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A laboratory technician prepares COVID-19 patient samples for semi-automatic testing March 11, at Northwell Health Labs in Lake Success, N.Y. 

FLORENCE -- The Pinal County Public Health Department has confirmed three new cases of COVID-19 in Pinal County.

The first is a female in her 30s, who is isolated at home and recovering.

The second is a female in her 30s, no connection to the first, who is isolated at home and recovering.

The third case is a female in her 80s, who is hospitalized and recovering in an area hospital.

That brings the total in the county to 8, although 5 are connected to the same household. These are the first cases outside of that household in Queen Creek.

The health department did not specify where in the county the new cases are located.

Pinal County Public Health department stresses some key basic safety guidelines to follow, in order to stay healthy and limit the spread of COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Use hand sanitizer (with at least 60 % alcohol) when soap and water are not available
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Make sure you and the people around you cover your mouth and nose with a disposable tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose the tissue in the trash. If you don’t have a tissue available, cough or sneeze into your bent elbow
  • Maintain at least six (6) feet distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing
  • Stay home when you are sick.

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

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