Arizona sees largest 24-hour coronavirus increase, with 3,200+ new cases reported

Posted at 8:31 AM, Jun 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-19 11:44:51-04

PHOENIX — Health officials have reported more than 3,200 new cases of coronavirus in Arizona in the last 24 hours.

Arizona Department of Health Services said Friday morning that there were 3,246 new cases of COVID-19 since Thursday, bringing the total number of reported cases from 43,443 to 46,489.

This the largest increase of reported cases in a 24-hour period in Arizona to date.

The number of reported deaths rose to 1,312, up 41 people from Thursday's numbers.

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More than 530,000 coronavirus tests have been administered throughout the state as of Friday, according to DHS numbers. Those tests are reportedly coming back at a 7.8% positive rate.

Some cities are beginning to put plans in place to require face masks after Governor Doug Ducey gave permission for local municipalities to do so this week.

Valley Metro has also said they will start requiring masks for all public transportation users beginning in July.

Governor Ducey has also called on the National Guard to aid in contact tracing throughout the state.