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Home Health Confirmed Arizona coronavirus cases near 1,300, with 24 known deaths

Confirmed Arizona coronavirus cases near 1,300, with 24 known deaths

Confirmed Arizona coronavirus cases near 1,300, with 24 known deaths

Gov. Doug Ducey listens to speakers on COVID-19 during a news conference at the Arizona Commerce Authority in Phoenix March 30, 2020. Gov. Ducey issued a stay at home order effective close of business March 31.

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Gov. Doug Ducey listens to speakers on COVID-19 during a news conference at the Arizona Commerce Authority in Phoenix March 30, 2020. Gov. Ducey issued a stay at home order effective close of business March 31.

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A patient sits outside while waiting for nurses at Sapphire of Tucson Nursing and Rehabilitation, 2900 E. Milber St., in Tucson, Ariz., on March 30, 2020.

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A patient sits outside while waiting for nurses at Sapphire of Tucson Nursing and Rehabilitation, 2900 E. Milber St., in Tucson, Ariz., on March 30, 2020.

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Hikers are seen at sunset on March 29, 2020.

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Hikers are seen at sunset on March 29, 2020.

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Used gloves litter a grocery store parking lot in Chandler, Ariz. March 29, 2020. Shoppers have been using gloves to protect themselves from COVID-19.

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Used gloves litter a grocery store parking lot in Chandler, Ariz. March 29, 2020. Shoppers have been using gloves to protect themselves from COVID-19.

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A woman wears gloves and a mask while grocery shopping in Mesa, Ariz. March 29, 2020. Shoppers have been using masks and gloves to protect themselves from COVID-19.

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A woman wears gloves and a mask while grocery shopping in Mesa, Ariz. March 29, 2020. Shoppers have been using masks and gloves to protect themselves from COVID-19.

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Tracy Lewis, Director of Communications, Marketing and Media at the church, works on the live stream during the Sunday service at First Institutional Baptist Church in Phoenix on March 29, 2020.

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Tracy Lewis, Director of Communications, Marketing and Media at the church, works on the live stream during the Sunday service at First Institutional Baptist Church in Phoenix on March 29, 2020.

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Dr. Warren Stewart Sr., senior pastor, speaks during a live-streamed Sunday service at First Institutional Baptist Church in Phoenix on March 29, 2020.

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Dr. Warren Stewart Sr., senior pastor, speaks during a live-streamed Sunday service at First Institutional Baptist Church in Phoenix on March 29, 2020.

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Pictures of congregants are hung so the Sunday service feels less empty to the Pastor and Vicar at Grace Lutheran Church in Phoenix on March 29, 2020.

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Pictures of congregants are hung so the Sunday service feels less empty to the Pastor and Vicar at Grace Lutheran Church in Phoenix on March 29, 2020.

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U.S. Army National Guard specialist Frank Rezzano organizes items to stock shelves at Basha's grocery store in Scottsdale on March 28, 2020.

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U.S. Army National Guard specialist Frank Rezzano organizes items to stock shelves at Basha’s grocery store in Scottsdale on March 28, 2020.

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U.S. Army National Guard specialist Frank Rezzano and U.S. Air Force technical sergeant Justin Emanuelson stock shelves at Basha's grocery store in Scottsdale on March 28, 2020.

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U.S. Army National Guard specialist Frank Rezzano and U.S. Air Force technical sergeant Justin Emanuelson stock shelves at Basha’s grocery store in Scottsdale on March 28, 2020.

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U.S. Air Force technical sergeant Justin Emanuelson, center, walks to get more items to stock shelves at Basha's grocery store in Scottsdale on March 28, 2020.

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U.S. Air Force technical sergeant Justin Emanuelson, center, walks to get more items to stock shelves at Basha’s grocery store in Scottsdale on March 28, 2020.

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U.S. Army National Guard specialist Frank Rezzano stocks shelves at Basha's grocery store in Scottsdale on March 28, 2020.

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U.S. Army National Guard specialist Frank Rezzano stocks shelves at Basha’s grocery store in Scottsdale on March 28, 2020.

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Arizona State Route 51 (SR 51), the Piestewa Freeway with low traffic on Saturday Mar 28,2020  in Phoenix.

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Arizona State Route 51 (SR 51), the Piestewa Freeway with low traffic on Saturday Mar 28,2020 in Phoenix.

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Father Al Albainza speaks with Breanna Demarbiex during confessions hosted outside to conform with social distancing and prevent COVID-19 spread at Most Holy Trinity Parish in Phoenix on March 28, 2020.

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Father Al Albainza speaks with Breanna Demarbiex during confessions hosted outside to conform with social distancing and prevent COVID-19 spread at Most Holy Trinity Parish in Phoenix on March 28, 2020.

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Father Eduardo Montemayor speaks with Erin Monnin during confessions hosted outside to conform with social distancing and prevent COVID-19 spread at Most Holy Trinity Parish in Phoenix on March 28, 2020.

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Father Eduardo Montemayor speaks with Erin Monnin during confessions hosted outside to conform with social distancing and prevent COVID-19 spread at Most Holy Trinity Parish in Phoenix on March 28, 2020.

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Erin Monnin waves bye after confessions with Father Eduardo Montemayor, hosted outside to conform with social distancing and prevent COVID-19 spread at Most Holy Trinity Parish in Phoenix on March 28, 2020.

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Erin Monnin waves bye after confessions with Father Eduardo Montemayor, hosted outside to conform with social distancing and prevent COVID-19 spread at Most Holy Trinity Parish in Phoenix on March 28, 2020.

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Father Al Albainza speaks with Breanna Demarbiex during confessions hosted outside to conform with social distancing and prevent COVID-19 spread at Most Holy Trinity Parish in Phoenix on March 28, 2020.

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Father Al Albainza speaks with Breanna Demarbiex during confessions hosted outside to conform with social distancing and prevent COVID-19 spread at Most Holy Trinity Parish in Phoenix on March 28, 2020.

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Father Eduardo Montemayor (right) works with Nayeli Garcia as they prepare for a live broadcast of their Saturday night Mass at Most Holy Trinity Parish in Phoenix on March 28, 2020. Before the past weekend, the church had never done a livestream of its services.

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Father Eduardo Montemayor (right) works with Nayeli Garcia as they prepare for a live broadcast of their Saturday night Mass at Most Holy Trinity Parish in Phoenix on March 28, 2020. Before the past weekend, the church had never done a livestream of its services.

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Nayeli Garcia tests the microphones with Father Eduardo Montemayor before a Saturday evening Mass at Most Holy Trinity Parish in Phoenix on March 28, 2020. Before the past weekend, the church had never done a livestream of its services.

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Nayeli Garcia tests the microphones with Father Eduardo Montemayor before a Saturday evening Mass at Most Holy Trinity Parish in Phoenix on March 28, 2020. Before the past weekend, the church had never done a livestream of its services.

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People shop for produce at the McClendon's Select stand at the Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market on March 28, 2020. McClendon's Select takes several new sanitation precautions during the coronavirus pandemic, including requiring gloves for customers, more spaced out tables, disinfecting baskets after use, only allowing 20 people to shop at once and self-scanning.

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People shop for produce at the McClendon’s Select stand at the Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market on March 28, 2020. McClendon’s Select takes several new sanitation precautions during the coronavirus pandemic, including requiring gloves for customers, more spaced out tables, disinfecting baskets after use, only allowing 20 people to shop at once and self-scanning.

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A heart of lighted rooms done by Sheraton Phoenix Downtown on March 27, 2020.

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A heart of lighted rooms done by Sheraton Phoenix Downtown on March 27, 2020.

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A heart of lighted rooms done by Sheraton Phoenix Downtown on March 27, 2020.

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A heart of lighted rooms done by Sheraton Phoenix Downtown on March 27, 2020.

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Mar. 27, 2020; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Distiller Taylor Wright makes hand sanitizer for Banner Health at O.H.S.O. Brewery & Distillery in Scottsdale. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher/The Arizona Republic via USA TODAY NETWORK

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Mar. 27, 2020; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Distiller Taylor Wright makes hand sanitizer for Banner Health at O.H.S.O. Brewery & Distillery in Scottsdale. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher/The Arizona Republic via USA TODAY NETWORK

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Vitalant employee Alex Mosqueda disinfects the sign-up table during a blood drive in Sunnyslope on March 27, 2020. According to Vitalant, almost 200 blood drives have been cancelled since March 19, 2020, which they say has caused a national blood shortage.

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Vitalant employee Alex Mosqueda disinfects the sign-up table during a blood drive in Sunnyslope on March 27, 2020. According to Vitalant, almost 200 blood drives have been cancelled since March 19, 2020, which they say has caused a national blood shortage.

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Timothy Leonard, 73, shops for groceries at Los Altos Ranch Market during the coronavirus pandemic in Phoenix on March 27, 2020.

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Timothy Leonard, 73, shops for groceries at Los Altos Ranch Market during the coronavirus pandemic in Phoenix on March 27, 2020.

