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CDC & ADHS identifies Coronavirus in Maricopa County

Post Date:01/26/2020 2:00 PM

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The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and the Maricopa Department of Health announced today that The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed 1 case of Coronavirus in Maricopa County.  Currently there are NO cases, either suspected or confirmed, in Yuma County.

“So far there is no evidence of person-to-person transmission in the United States. All cases in the US were contracted outside of the country,” said Diana Gomez, Director of the Yuma County Public Health Services District. “The Yuma County Public Health District will continue working closely with our partners to monitor, respond and inform the public of any potential threat.”

For the LATEST information on the Coronavirus in Arizona, ADHS has set up a Coronavirus webpage. The CDC has also created a Coronavirus specific webpage.

Everyone should all practice regular flu transmission protocols;

  • Washing hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds. Using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not on hand.
  • Covering their nose and mouth with their elbow or a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoiding touching their eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Limiting close contact, like kissing and sharing cups or utensils, with people who are sick.
  • If you feel sick, stay home and avoid contact with others except for when seeking medical care.

The current risk from the novel Coronavirus 2019 to spread in Yuma County residents is deemed to be LOW at this time. Everyone is encouraged to practice good public health hygiene as this is the height of flu season across the County.

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