Arizona Sees No New Virus Deaths For 1st Time In A Month

Apr 27, 2020

Arizona health officials have reported no new virus deaths for the first time in a month.

Dr. Cara Christ, director of the Department of Health Services, at a coronavirus briefing with Gov. Doug Ducey.
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Monday's report from the Health Services Department did show 190 new cases as the statewide confirmed case count climbed to 6,716. The state saw its first death on March 21. The only days since then without fatalities before Monday were March 23 and March 26. Last week saw a major surge of deaths. But officials warned that that likely resulted from a boost in cases weeks ago and was likely to slow as hospitalizations level off.