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Timothy and Terri Leonard, 73 and 70, shop for groceries at Los Altos Ranch Market in Phoenix during the coronavirus pandemic on March 27, 2020. They say they have hurt financially as the pandemic has worsened, but many people have gone out of their way to help them.

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Timothy and Terri Leonard, 73 and 70, shop for groceries at Los Altos Ranch Market in Phoenix during the coronavirus pandemic on March 27, 2020. They say they have hurt financially as the pandemic has worsened, but many people have gone out of their way to help them.

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James Skidmore (right) helps Terri Leonard, 70, shop for groceries at Los Altos Ranch Market in Phoenix during the coronavirus pandemic on March 27, 2020. They say they have hurt financially as the pandemic has worsened, but many people have gone out of their way to help them.

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James Skidmore (right) helps Terri Leonard, 70, shop for groceries at Los Altos Ranch Market in Phoenix during the coronavirus pandemic on March 27, 2020. They say they have hurt financially as the pandemic has worsened, but many people have gone out of their way to help them.

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The pasta aisle at Los Altos Ranch Market in Phoenix sits nearly empty during the coronavirus pandemic on March 27, 2020.

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The pasta aisle at Los Altos Ranch Market in Phoenix sits nearly empty during the coronavirus pandemic on March 27, 2020.

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A lone traveler enters an empty baggage claim area in Terminal 4 at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. Airlines are reducing flights due to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.

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A lone traveler enters an empty baggage claim area in Terminal 4 at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. Airlines are reducing flights due to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.

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Mar. 27, 2020; Phoenix, AZ, USA; American Airlines check-in area in Terminal Four at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. Airlines are reducing flights due to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.

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Mar. 27, 2020; Phoenix, AZ, USA; American Airlines check-in area in Terminal Four at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. Airlines are reducing flights due to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.

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Jeannie S., a volunteer with United Food Bank, directs cars to a line of volunteers and Arizona National Guard handing out food to those in need at the Mesa Convention Center in Mesa on March 27, 2020.

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Jeannie S., a volunteer with United Food Bank, directs cars to a line of volunteers and Arizona National Guard handing out food to those in need at the Mesa Convention Center in Mesa on March 27, 2020.

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Volunteers with United Food Bank and members of the Arizona National Guard pass out food to those in need at the Mesa Convention Center in Mesa on March 27, 2020.

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Volunteers with United Food Bank and members of the Arizona National Guard pass out food to those in need at the Mesa Convention Center in Mesa on March 27, 2020.

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Private first class Marty with the Arizona National Guard helps pass out food to those in need alongside volunteers with United Food Bank at the Mesa Convention Center in Mesa, Ariz. on March 27, 2020.

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Private first class Marty with the Arizona National Guard helps pass out food to those in need alongside volunteers with United Food Bank at the Mesa Convention Center in Mesa, Ariz. on March 27, 2020.

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Volunteers with United Food Bank and members of the Arizona Army National Guard pass out food to those in need at the Mesa Convention Center in Mesa on March 27, 2020.

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Volunteers with United Food Bank and members of the Arizona Army National Guard pass out food to those in need at the Mesa Convention Center in Mesa on March 27, 2020.

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Volunteers with United Food Bank and members of the Arizona Army National Guard pass out food to those in need at the Mesa Convention Center in Mesa on March 27, 2020.

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Volunteers with United Food Bank and members of the Arizona Army National Guard pass out food to those in need at the Mesa Convention Center in Mesa on March 27, 2020.

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Volunteers with United Food Bank and members of the Arizona Army National Guard pass out food to those in need at the Mesa Convention Center in Mesa on March 27, 2020.

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Volunteers with United Food Bank and members of the Arizona Army National Guard pass out food to those in need at the Mesa Convention Center in Mesa on March 27, 2020.

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Volunteers with United Food Bank and members of the Arizona National Guard pass out food to those in need at the Mesa Convention Center in Mesa on March 27, 2020.

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Volunteers with United Food Bank and members of the Arizona National Guard pass out food to those in need at the Mesa Convention Center in Mesa on March 27, 2020.

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Volunteers with United Food Bank and members of the Arizona National Guard pass out food to those in need at the Mesa Convention Center in Mesa, Ariz. on March 27, 2020.

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Volunteers with United Food Bank and members of the Arizona National Guard pass out food to those in need at the Mesa Convention Center in Mesa, Ariz. on March 27, 2020.

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Mar. 26, 2020; Phoenix, AZ, USA;  As the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spreads in Arizona, a social distancing message is displayed on State Route 51 near Northern Ave. in Phoenix.

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Mar. 26, 2020; Phoenix, AZ, USA; As the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spreads in Arizona, a social distancing message is displayed on State Route 51 near Northern Ave. in Phoenix.

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Joey Rodriguez, of Image Craft, installs an advertising banner in front of Chase Field Thursday, March 26, 2020, in Phoenix. The Arizona Diamondbacks would have hosted the Atlanta Braves in their season-opening baseball game Thursday, but the start of the MLB regular season is indefinitely on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Joey Rodriguez, of Image Craft, installs an advertising banner in front of Chase Field Thursday, March 26, 2020, in Phoenix. The Arizona Diamondbacks would have hosted the Atlanta Braves in their season-opening baseball game Thursday, but the start of the MLB regular season is indefinitely on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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American Airlines planes fill Terminal 4 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on March 26, 2020.

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American Airlines planes fill Terminal 4 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on March 26, 2020.

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Sky Harbor Boulevard is virtually empty at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on March 26, 2020.

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Sky Harbor Boulevard is virtually empty at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on March 26, 2020.

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A group from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Arizona health department tour the currently closed St. Luke's Medical Center hospital to see the viability of reopening the facility for possible future use due to the coronavirus Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in Phoenix

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A group from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Arizona health department tour the currently closed St. Luke’s Medical Center hospital to see the viability of reopening the facility for possible future use due to the coronavirus Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in Phoenix

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Adam Hansen, a doctor from Redirect Health in Glendale, takes a swab from a patient in a drive-thru to test for flu and coronavirus on March 25, 2020. Medicare and some insurance plans will cover the testing (with normal co-pays and deductibles) or there is a $49 self-pay option. Experts say it's important to get a test inside the first 48 hours of symptoms starting.

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Adam Hansen, a doctor from Redirect Health in Glendale, takes a swab from a patient in a drive-thru to test for flu and coronavirus on March 25, 2020. Medicare and some insurance plans will cover the testing (with normal co-pays and deductibles) or there is a $49 self-pay option. Experts say it’s important to get a test inside the first 48 hours of symptoms starting.

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Medical assistant Mary Hermiz checks a sample from a patient at a Glendale drive-thru that tests for flu and coronavirus on March 25, 2020.  Medicare and some insurance plans will cover the testing (with normal co-pays and deductibles) or there is a $49 self-pay option. Experts say it's important to get a test inside the first 48 hours of symptoms starting.

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Medical assistant Mary Hermiz checks a sample from a patient at a Glendale drive-thru that tests for flu and coronavirus on March 25, 2020. Medicare and some insurance plans will cover the testing (with normal co-pays and deductibles) or there is a $49 self-pay option. Experts say it’s important to get a test inside the first 48 hours of symptoms starting.

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As many Phoenicians work from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Central Avenue appears empty and void of traffic in downtown Phoenix on March 25, 2020.

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As many Phoenicians work from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Central Avenue appears empty and void of traffic in downtown Phoenix on March 25, 2020.

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As many Phoenicians work from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Washington Street appears empty and void of traffic in downtown Phoenix on March 24, 2020.

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As many Phoenicians work from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Washington Street appears empty and void of traffic in downtown Phoenix on March 24, 2020.

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As many Phoenicians work from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, City Hall appears empty and void of traffic in downtown Phoenix on March 24, 2020.

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As many Phoenicians work from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, City Hall appears empty and void of traffic in downtown Phoenix on March 24, 2020.

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As many Phoenicians work from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a man walks through an empty parking lot in downtown Phoenix on March 25, 2020.

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As many Phoenicians work from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a man walks through an empty parking lot in downtown Phoenix on March 25, 2020.

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As many Phoenicians work from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cityscape appears empty and void of traffic in downtown Phoenix on March 24, 2020.

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As many Phoenicians work from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cityscape appears empty and void of traffic in downtown Phoenix on March 24, 2020.

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Gov. Doug Ducey holds a press conference in Phoenix on March, 25, 2020, to update the public about Arizona's preparedness for the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Gov. Doug Ducey holds a press conference in Phoenix on March, 25, 2020, to update the public about Arizona’s preparedness for the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ joins Gov. Doug Ducey at a press conference in Phoenix on March, 25, 2020, to update the public about Arizona's preparedness for the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ joins Gov. Doug Ducey at a press conference in Phoenix on March, 25, 2020, to update the public about Arizona’s preparedness for the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Gen. Michael T. McGuire, adjutant general for Arizona and director of the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs, joins Gov. Doug Ducey and Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ at a press conference in Phoenix on March, 25, 2020, to update the public about Arizona's preparedness for the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Gen. Michael T. McGuire, adjutant general for Arizona and director of the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs, joins Gov. Doug Ducey and Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ at a press conference in Phoenix on March, 25, 2020, to update the public about Arizona’s preparedness for the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Arizona Army National Guard Spc. Owen Mayotte assembles a food box on March 25, 2020, at the St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance in Phoenix.

