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More Than 1,100 Coronavirus Cases Reported Behind Bars In Arizona

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The combined total of county jail inmates, state prisoners and federal immigration detainees in Arizona who have tested positive for the coronavirus has surpassed 1,100 cases.

Authorities report 496 positive cases among inmates in county jails, 318 among state prisoners and 317 among immigration detainees. Arizona has emerged as a COVID-19 hot spot since Republican Gov. Doug Ducey lifted his stay-home orders in mid-May.  Across the state on Monday, the number of new cases was slightly down from a day earlier. There have been 2,196 additional cases, down from 2,592 on Sunday.