PHOENIX — Arizona Health officials have reported one more known death from the coronavirus outbreak with 306 new cases of COVID-19 as of Sunday.
The number of deaths statewide has increased to 13,937 with the number of coronavirus cases now at 680. In Pinal County the number of cases went up 15 from Saturday to a total of 693.
Arizona Department of Health Services officials began a two-week extension of a “testing blitz” for COVID-19 on Saturday with more than 70 sites in at least nine counties participating in this weekend’s event. In Pinal County the sites were in Superior and Kearny.
Testing would be available for anyone who thinks they have been exposed and could be infected based on criteria set by each testing site, the department said.
Costs of testing vary by site and some may require people to pre-registration through a website.
For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks.
But for some — especially older adults and people with existing health problems — it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death.