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Arizona Army National Guard Spc. Owen Mayotte assembles a food box on March 25, 2020, at the St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance in Phoenix.

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Spc. Sofia Pez (left) and Spc. Juan Sandoval load a box into a client's vehicle on March 25, 2020, at the St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance in Phoenix.

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Spc. Sofia Pez (left) and Spc. Juan Sandoval load a box into a client’s vehicle on March 25, 2020, at the St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance in Phoenix.

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Emily Miles has her temperature taken before being allowed to donate blood at a temporary blood bank set up in a church's fellowship hall Tuesday, March 24, 2020, in Tempe, Ariz. Schools and businesses that typically host blood drives are temporarily closed due to precautionary measures in place to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus leading to extremely low levels of blood availability throughout the state.

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Emily Miles has her temperature taken before being allowed to donate blood at a temporary blood bank set up in a church’s fellowship hall Tuesday, March 24, 2020, in Tempe, Ariz. Schools and businesses that typically host blood drives are temporarily closed due to precautionary measures in place to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus leading to extremely low levels of blood availability throughout the state.

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Jeff Maxwell has his temperature taken before being allowed to donate blood at a temporary blood bank set up in a church's fellowship hall Tuesday, March 24, 2020, in Tempe, Ariz. Schools and businesses that typically host blood drives are temporarily closed due to precautionary measures in place to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus leading to extremely low levels of blood availability throughout the state. (AP Photo/Matt York)

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Jeff Maxwell has his temperature taken before being allowed to donate blood at a temporary blood bank set up in a church’s fellowship hall Tuesday, March 24, 2020, in Tempe, Ariz. Schools and businesses that typically host blood drives are temporarily closed due to precautionary measures in place to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus leading to extremely low levels of blood availability throughout the state. (AP Photo/Matt York)

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Tyler Bennett and Bella Babione kiss on March 24, 2020, at Kiwanis Park in Tempe.

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Tyler Bennett and Bella Babione kiss on March 24, 2020, at Kiwanis Park in Tempe.

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A man runs with his dog on March 24, 2020, at Kiwanis Park in Tempe.

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A man runs with his dog on March 24, 2020, at Kiwanis Park in Tempe.

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Tyler Bennett rests on March 24, 2020, at Kiwanis Park in Tempe.

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Tyler Bennett rests on March 24, 2020, at Kiwanis Park in Tempe.

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Mar. 24, 2020; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Aubrey and Quinn Dyal jump from rock to rock during a family outing at Dreamy Draw Recreation Area in Phoenix.

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Mar. 24, 2020; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Aubrey and Quinn Dyal jump from rock to rock during a family outing at Dreamy Draw Recreation Area in Phoenix.

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Mar. 24, 2020; Phoenix, AZ, USA; A bicyclist rides through the Brittlebush and Creosote blooms in the Dreamy Draw Recreation Area in Phoenix.

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Mar. 24, 2020; Phoenix, AZ, USA; A bicyclist rides through the Brittlebush and Creosote blooms in the Dreamy Draw Recreation Area in Phoenix.

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Ed Prudhomme, (background right) owner of  Paseo Racquet Club in Glendale, checks in a customer at the tennis club on March 24, 2020. A sign tells guest to only play on every other court because of the coronavirus. Prudhomme says their business is down by 50 percent for this time of year because of coronavirus despite being one of the few athletic and fitness facilities still left open.

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Ed Prudhomme, (background right) owner of Paseo Racquet Club in Glendale, checks in a customer at the tennis club on March 24, 2020. A sign tells guest to only play on every other court because of the coronavirus. Prudhomme says their business is down by 50 percent for this time of year because of coronavirus despite being one of the few athletic and fitness facilities still left open.

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Matt Alexander of Glendale hikes on a trail through globe chamomile at Thunderbird Park in Glendale on March 24, 2020. Hiking trails have been busy as people look to get outside during all the closures because of the coronavirus.

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Matt Alexander of Glendale hikes on a trail through globe chamomile at Thunderbird Park in Glendale on March 24, 2020. Hiking trails have been busy as people look to get outside during all the closures because of the coronavirus.

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People hike on a trail at Thunderbird Park in Glendale on March 24, 2020. Hiking trails have been busy as people look to get outside during all the closures because of the coronavirus.

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People hike on a trail at Thunderbird Park in Glendale on March 24, 2020. Hiking trails have been busy as people look to get outside during all the closures because of the coronavirus.

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Shawn Ray, owner of S2 Armament LLC, tells a customer that nearly all inventory of firearms and ammo are sold out at Patriot Nation Firearms and Accessories in Phoenix.

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Shawn Ray, owner of S2 Armament LLC, tells a customer that nearly all inventory of firearms and ammo are sold out at Patriot Nation Firearms and Accessories in Phoenix.

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John White, 9, decorates his mother's van before a parade for Val Vista Lakes Elementary School students in their neighborhoods on March 23, 2020, in Gilbert, Ariz.

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John White, 9, decorates his mother’s van before a parade for Val Vista Lakes Elementary School students in their neighborhoods on March 23, 2020, in Gilbert, Ariz.

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A family waves to Val Vista Lakes Elementary School staff during a parade for students in their neighborhoods on March 23, 2020, in Gilbert, Ariz.

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A family waves to Val Vista Lakes Elementary School staff during a parade for students in their neighborhoods on March 23, 2020, in Gilbert, Ariz.

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Val Vista Lakes Elementary School staff wave to families during a parade for students in their neighborhoods on March 23, 2020, in Gilbert.

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Val Vista Lakes Elementary School staff wave to families during a parade for students in their neighborhoods on March 23, 2020, in Gilbert.

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Jessica Briggs, a 4th grade teacher, decorates her car before a parade for Val Vista Lakes Elementary School students in their neighborhoods on March 23, 2020, in Gilbert.

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Jessica Briggs, a 4th grade teacher, decorates her car before a parade for Val Vista Lakes Elementary School students in their neighborhoods on March 23, 2020, in Gilbert.

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A Val Vista Lakes Elementary School employee waves to families during a parade for students in their neighborhoods on March 23, 2020, in Gilbert.

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A Val Vista Lakes Elementary School employee waves to families during a parade for students in their neighborhoods on March 23, 2020, in Gilbert.

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Physician assistant Bret Lopez tests a patient for COVID-19 in the parking lot at Maready Medical in Mesa, Ariz. March 23, 2020. Patients were pre-screened through telemedicine before being tested.

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Physician assistant Bret Lopez tests a patient for COVID-19 in the parking lot at Maready Medical in Mesa, Ariz. March 23, 2020. Patients were pre-screened through telemedicine before being tested.

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Physician assistant Bret Lopez test a patient for COVID-19 in the parking lot at Maready Medical in Mesa, Ariz. March 23, 2020. Patients were pre-screened through telemedicine before being tested.

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Physician assistant Bret Lopez test a patient for COVID-19 in the parking lot at Maready Medical in Mesa, Ariz. March 23, 2020. Patients were pre-screened through telemedicine before being tested.

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Banner UMC’s drive-up system in Tucson is for emergency room triage for a variety of illnesses and is not for random testing for COVID-19. It has been put in place to keep crowds from the ER and protect the health of patients and staff.

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Banner UMC’s drive-up system in Tucson is for emergency room triage for a variety of illnesses and is not for random testing for COVID-19. It has been put in place to keep crowds from the ER and protect the health of patients and staff.

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Banner UMC’s drive-up system in Tucson is for emergency room triage for a variety of illnesses and is not for random testing for COVID-19. It has been put in place to keep crowds from the ER and protect the health of patients and staff.

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Banner UMC’s drive-up system in Tucson is for emergency room triage for a variety of illnesses and is not for random testing for COVID-19. It has been put in place to keep crowds from the ER and protect the health of patients and staff.

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Medical assistant Rubi Salgado Guzman (left) checks a potential patient's temperature at the Mountain Park Health Center Maryvale Clinic at the in Phoenix, Ariz. on March 23, 2020.

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Medical assistant Rubi Salgado Guzman (left) checks a potential patient’s temperature at the Mountain Park Health Center Maryvale Clinic at the in Phoenix, Ariz. on March 23, 2020.

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Medical assistant Victor Serrano (left) and medical assistant lead Nancy Garcia (right) review patient information at the Mountain Park Health Center Maryvale Clinic at the in Phoenix, Ariz. on March 23, 2020.

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Medical assistant Victor Serrano (left) and medical assistant lead Nancy Garcia (right) review patient information at the Mountain Park Health Center Maryvale Clinic at the in Phoenix, Ariz. on March 23, 2020.

