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Arizona: Latest updates on coronavirus

The Sonoran Desert near Phoenix, Arizona.
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Last updated on Friday, March 27 at 12:25 p.m. E.T.

Arizona has reported 665 cases of COVID-19 and 13 deaths as of Friday (March 27), according to the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS). 

This puts Arizona about in the middle of the list of states for the most U.S. coronavirus cases.

Currently, the level of community spread in the state is "widespread," ADHS said.

Starting Friday (March 20), all restaurants in counties with confirmed COVID-19 cases will be required to offer take-out options only; and bars, movie theaters and gyms will be required to close, ADHS said. In addition, all elective surgeries should be halted. Officials also delayed expiration dates for Arizona drivers licenses so people don't have to visit the state's Motor Vehicle Division to get them renewed.

ADHS also recommends the cancellation or postponement of gatherings of more than 10 people. 

Schools are closed sate-wide from Monday, March 16 through Friday, April 10.

Officials also recommend telework or "other alternatives" to going into work, when possible. 

Cases by county:

  • Pinal: 36
  • Maricopa: 399
  • Pima: 102
  • Graham: 4
  • Navajo: 49
  • Coconino: 41
  • Yavapai: 9
  • Santa Cruz: 2
  • Apache:11
  • Cochise: 2
  • Mohave: 4
  • La Paz: 2
  • Yuma: 4