State health officials say the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases has now surpassed 100,000 and younger people, not the elderly, are making up more than half of all cases.
The Arizona Department of Health Services said Monday more than 62,000 of the 101,441 reported cases involve people younger than 44 years old. DHS Director Dr. Cara Crist says it’s those between ages 20 and 44 who can drive community spread of COVID-19. She urges the public to take simple precautions like wearing face-coverings and avoiding large gatherings. Last week, Gov. Doug Ducey ordered bars, gyms and movie theaters to close for three weeks in Arizona.