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Pediatric lead Dr. Ugonna Woods knocks on exam room number 10 before walking in to treat a young patient at the Mountain Park Health Center Maryvale Clinic at the in Phoenix, Ariz. on March 23, 2020.

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Pediatric lead Dr. Ugonna Woods knocks on exam room number 10 before walking in to treat a young patient at the Mountain Park Health Center Maryvale Clinic at the in Phoenix, Ariz. on March 23, 2020.

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Medical assistant Jessica Gray (right) checks a potential patient's temperature at the Mountain Park Health Center Maryvale Clinic at the in Phoenix, Ariz. on March 23, 2020.

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Medical assistant Jessica Gray (right) checks a potential patient’s temperature at the Mountain Park Health Center Maryvale Clinic at the in Phoenix, Ariz. on March 23, 2020.

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Medical assistant Rubi Salgado Guzman (left) checks a potential patient's temperature at the Mountain Park Health Center Maryvale Clinic at the in Phoenix, Ariz. on March 23, 2020.

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Medical assistant Rubi Salgado Guzman (left) checks a potential patient’s temperature at the Mountain Park Health Center Maryvale Clinic at the in Phoenix, Ariz. on March 23, 2020.

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A social distance line is laid down before a news conference by Gov. Doug Ducey on COVID-19 at the Arizona State Public Health Laboratory in Phoenix March 23, 2020.

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A social distance line is laid down before a news conference by Gov. Doug Ducey on COVID-19 at the Arizona State Public Health Laboratory in Phoenix March 23, 2020.

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DHS Director Dr. Cara Christ along with Gov. Doug Ducey gives an update on COVID-19 during a news conference at the Arizona State Public Health Laboratory in Phoenix March 23, 2020.

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DHS Director Dr. Cara Christ along with Gov. Doug Ducey gives an update on COVID-19 during a news conference at the Arizona State Public Health Laboratory in Phoenix March 23, 2020.

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People gather at Hole in the Rock at Papago Park on March 22, 2020.

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People gather at Hole in the Rock at Papago Park on March 22, 2020.

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People gather at Hole in the Rock at Papago Park  on March 22, 2020.

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People gather at Hole in the Rock at Papago Park on March 22, 2020.

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The packed parking lot Papago Park  on March 22, 2020.

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The packed parking lot Papago Park on March 22, 2020.

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A couple walks through Scottsdale Fashion Square which remains open even though most storefronts and dining area are closed in Scottsdale, Ariz. on March 22, 2020.

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A couple walks through Scottsdale Fashion Square which remains open even though most storefronts and dining area are closed in Scottsdale, Ariz. on March 22, 2020.

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Empty roads outside Scottsdale Fashion Square in Scottsdale, Ariz. on March 22, 2020.

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Empty roads outside Scottsdale Fashion Square in Scottsdale, Ariz. on March 22, 2020.

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Empty escalators inside Scottsdale Fashion Square in Scottsdale on March 22, 2020.

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Empty escalators inside Scottsdale Fashion Square in Scottsdale on March 22, 2020.

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Rev. Micah Muhlen, OFM, prays prior to a modest and shortened service at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Basilica, attended by very few parishioners due to the coronavirus, Sunday, March 22, 2020, in Phoenix.

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Rev. Micah Muhlen, OFM, prays prior to a modest and shortened service at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Basilica, attended by very few parishioners due to the coronavirus, Sunday, March 22, 2020, in Phoenix.

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Barrels are marked for donations at the Phoenix Convention Center on March 22, 2020. Unused medical supplies were collected to help with the coronavirus outbreak. The supply drive will run through Friday, March 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Barrels are marked for donations at the Phoenix Convention Center on March 22, 2020. Unused medical supplies were collected to help with the coronavirus outbreak. The supply drive will run through Friday, March 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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The Cottages of Tempe has confirmed a positive case of COVID-19 in Tempe on March 22, 2020.

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The Cottages of Tempe has confirmed a positive case of COVID-19 in Tempe on March 22, 2020.

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Susanna Yazzie (R) and her husband leave the downtown Farmer's Market in Phoenix, Ariz. on March 21, 2020.

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Susanna Yazzie (R) and her husband leave the downtown Farmer’s Market in Phoenix, Ariz. on March 21, 2020.

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Toliet paper offered with frame purchases at the downtown Farmer's Market in Phoenix, Ariz. on March 21, 2020.

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Toliet paper offered with frame purchases at the downtown Farmer’s Market in Phoenix, Ariz. on March 21, 2020.

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People make their way into the downtown Farmer's Market in Phoenix, Ariz. on March 21, 2020.

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People make their way into the downtown Farmer’s Market in Phoenix, Ariz. on March 21, 2020.

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Signs advocating for space and coronavirus prevention at the downtown Farmer's Market in Phoenix, Ariz. on March 21, 2020.

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Signs advocating for space and coronavirus prevention at the downtown Farmer’s Market in Phoenix, Ariz. on March 21, 2020.

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A statue in front of a home in Scottsdale is adorned with a mask and a spray bottle, a reference to the coronavirus pandemic on March 20, 2020.

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A statue in front of a home in Scottsdale is adorned with a mask and a spray bottle, a reference to the coronavirus pandemic on March 20, 2020.

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Denver Gilbreth of Phoenix, who has underlying respiratory issues, walks along East Thomas Road in from his Phoenix apartment to a nearby pharmacy in Phoenix to pick up his medication on March 20, 2020. Gilbreth is wearing a mask and gloves every time he leaves his apartment because of his concerns of contracting the coronavirus with his underlying conditions.

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Denver Gilbreth of Phoenix, who has underlying respiratory issues, walks along East Thomas Road in from his Phoenix apartment to a nearby pharmacy in Phoenix to pick up his medication on March 20, 2020. Gilbreth is wearing a mask and gloves every time he leaves his apartment because of his concerns of contracting the coronavirus with his underlying conditions.

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Luke Tendick, an elder of the Mormon Church, loads drinks into boxes at Midwest Food Bank in Gilbert, Ariz. on March 20, 2020.

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Luke Tendick, an elder of the Mormon Church, loads drinks into boxes at Midwest Food Bank in Gilbert, Ariz. on March 20, 2020.

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Gov. Doug Ducey (right) and Maj. Gen. Michael McGuire of the Arizona National Guard volunteer at St. Mary's Food Bank in Phoenix on March 20, 2020. Ducey held a press conference after giving an update on the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Gov. Doug Ducey (right) and Maj. Gen. Michael McGuire of the Arizona National Guard volunteer at St. Mary’s Food Bank in Phoenix on March 20, 2020. Ducey held a press conference after giving an update on the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Volunteers package food at St. Mary's Food Bank in Phoenix, Ariz. on March 20, 2020.

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Volunteers package food at St. Mary’s Food Bank in Phoenix, Ariz. on March 20, 2020.

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Gov. Doug Ducey volunteers at St. Mary's Food Bank in Phoenix on March 20, 2020. Ducey held a press conference after giving an update on the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Gov. Doug Ducey volunteers at St. Mary’s Food Bank in Phoenix on March 20, 2020. Ducey held a press conference after giving an update on the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Gov. Doug Ducey (right) and Maj. Gen. Michael McGuire of the Arizona National Guard volunteer at St. Mary's Food Bank in Phoenix on March 20, 2020. Ducey held a press conference after giving an update on the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Gov. Doug Ducey (right) and Maj. Gen. Michael McGuire of the Arizona National Guard volunteer at St. Mary’s Food Bank in Phoenix on March 20, 2020. Ducey held a press conference after giving an update on the COVID-19 pandemic.

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State Rep. Jennifer Jermaine, wearing a mask, looks at documents on her computer as fellow Democratic Rep. Jennifer Longdon, left, looks at her phone before the start of an unusual floor session at the Arizona House in Phoenix, on Thursday, March 19, 2020. The Legislature could work long into the night to enact a basic state budget and fixes for schools and workers before adjourning to allow the coronavirus crisis to ebb. (AP Photo/Bob Christie)

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State Rep. Jennifer Jermaine, wearing a mask, looks at documents on her computer as fellow Democratic Rep. Jennifer Longdon, left, looks at her phone before the start of an unusual floor session at the Arizona House in Phoenix, on Thursday, March 19, 2020. The Legislature could work long into the night to enact a basic state budget and fixes for schools and workers before adjourning to allow the coronavirus crisis to ebb. (AP Photo/Bob Christie)

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Tresshawn Williams,  at Nature's Medicines, in Phoenix., Long lines for people who are in need with their medical card. Because of the new law due to coronavirus on gathering, they were allowing five people at the time, and everyone was keeping a distance from themselves to get their Medicine.

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Tresshawn Williams, at Nature’s Medicines, in Phoenix., Long lines for people who are in need with their medical card. Because of the new law due to coronavirus on gathering, they were allowing five people at the time, and everyone was keeping a distance from themselves to get their Medicine.

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Sheena Williams of Nature's Medicines announcing to keep a distance from each other from long lines for people who are in need with their medical card. Because of the new law on gathering, they were allowing five people at the time, and everyone was keeping a distance from themselves to get their Medicine.

