 9 a.m.

 

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