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Pinal County Announces Six Further COVID-19 Cases
Date: 3/24/2020


FLORENCE, AZ (March 24, 2020) – Pinal County Public Health Department can confirm six further cases of COVID-19 in Pinal County. They are:

  • A female in her 20s
  • A male in his 30s
  • A female in her 40s
  • A male in his 40s
  • A male in his 50s
  • A female in her 70s

All six cases, not related to each other or any previous cases, are in isolation at home and recovering. County Health Department staff are investigating all cases to identify close contacts.

Pinal County's total cases of COVID-19 now stand at 22, with only one case, a female in her 80s, hospitalized.


With many industries required or needing to close due to the COVID-19 outbreak, thousands of Arizonans are suddenly finding themselves without work. For a host of resources, including access to the State's largest workforce database, and how to file for unemployment insurance, please visit arizonaatwork.com/locations/pinal-county


Important reminder from Pinal County Public Health Director Dr. Shauna McIsaac on how we can stop the spread, including the importance of social distancing and personal hygiene.The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed. Stay at home, as much as possible, except for essential needs. 

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person between people who are in close contact with one another (within 6 feet). This occurs through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

There are effective ways to practice social distancing to reduce the risk to yourself and the people you care about:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • It is especially important to clean hands after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay at home when you are sick.
  • Avoid close contact (within 6 feet) with others.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) and immediately throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

For the latest information about COVID-19, its symptoms, and advice on ways to prevent infection, please visit azhealth.gov/COVID19  


 
 

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