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Sheena Williams of Nature’s Medicines announcing to keep a distance from each other from long lines for people who are in need with their medical card. Because of the new law on gathering, they were allowing five people at the time, and everyone was keeping a distance from themselves to get their Medicine.

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Ali McClurg, an instructional coach at Fuller Elementary School, hands a Tempe Elementary School District issued Chromebook for virtual teaching to Quintin Feierstein, 8, a second grader at Fuller Elementary School in Tempe on March 19, 2020.

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Ali McClurg, an instructional coach at Fuller Elementary School, hands a Tempe Elementary School District issued Chromebook for virtual teaching to Quintin Feierstein, 8, a second grader at Fuller Elementary School in Tempe on March 19, 2020.


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Brittany Chamberlain, a teacher at Fuller Elementary School, hands out a Tempe Elementary School District issued Chromebook to a student for virtual teaching, at Fuller Elementary School in Tempe on March 19, 2020.

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Brittany Chamberlain, a teacher at Fuller Elementary School, hands out a Tempe Elementary School District issued Chromebook to a student for virtual teaching, at Fuller Elementary School in Tempe on March 19, 2020.

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A sign holder works 43rd and Thomas advertising for Liberty Tax on March 19,2020.

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A sign holder works 43rd and Thomas advertising for Liberty Tax on March 19,2020.

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A tent for extra hospital beds is pictured at the Phoenix VA on March 19, 2020, in Phoenix.

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A tent for extra hospital beds is pictured at the Phoenix VA on March 19, 2020, in Phoenix.

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A tent for extra hospital beds is pictured at the Phoenix VA on March 19, 2020, in Phoenix.

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A tent for extra hospital beds is pictured at the Phoenix VA on March 19, 2020, in Phoenix.

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Customers wait for the doors to open, March 17, 2020, at Target, 1818 E. Baseline Road, Tempe.

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Customers wait for the doors to open, March 17, 2020, at Target, 1818 E. Baseline Road, Tempe.

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Grand Canyon National Park, AZ, USA; Park workers shovel snow off the roof of a closed visitors center during a storm on the first day of spring at Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. Due to the coronavirus health emergency, hotels and services are closing but the park remains open on March 19,2020.

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Grand Canyon National Park, AZ, USA; Park workers shovel snow off the roof of a closed visitors center during a storm on the first day of spring at Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. Due to the coronavirus health emergency, hotels and services are closing but the park remains open on March 19,2020.

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Gov. Doug Ducey distributes some meals to kids at Sunset Elementary School in Phoenix on March 19, 2020. The Cartwright School District is providing breakfast and lunch for free to any individual under the age of 18. Meals are distributed by a grab-and-go method.

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Gov. Doug Ducey distributes some meals to kids at Sunset Elementary School in Phoenix on March 19, 2020. The Cartwright School District is providing breakfast and lunch for free to any individual under the age of 18. Meals are distributed by a grab-and-go method.

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Gov. Doug Ducey distributes some meals to kids at Sunset Elementary School in Phoenix on March 19, 2020. The Cartwright School District is providing breakfast and lunch for free to any individual under the age of 18. Meals are distributed by a grab-and-go method.

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Gov. Doug Ducey distributes some meals to kids at Sunset Elementary School in Phoenix on March 19, 2020. The Cartwright School District is providing breakfast and lunch for free to any individual under the age of 18. Meals are distributed by a grab-and-go method.

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Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman distributes some meals to kids at Sunset Elementary School in Phoenix on March 19, 2020. The Cartwright School District is providing breakfast and lunch for free to any individual under the age of 18. Meals are distributed by a grab-and-go method.

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Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman distributes some meals to kids at Sunset Elementary School in Phoenix on March 19, 2020. The Cartwright School District is providing breakfast and lunch for free to any individual under the age of 18. Meals are distributed by a grab-and-go method.

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Gov. Doug Ducey distributes some meals to kids at Sunset Elementary School in Phoenix on March 19, 2020. The Cartwright School District is providing breakfast and lunch for free to any individual under the age of 18. Meals are distributed by a grab-and-go method.

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Gov. Doug Ducey distributes some meals to kids at Sunset Elementary School in Phoenix on March 19, 2020. The Cartwright School District is providing breakfast and lunch for free to any individual under the age of 18. Meals are distributed by a grab-and-go method.

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Members of  the State of Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA) work responding to the coronavirus pandemic, in the DEMA operations center at the Arizona National Guard Papago Park Military Reservation in Phoenix on March 18, 2020.

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Members of the State of Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA) work responding to the coronavirus pandemic, in the DEMA operations center at the Arizona National Guard Papago Park Military Reservation in Phoenix on March 18, 2020.

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Gene Wikle, (background center) an emergency operations center manager works with other members of  the State of Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA) responding to the coronavirus pandemic, as a large screen shows the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S., in the DEMA operations center at the Arizona National Guard Papago Park Military Reservation in Phoenix on March 18, 2020.

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Gene Wikle, (background center) an emergency operations center manager works with other members of the State of Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA) responding to the coronavirus pandemic, as a large screen shows the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S., in the DEMA operations center at the Arizona National Guard Papago Park Military Reservation in Phoenix on March 18, 2020.

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David Rosales, an emergency support function coordinator, looks at a monitor showing the number of global confirmed cases of coronavirus, while working with other members of  the State of Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA) responding to the coronavirus pandemic, in the DEMA operations center at the Arizona National Guard Papago Park Military Reservation in Phoenix on March 18, 2020.

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David Rosales, an emergency support function coordinator, looks at a monitor showing the number of global confirmed cases of coronavirus, while working with other members of the State of Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA) responding to the coronavirus pandemic, in the DEMA operations center at the Arizona National Guard Papago Park Military Reservation in Phoenix on March 18, 2020.

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Arizona governor Doug Ducey walks into the State of Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA) operations center as members of DEMA work responding to the coronavirus pandemic, in the DEMA operations center at the Arizona National Guard Papago Park Military Reservation in Phoenix on March 18, 2020.

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Arizona governor Doug Ducey walks into the State of Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA) operations center as members of DEMA work responding to the coronavirus pandemic, in the DEMA operations center at the Arizona National Guard Papago Park Military Reservation in Phoenix on March 18, 2020.

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Major General Michael T. McGuire, the Director of the State of Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA) as members of DEMA work responding to the coronavirus pandemic, in the DEMA operations center at the Arizona National Guard Papago Park Military Reservation in Phoenix on March 18, 2020.

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Major General Michael T. McGuire, the Director of the State of Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA) as members of DEMA work responding to the coronavirus pandemic, in the DEMA operations center at the Arizona National Guard Papago Park Military Reservation in Phoenix on March 18, 2020.

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Nichole Fortson, (front center) an emergency operations center manager works with other members of  the State of Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA) responding to the coronavirus pandemic, in the DEMA operations center at the Arizona National Guard Papago Park Military Reservation in Phoenix on March 18, 2020.

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Nichole Fortson, (front center) an emergency operations center manager works with other members of the State of Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA) responding to the coronavirus pandemic, in the DEMA operations center at the Arizona National Guard Papago Park Military Reservation in Phoenix on March 18, 2020.

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Members of  the State of Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA) work responding to the coronavirus pandemic, as a large screen shows the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S., in the DEMA operations center at the Arizona National Guard Papago Park Military Reservation in Phoenix on March 18, 2020.

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Members of the State of Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA) work responding to the coronavirus pandemic, as a large screen shows the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S., in the DEMA operations center at the Arizona National Guard Papago Park Military Reservation in Phoenix on March 18, 2020.

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A monitor showing the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the U.S, while members of  the State of Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA) work responding to the coronavirus pandemic, in the DEMA operations center at the Arizona National Guard Papago Park Military Reservation in Phoenix on March 18, 2020.

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A monitor showing the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the U.S, while members of the State of Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA) work responding to the coronavirus pandemic, in the DEMA operations center at the Arizona National Guard Papago Park Military Reservation in Phoenix on March 18, 2020.

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David Rosales, an emergency support function coordinator, works with other members of  the State of Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA) responding to the coronavirus pandemic, in the DEMA operations center at the Arizona National Guard Papago Park Military Reservation in Phoenix on March 18, 2020.

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David Rosales, an emergency support function coordinator, works with other members of the State of Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA) responding to the coronavirus pandemic, in the DEMA operations center at the Arizona National Guard Papago Park Military Reservation in Phoenix on March 18, 2020.

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Arizona governor Doug Ducey, speaks about the latest information on the coronavirus pandemic in Arizona during a press conference at the Arizona National Guard Papago Park Military Reservation in Phoenix on March 18, 2020.

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Arizona governor Doug Ducey, speaks about the latest information on the coronavirus pandemic in Arizona during a press conference at the Arizona National Guard Papago Park Military Reservation in Phoenix on March 18, 2020.

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Arizona governor Doug Ducey (center) talks to Matt Heckard, (left) assistant director of preparedness, with the State of Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA) as members of DEMA work responding to the coronavirus pandemic, in the DEMA operations center at the Arizona National Guard Papago Park Military Reservation in Phoenix on March 18, 2020. Major General Michael T. McGuire (background right) the director of DEMA, looks on.

