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Reported Arizona Deaths From Coronavirus Outbreak Exceed 300

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The number of reported Arizona deaths linked to the coronavirus outbreak now exceeds 300.

The state Department of Health Services reported 304 deaths as of Wednesday, an increase of 11 from the number reported Tuesday. The department reported 7,202 COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday, an increase of 254 from the number reported Tuesday. The state tracks confirmed cases, but a lack of testing and the fact that many people have few or no symptoms means the number of cases is likely much higher. The state plans a “testing blitz” over the coming three Saturdays where it hopes to test 10,000 to 20,000 people each day. Last week saw a major surge of deaths, with three days of 20 or more. 

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