Arizona reports 355 new coronavirus cases and 1 more death

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Berto Cortez, a CVS pharmacy technician, shows how COVID-19 tests are processed in a testing area set up by CVS at St. Vincent de Paul medical clinic, Monday, June 15, 2020, in Phoenix. The Arizona Department of Health Services posted on its website Monday another 1,104 cases of COVID-19 and eight additional deaths, bringing the statewide total number of coronavirus cases to 36,705 and related deaths to 1,194. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

The Arizona Department of Health Services on Sunday reported 355 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and one additional death.

The latest numbers pushed the case total to 220,754 infections statewide and the known death total to 5,706.

Of the nearly 221,000 coronavirus cases in Arizona, more than 143,000 of them are in Maricopa County.

According to Johns Hopkins University data analyzed by The Associated Press, Arizona’s seven-day rolling averages of daily new cases and daily deaths dropped in the past two weeks.

The average of daily new cases went from 774 on Sept. 18 to 485 on Friday while the average of death deaths dropped from 23 to 15.

The number of infections is thought to be far higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected with the virus without feeling sick.

For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks.

For some — especially older adults and people with existing health problems — it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death.

Republished with the permission of the Associated Press.