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Arizona governor Doug Ducey (center) talks to Matt Heckard, (left) assistant director of preparedness, with the State of Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA) as members of DEMA work responding to the coronavirus pandemic, in the DEMA operations center at the Arizona National Guard Papago Park Military Reservation in Phoenix on March 18, 2020. Major General Michael T. McGuire (background right) the director of DEMA, looks on.

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Arizona governor Doug Ducey (center) talks to Matt Heckard, (right) assistant director of preparedness, with the State of Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA) as members of DEMA work responding to the coronavirus pandemic, in the DEMA operations center at the Arizona National Guard Papago Park Military Reservation in Phoenix on March 18, 2020. Major General Michael T. McGuire (background center right) the director of DEMA, and Wendy Smith-Reeve (background center left) the deputy director of DEMA, look on.

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Arizona governor Doug Ducey (center) talks to Matt Heckard, (right) assistant director of preparedness, with the State of Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA) as members of DEMA work responding to the coronavirus pandemic, in the DEMA operations center at the Arizona National Guard Papago Park Military Reservation in Phoenix on March 18, 2020. Major General Michael T. McGuire (background center right) the director of DEMA, and Wendy Smith-Reeve (background center left) the deputy director of DEMA, look on.

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Individuals are tested for COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus at a mobile clinic set up in the parking lot at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix on the morning of March 18, 2020. Only Mayo Clinic patients with a doctor's order could use the mobile clinic. A slow but steady stream of vehicles was passing through the mobile clinic on Wednesday morning.

Editor's Note - The license plate number in this photo was blurred out.

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Individuals are tested for COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus at a mobile clinic set up in the parking lot at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix on the morning of March 18, 2020. Only Mayo Clinic patients with a doctor’s order could use the mobile clinic. A slow but steady stream of vehicles was passing through the mobile clinic on Wednesday morning.

Editor’s Note – The license plate number in this photo was blurred out.

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Individuals are tested for COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus at a mobile clinic set up in the parking lot at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix on the morning of March 18, 2020. Only Mayo Clinic patients with a doctor's order could use the mobile clinic. A slow but steady stream of vehicles was passing through the mobile clinic on Wednesday morning.

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Individuals are tested for COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus at a mobile clinic set up in the parking lot at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix on the morning of March 18, 2020. Only Mayo Clinic patients with a doctor’s order could use the mobile clinic. A slow but steady stream of vehicles was passing through the mobile clinic on Wednesday morning.

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Mar. 18, 2020; Grand Canyon National Park, AZ, USA; A tourist wears a N-95 mask at Mather Point at Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. Due to the coronavirus COVID-19, park entrance fees are suspended, shuttle bus service is suspended and visitor centers are closed.

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Mar. 18, 2020; Grand Canyon National Park, AZ, USA; A tourist wears a N-95 mask at Mather Point at Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. Due to the coronavirus COVID-19, park entrance fees are suspended, shuttle bus service is suspended and visitor centers are closed.

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Mar. 18, 2020; Grand Canyon National Park, AZ, USA; Two Taiwanese tourists wear N-95 masks while taking in the view at Mather Point at Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. Due to the coronavirus COVID-19, park entrance fees are suspended, shuttle bus service is suspended and visitor centers are closed.

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Mar. 18, 2020; Grand Canyon National Park, AZ, USA; Two Taiwanese tourists wear N-95 masks while taking in the view at Mather Point at Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. Due to the coronavirus COVID-19, park entrance fees are suspended, shuttle bus service is suspended and visitor centers are closed.

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Customers wait for the doors to open at a Target store in Tempe on March 18, 2020.

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Customers wait for the doors to open at a Target store in Tempe on March 18, 2020.

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A customers grabs a package of toilet paper on March 18, 2020, at a Target store in Tempe. Target is only allowing one per customer.

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A customers grabs a package of toilet paper on March 18, 2020, at a Target store in Tempe. Target is only allowing one per customer.

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Customers grab toilet paper on March 18, 2020, at a Target store in Tempe. Target is only allowing one per customer.

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Customers grab toilet paper on March 18, 2020, at a Target store in Tempe. Target is only allowing one per customer.

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Customers wait in line for toilet paper on March 18, 2020, at a Target store in Tempe.

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Customers wait in line for toilet paper on March 18, 2020, at a Target store in Tempe.

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Motorists wear masks while driving on Mill Ave. in Tempe, Ariz. March 17, 2020.

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Motorists wear masks while driving on Mill Ave. in Tempe, Ariz. March 17, 2020.

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Raul Bencomo leaves after voting in the Democratic presidential primary on March 17, 2020, at the Phoenix Union High School District Office polling location in Phoenix.

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Raul Bencomo leaves after voting in the Democratic presidential primary on March 17, 2020, at the Phoenix Union High School District Office polling location in Phoenix.

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Durant's and other Phoenix restaurants will close due to the new coronavirus. Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego announced on Tuesday the city was declaring a state of emergency, forcing the closure of bars and moving restaurants to takeout, delivery and drive-thru only starting at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

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Durant’s and other Phoenix restaurants will close due to the new coronavirus. Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego announced on Tuesday the city was declaring a state of emergency, forcing the closure of bars and moving restaurants to takeout, delivery and drive-thru only starting at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

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Durant's and other Phoenix restaurants will close due to the new coronavirus. Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego announced on Tuesday the city was declaring a state of emergency, forcing the closure of bars and moving restaurants to takeout, delivery and drive-thru only starting at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

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Durant’s and other Phoenix restaurants will close due to the new coronavirus. Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego announced on Tuesday the city was declaring a state of emergency, forcing the closure of bars and moving restaurants to takeout, delivery and drive-thru only starting at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

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Hikers watch the sun set from the top of

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Hikers watch the sun set from the top of “A” Mountain in Tempe on March 17, 2020.

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Shoppers protect themselves with masks while shopping at the Mekong grocery store in Mesa on March 17, 2020.

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Shoppers protect themselves with masks while shopping at the Mekong grocery store in Mesa on March 17, 2020.

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Richard Kimmel walks out of a polling center after casting his vote in the Arizona Democratic primary at the Pyle Adult Recreation Center in Tempe, Ariz. March 17, 2020.

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Richard Kimmel walks out of a polling center after casting his vote in the Arizona Democratic primary at the Pyle Adult Recreation Center in Tempe, Ariz. March 17, 2020.

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Linda Hart puts on gloves as she arrives to vote, March 17, 2020, at the Burton Barr Library, 1221 N. Central Ave., Phoenix.

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Linda Hart puts on gloves as she arrives to vote, March 17, 2020, at the Burton Barr Library, 1221 N. Central Ave., Phoenix.

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A Boeing 767 from Atlanta lands at the Pinal Airpark on March 17, 2020. Amid the coronavirus outbreak, Delta wide-body aircraft are being moved to storage in Arizona.

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A Boeing 767 from Atlanta lands at the Pinal Airpark on March 17, 2020. Amid the coronavirus outbreak, Delta wide-body aircraft are being moved to storage in Arizona.

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A man waits for a light rail train at Jefferson Street near Third Street during rush hour in downtown Phoenix on March 16, 2020. Downtown Phoenix appeared to have less pedestrian and vehicle traffic because of coronavirus concerns.

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A man waits for a light rail train at Jefferson Street near Third Street during rush hour in downtown Phoenix on March 16, 2020. Downtown Phoenix appeared to have less pedestrian and vehicle traffic because of coronavirus concerns.

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A man sits on a chair in the open space at Cityscape in downtown Phoenix on March 16, 2020. Downtown Phoenix appeared to have less pedestrian and vehicle traffic because of coronavirus concerns.

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A man sits on a chair in the open space at Cityscape in downtown Phoenix on March 16, 2020. Downtown Phoenix appeared to have less pedestrian and vehicle traffic because of coronavirus concerns.

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Htoo Gay, a server at Thai Basil, moves chairs around at the empty restaurant along Adams Street in downtown Phoenix on March 16, 2020. Gay said that they had only had takeout orders so far during the day.

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Htoo Gay, a server at Thai Basil, moves chairs around at the empty restaurant along Adams Street in downtown Phoenix on March 16, 2020. Gay said that they had only had takeout orders so far during the day.

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Van Buren Street near First Street is near empty during rush hour traffic in downtown Phoenix on March 16, 2020. Downtown Phoenix appeared to have less pedestrian and vehicle traffic because of coronavirus concerns.

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Van Buren Street near First Street is near empty during rush hour traffic in downtown Phoenix on March 16, 2020. Downtown Phoenix appeared to have less pedestrian and vehicle traffic because of coronavirus concerns.

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People stand outside the Apple Store at Chandler Mall March 16, 2020. The store is closed due to the coronavirus.

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People stand outside the Apple Store at Chandler Mall March 16, 2020. The store is closed due to the coronavirus.

