Arizona Reports 233 New Virus Cases, 6 More Known Deaths

May 18, 2020

Arizona health officials are reporting six more known deaths from the coronavirus outbreak with 233 new cases of COVID-19.

After being closed for several weeks due to the coronavirus outbreak, Chandler Fashion Center Mall welcomes back patrons Sunday, May 17, 2020, in Chandler, Ariz. While the mall was open, many of the chain stores remained closed.
Credit AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin

The number of cases statewide has increased to 14,170 as of early Monday with the number of coronavirus deaths now at 686. The latest numbers come the weekend after the Arizona Department of Health Services began a two-week extension of a “testing blitz” for COVID-19. The extension started on Saturday with more than 70 sites in at least nine counties participating in the weekend event. The department said testing was being made available for anyone who thinks they have been exposed and could be infected.