FLORENCE — The Pinal County Public Health Department Tuesday confirmed six new cases of COVID-19 in the county over the last two days.
Those infected include a woman in her 20s; a man in his 30s; a woman in her 40s; a man in his 40s; a man in his 50s; and a woman in her 70s.
All six cases are not related to each other or any previous cases. The health department said the patients are in isolation at home and recovering. 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, a woman in her 80s, hospitalized. Statewide there have been five deaths associated with the coronavirus, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services. As of Tuesday morning, Arizona had 326 confirmed cases, up from 235 on Monday.
On Monday afternoon, Pinal County received its allocation of the Strategic National Stockpile equipment from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through the state.
Utilizing an established plan, county staff along with 20 volunteers from Maricopa and Florence Community Emergency Response Teams were able to inventory and process all of the personal protective equipment and repackage it to be distributed to county public safety and health care partners.
Staff and volunteers were able to begin delivery of those supplies to two county health care providers and one of the Indian tribes Monday. Fifteen additional deliveries were scheduled for Tuesday.