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Few people shop at Chandler Mall March 16, 2020. The coronavirus has kept many people home and closed stores.

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Few people shop at Chandler Mall March 16, 2020. The coronavirus has kept many people home and closed stores.

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Toliet paper offered with frame purchases at the downtown Farmer's Market in Phoenix, Ariz. on March 21, 2020.

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Toliet paper offered with frame purchases at the downtown Farmer’s Market in Phoenix, Ariz. on March 21, 2020.

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The child play area at Chandler Mall is closed due to the coronavirus March 16, 2020.

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The child play area at Chandler Mall is closed due to the coronavirus March 16, 2020.

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Gov. Doug Ducey prepares to give updates on the state's response to COVID-19 on March 16, 2020, at the Arizona State Health Laboratory in Phoenix.

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Gov. Doug Ducey prepares to give updates on the state’s response to COVID-19 on March 16, 2020, at the Arizona State Health Laboratory in Phoenix.

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Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman speaks during a press conference to give updates on the state's response to COVID-19 on March 16, 2020, at the Arizona State Health Laboratory in Phoenix.

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Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman speaks during a press conference to give updates on the state’s response to COVID-19 on March 16, 2020, at the Arizona State Health Laboratory in Phoenix.

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Secretary of State Katie Hobbs speaks during a press conference to give updates on the state's response to COVID-19 on March 16, 2020, at the Arizona State Health Laboratory in Phoenix.

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Secretary of State Katie Hobbs speaks during a press conference to give updates on the state’s response to COVID-19 on March 16, 2020, at the Arizona State Health Laboratory in Phoenix.

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Tauheedah Aleem waits for students to pick up lunch, March 16, 2020 at South Mountain High School in Phoenix.

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Tauheedah Aleem waits for students to pick up lunch, March 16, 2020 at South Mountain High School in Phoenix.

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Cafeteria worker Rebecca Menger distributes free lunches to schoolchildren outside Connolly Middle School Monday in Tempe. With schools closed through March 27th in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus, many schools are providing curbside breakfast and lunch for their students.

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Cafeteria worker Rebecca Menger distributes free lunches to schoolchildren outside Connolly Middle School Monday in Tempe. With schools closed through March 27th in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus, many schools are providing curbside breakfast and lunch for their students.

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Roque Romero (right, asst. cook) and Tauheedah Aleem (cook) pack up after lunch on March 16, 2020 at South Mountain High School in Phoenix.

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Roque Romero (right, asst. cook) and Tauheedah Aleem (cook) pack up after lunch on March 16, 2020 at South Mountain High School in Phoenix.

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Dr. Marjorie Bessel, Chief Clinical Officer at Banner Health, discusses the COVID-19 coronavirus testing process during a press conference in Phoenix on March 16, 2020.

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Dr. Marjorie Bessel, Chief Clinical Officer at Banner Health, discusses the COVID-19 coronavirus testing process during a press conference in Phoenix on March 16, 2020.

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A shopper walks by empty pasta shelves at Trader Joe's at Camelback Colonnade on March 15, 2020 in Phoenix.

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A shopper walks by empty pasta shelves at Trader Joe’s at Camelback Colonnade on March 15, 2020 in Phoenix.

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A group of women and men alike wear their wedding dresses during the Brides of March bar crawl at the Churchill in Phoenix, Ariz. on March 13, 2020.

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A group of women and men alike wear their wedding dresses during the Brides of March bar crawl at the Churchill in Phoenix, Ariz. on March 13, 2020.

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Juliana Posso (L) and Evan Davis during the Brides of March bar crawl at the Churchill in Phoenix, Ariz. on March 13, 2020.

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Juliana Posso (L) and Evan Davis during the Brides of March bar crawl at the Churchill in Phoenix, Ariz. on March 13, 2020.

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People gather inside the Churchill during the Brides of March bar crawl at the Churchill in Phoenix, Ariz. on March 13, 2020.

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People gather inside the Churchill during the Brides of March bar crawl at the Churchill in Phoenix, Ariz. on March 13, 2020.

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Congregants stand for prayer at St. Mary’s Basilica on March 15, 2020 in downtown Phoenix.

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Congregants stand for prayer at St. Mary’s Basilica on March 15, 2020 in downtown Phoenix.

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A congregant sanitizes his hands before entering at St. Mary’s Basilica on March 15, 2020 in downtown Phoenix.

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A congregant sanitizes his hands before entering at St. Mary’s Basilica on March 15, 2020 in downtown Phoenix.

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People hike at Papago Park on March 14, 2020, in Phoenix.

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People hike at Papago Park on March 14, 2020, in Phoenix.

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The shelves containing toilet paper are nearly empty at a grocery store in Phoenix.

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The shelves containing toilet paper are nearly empty at a grocery store in Phoenix.

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A couple walks through a near-empty baggage claim at Phoenix Sky Harbor's terminal 4. March 14, 2020

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A couple walks through a near-empty baggage claim at Phoenix Sky Harbor’s terminal 4. March 14, 2020

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Annai Lopez, 15, (left) and Wendy Lebron (right) wash their hands with sanitizer at the  Public Market in downtown Phoenix on March 14, 2020.

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Annai Lopez, 15, (left) and Wendy Lebron (right) wash their hands with sanitizer at the Public Market in downtown Phoenix on March 14, 2020.

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People shop for goods at the Public Market in downtown Phoenix on March 14, 2020.

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People shop for goods at the Public Market in downtown Phoenix on March 14, 2020.

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A woman walks with a grocery cart outside the Costco Wholesale store at Christown Spectrum on March 14, 2020, in Phoenix.

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A woman walks with a grocery cart outside the Costco Wholesale store at Christown Spectrum on March 14, 2020, in Phoenix.

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People load groceries into their car outside the Costco Wholesale store at Christown Spectrum on March 14, 2020, in Phoenix.

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People load groceries into their car outside the Costco Wholesale store at Christown Spectrum on March 14, 2020, in Phoenix.

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People wait in line to enter Costco to shop in Mesa.

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People wait in line to enter Costco to shop in Mesa.

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A sign announces that Major League Baseball has suspended the 2020 spring training season, this is in response to the COVID-19 virus health emergency on March 13, 2020 at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale.

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A sign announces that Major League Baseball has suspended the 2020 spring training season, this is in response to the COVID-19 virus health emergency on March 13, 2020 at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale.

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Alice Chow, a public health scientist with the Arizona Department of Health Services, prepares patient samples to test for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, at the Arizona Department of Health Services lab in Phoenix on March 13, 2020.

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Alice Chow, a public health scientist with the Arizona Department of Health Services, prepares patient samples to test for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, at the Arizona Department of Health Services lab in Phoenix on March 13, 2020.

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Dr. Victor Waddell, the bureau chief for the state health lab with the Arizona Department of Health Services, at the Arizona Department of Health Services lab in Phoenix on March 13, 2020.

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Dr. Victor Waddell, the bureau chief for the state health lab with the Arizona Department of Health Services, at the Arizona Department of Health Services lab in Phoenix on March 13, 2020.

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Alice Chow, a public health scientist with the Arizona Department of Health Services, prepares patient samples to test for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, at the Arizona Department of Health Services lab in Phoenix on March 13, 2020.

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Alice Chow, a public health scientist with the Arizona Department of Health Services, prepares patient samples to test for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, at the Arizona Department of Health Services lab in Phoenix on March 13, 2020.

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Alice Chow, a public health scientist with the Arizona Department of Health Services, prepares patient samples to test for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, at the Arizona Department of Health Services lab in Phoenix on March 13, 2020.

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Alice Chow, a public health scientist with the Arizona Department of Health Services, prepares patient samples to test for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, at the Arizona Department of Health Services lab in Phoenix on March 13, 2020.

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Alice Chow, a public health scientist, and Dr. Victor Waddell, the bureau chief for the state health lab, both with the Arizona Department of Health Services, look on as a Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests patient samples for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, at the Arizona Department of Health Services lab in Phoenix on March 13, 2020.

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Alice Chow, a public health scientist, and Dr. Victor Waddell, the bureau chief for the state health lab, both with the Arizona Department of Health Services, look on as a Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests patient samples for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, at the Arizona Department of Health Services lab in Phoenix on March 13, 2020.

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Kate Fitzpatrick, a virology and serology section supervisor with the Arizona Department of Health Services, puts on protective gear before the first stage of testing patient samples for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, at the Arizona Department of Health Services lab in Phoenix on March 13, 2020.

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Kate Fitzpatrick, a virology and serology section supervisor with the Arizona Department of Health Services, puts on protective gear before the first stage of testing patient samples for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, at the Arizona Department of Health Services lab in Phoenix on March 13, 2020.

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Dr. Victor Waddell, the bureau chief for the state health lab with the Arizona Department of Health Services, holds a COVID-19 testing kit at the Arizona Department of Health Services lab in Phoenix on March 13, 2020.

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Dr. Victor Waddell, the bureau chief for the state health lab with the Arizona Department of Health Services, holds a COVID-19 testing kit at the Arizona Department of Health Services lab in Phoenix on March 13, 2020.

