KJZZ is a service of Rio Salado College,
and Maricopa Community Colleges

Copyright © 2024 KJZZ/Rio Salado College/MCCCD
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

3 New Presumptive Coronavirus Cases Reported In Arizona

Three new presumptive cases of the coronavirus were reported Wednesday in Arizona, bringing the state’s total to nine. 

One of the new cases is in Maricopa County. That case involves a man in his 90s, who is hospitalized in stable condition, said the Maricopa County Department of Public Health Administration. The department is currently working to identify close contacts in this case. 

The other two new cases are in Pinal County, and the patients live in the same household as three previously infected residents. The two new patients are both over 60 years old and are recovering at home, said the Pinal County health department in a press release shared with reporters Wednesday. 

There are now five cases in Pinal County, three in Maricopa County and one in Pima County. 

Of the nine reported cases in Arizona, only two cases have been confirmed positive so far, according to the  Arizona Department of Health Services’ website. No deaths have been reported in the state. 

As of March 11, 100 people have been tested for COVID-19 in Arizona, according to the website.

The World Health Organization on Wednesday said that with more than 118,000 cases reported in 114 countries, including more than 4,000 known deaths, it’s categorizing COVID-19 as a pandemic.

→  Read The Latest News On The Coronavirus Disease  

Rocio Hernandez was a senior field correspondent at KJZZ from 2020 to 2022.