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Arizona nears 8,000 cases of coronavirus

Arizona is approaching 8,000, with more than 300 new cases overnight.

According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, as of Friday, May 1, there were 7,962 reported cases of COVID-19 in the state, with 330 deaths.

The Maricopa County Public Health Department reports 4,126 cases (30 fewer than the state’s number) and 152 deaths in Arizona’s most populous county.

Using the US Census Bureau’s 2019 population estimates, Arizona has 109.4 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Maricopa County has 92.7 cases per 100,000 people. Navajo and Apache counties have more than 600 cases per capita.

For most people, coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms such as fever and cough that subside in a few weeks. For some people, especially the elderly and those with pre-existing health problems, it can cause more serious illness, such as pneumonia, and even death. Most people will recover.

Arizona is under a stay-at-home order after Governor Doug Ducey extended the stay-at-home order through May. Retailers will resume selling merchandise from Monday, May 4, with further changes expected on Friday, May 8.

The governor and other officials are debating how to proceed with reopening restaurants for dine-in.

Stories of support in Scottsdale

On Wednesday, the last week of April 2020, Scottsdale’s outreach and nonprofit communities will donate over £8,700 of food to people in need who are members of Scottsdale School families through the support of the United Food Bank. Distributed.

During the 2020 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, many local households have reached out to the Vista del Camino Food Bank in South Scottsdale, located at 7700 E. Roosevelt St., for nutritional value. Distribution of expensive meals has become the most important lifeline in an uncertain economic climate.

But the vision of community service realized today in Scottsdale was conceptually founded in 1975 by community advocate Frances Young.

What is now Scottsdale’s complex outreach service community was once a figment of the imagination. But as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, an empathetic approach to community service is proving essential.

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