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Kate Fitzpatrick, a virology and serology section supervisor with the Arizona Department of Health Services, tests during the first stage of testing patient samples for COVID-19 at the Arizona Department of Health Services lab in Phoenix on March 13, 2020.

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Kate Fitzpatrick, a virology and serology section supervisor with the Arizona Department of Health Services, tests during the first stage of testing patient samples for COVID-19 at the Arizona Department of Health Services lab in Phoenix on March 13, 2020.

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Robert Truman (SSC Services for Education) uses an electrostatic sprayer to sanitize a drinking fountain, March 12, 2020, at Kyrene de la Mirada Elementary School in  Chandler.

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Robert Truman (SSC Services for Education) uses an electrostatic sprayer to sanitize a drinking fountain, March 12, 2020, at Kyrene de la Mirada Elementary School in Chandler.

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Robert Truman, with SSC Services for Education, uses an electrostatic sprayer to sanitize a classroom on March 12, 2020, at Kyrene de la Mirada Elementary School in Chandler.

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Robert Truman, with SSC Services for Education, uses an electrostatic sprayer to sanitize a classroom on March 12, 2020, at Kyrene de la Mirada Elementary School in Chandler.

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Carol Prager, wears a mask while traveling through Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Terminal 4,  on March 4, 2020.

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Carol Prager, wears a mask while traveling through Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Terminal 4, on March 4, 2020.

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An air traveler checks in with American Airlines at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Terminal 4 on March 4, 2020.

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An air traveler checks in with American Airlines at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Terminal 4 on March 4, 2020.

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Traveling nurse Hannah Curletta waits for her luggage at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Terminal 4 on March 4, 2020. Curletta says she likes wearing a mask to make people more mindful about the coronavirus and cold and flu season.

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Traveling nurse Hannah Curletta waits for her luggage at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Terminal 4 on March 4, 2020. Curletta says she likes wearing a mask to make people more mindful about the coronavirus and cold and flu season.

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Travelers check in with American Airlines at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Terminal 4 on March 4, 2020.

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Travelers check in with American Airlines at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Terminal 4 on March 4, 2020.

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Maggie Villalva, supervisor for LJ's Cleaning Solutions, sanitizes a Valley Metro bus at Tempe Bus Operations & Maintenance on March 6, 2020.

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Maggie Villalva, supervisor for LJ’s Cleaning Solutions, sanitizes a Valley Metro bus at Tempe Bus Operations & Maintenance on March 6, 2020.


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Maggie Villalva, supervisor for LJ's Cleaning Solutions, sanitizes a Valley Metro bus at Tempe Bus Operations & Maintenance on March 6, 2020.

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Maggie Villalva, supervisor for LJ’s Cleaning Solutions, sanitizes a Valley Metro bus at Tempe Bus Operations & Maintenance on March 6, 2020.


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A scientist at Translational Genomics Research Institute in Flagstaff prepares to analyze genetic material from new coronavirus on March 6, 2020.

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A scientist at Translational Genomics Research Institute in Flagstaff prepares to analyze genetic material from new coronavirus on March 6, 2020.

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A scientist at Translational Genomics Research Institute in Flagstaff prepares to analyze genetic material from new coronavirus on March 6, 2020.

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A scientist at Translational Genomics Research Institute in Flagstaff prepares to analyze genetic material from new coronavirus on March 6, 2020.

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A scientist at Translational Genomics Research Institute in Flagstaff prepares to analyze genetic material from new coronavirus on March 6, 2020.

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A scientist at Translational Genomics Research Institute in Flagstaff prepares to analyze genetic material from new coronavirus on March 6, 2020.

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Gov. Doug Ducey listens to speakers on COVID-19 during a news conference at the Arizona Commerce Authority in Phoenix March 30, 2020. Gov. Ducey issued a stay at home order effective close of business March 31.

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Published 9:40 a.m. MT March 31, 2020 | Updated 9:52 a.m. MT March 31, 2020

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Arizona cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, are now nearly 1,300, with 24 known deaths, according to new numbers posted by the Arizona Department of Health Services on Tuesday.

The total identified cases in Arizona is 1,289, according to the most recent state figures. All of Arizona’s 15 counties have at least one recorded case. 

That’s an increase of 132 confirmed cases, or 11%, since Monday, when the state reported 1,157 identified cases and 20 deaths. 

As of Tuesday morning, Pima County recorded six deaths related to COVID-19. Maricopa County had eight and Coconino County three, according to their respective websites. Navajo County announced a death due to COVID-19 on Sunday.

Maricopa County’s Health Department provided more detailed information on its cases. The state’s database shows the county has 788 cases, while the county’s website says 791 confirmed. Of the 791, the county numbers show: 

  • Confirmed cases increased by 102 from Monday to Tuesday.
  • The majority of the cases, 421, or 53%, are male.
  • 17 people under age 19 have tested positive.
  • People aged 20 to 44 make up 39% of positive cases, followed by people 45-64 years old at 36% and people over age 65 at 23%.
  • 18 percent, or 140 cases, are hospitalized.
  • 6 percent, or 51 cases, were in the intensive care unit. The number includes any case that was in the ICU during their illness, the county says.
  • The likelihood of being hospitalized or in the ICU increases with age. Of those aged 20-44, 22 were hospitalized and seven were in the ICU. For people aged 45-64, 48 were hospitalized and 18 were in the ICU. Among those over age 65,  there were 70 hospitalized and 26 in the ICU.
  • Eight people have died.

According to Tuesday’s state update, Maricopa County had 788 identified cases and Pima County had 202. Navajo County had 91 cases, while Coconino had 81. Pinal County had 62, Yavapai County had 21, Apache County had 16, Yuma County had nine, Mohave County had seven, Cochise County had four and Graham County, La Paz County and Santa Cruz County each had two.

Greenlee County and Gila County had each recorded one case. Greenlee, in southeastern Arizona, was the last county to record a case. It has had 35 tests completed, the state’s dashboard shows. 

Cochise County, with four cases, is now believed to have community spread, the county’s Health Department said in a press release on Monday. The county determined it had community spread after an adult female contracted the virus without any recent travel. 

In a press release on Monday, Yuma County said it now had 12 cases, though not all were reflected in the state’s dashboard. All are travel-related and in isolation now.

The state Health Department announced in a press release on Sunday that its COVID-19 dashboard had been enhanced. The state previously provided only a limited scope of the cases. The new dashboard provides a more comprehensive view of the state’s number of cases, breaking it down by the number of cases per week, age and gender. 

The distribution of cases appears to align with the number of tests done. For instance, the age group with the highest percentage of cases, those aged 20 to 44, also are the age group that has had the most tests. 

Most COVID-19 tests come back negative, the state’s dashboard shows, with only 6% of tests coming back positive. 

Of the statewide identified cases, 51% are men and 49% are women.

Last week, the level of community spread escalated from moderate to “widespread,” as listed on the state Health Department’s website. Community spread means the patient who tested positive had no history of traveling to regions of the world affected by the new coronavirus, and also had no known contact with anyone infected.

On Monday, Gov. Doug Ducey issued an executive order further stressing the need for Arizonans to stay home to slow the coronavirus spread, except for necessary trips. A list of previously released businesses, services and government functions deemed “essential” that can keep operating remained unchanged.

The state Health Department website now says both state and private laboratories have completed a total of 19,371 tests for COVID-19. 

The number of cases is likely much higher than official numbers suggest. People have reported trouble getting tested, as health professionals confront confusion over who to test and face a lack of testing supplies.

The state issued new guidance for testing on March 25 to primary care providers saying they should “consider removing this diagnostic ‘tool’ from their toolbox and managing patients with respiratory conditions as if they have COVID-19.”

At a March 25 press conference, state Health Director Dr. Cara Christ said that if infections continue at their current pace, illnesses would peak in April and hospitalizations would peak in May.

“Arizona is still in the opening stages of its COVID-19 outbreak, and the number of cases within the state will increase significantly,” Christ said.

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The Navajo Nation announced on Monday evening it had 148 cases, with five confirmed deaths. 

The 148 cases include the following counties in three states: 69 in Navajo County, 16 in Apache County and 32 in Coconino County in Arizona; 15 in San Juan County, nine in McKinley County and one in Cibola County in New Mexico; and six in San Juan County in Utah. 

The Navajo Nation Department of Health issued a new public health emergency order that implements a curfew and extends the “stay at home” order. 

“The Navajo Police Department, under Police Chief Francisco, will be visible in communities throughout the Nation to make sure people are complying with the new curfew,” Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said. “We need to protect our people.”

The curfew runs from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. and went into effect Monday evening. No details on penalties related to violating curfew have been provided. The curfew excludes essential employees traveling to and from work but they must have documentation.

Republic reporters Rachel Leingang, Maria Polletta and Shondiin Silversmith contributed to this story. 

Reach the reporter at Alison.Steinbach@arizonarepublic.com or at 602-444-4282. Follow her on Twitter @alisteinbach.

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