PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) –The Arizona Department of Health 北京福彩官网 (ADHS) announced on Sunday one of the two “presumptive positive” coronavirus cases in Arizona is a member of the American Leadership Academy, Ironwood K-12 community in Queen Creek. The patient is reportedly fully recovered from the virus. The public health department believes the risk on campus is very low since the person wasn't there while ill.
Saturday morning, the new numbers were released that indicated the two new “presumptive positive” coronavirus cases in our state. ADHS said that their department and Pinal County Public Health Department are currently investigating the cases. The ages and genders of the patients are unknown. ADHS said the two new cases are both in the same household as another patient, a woman in her 40s who is currently in stable condition in the hospital, according to Pinal County health officials.
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At a news conference Friday, Maricopa County officials said the woman is a health care worker who works in Maricopa County and lives in Pinal County. At this time, the patient's exposure is under investigation.
Health officials say this case could be the first community spread case in Arizona, meaning how she contracted the virus is unknown. She hasn’t been out of the country北京福彩官网.
“Last night, we received information and confirmation from the Arizona state lab that one of the people we tested for COVID-19 had come back as presumptive positive,” said Dr. Shauna McIsaac, Pinal County Department of Public Health on Saturday.
County health officials say they are currently interviewing and testing people that this woman came in contact with. However, they can't release any information as to who she is.
“In public health, we are obligated for absolute confidentiality about the case and because of that we area unable to share anything identifying about the case," said Dr. Rebecca Sunenshine with the Maricopa County Department of Public Health.
“The COVID-19 outbreak is rapidly evolving and based on events in other states, we expect additional cases and community spread in Arizona,” said Dr. Cara Christ, ADHS director. “Keeping Arizonans safe and healthy is our number one priority and we are confident the public health system in Arizona is well prepared to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.”
COVID-19 IN ARIZONA
- People tested: 56
- Confirmed positive: 2
- Presumptive positive: 3
- Results pending: 7
- Ruled out: 44
Dr. Cara Christ, the director of the Arizona Department of Health 北京福彩官网 stopped by Good Morning Arizona to answer questions about coronavirus.
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A total of three people has tested positive for coronavirus in the state. One case has been confirmed positive by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; two cases presumptive positive pending official confirmation from the CDC.
The single confirmed case is a person in the Arizona State University community who had traveled to Wuhan, China北京福彩官网, where this new virus originated. We've known about that since late January.
Coronavirus, which is also known as COVID-19, is a respiratory illness that originated in Wuhan, China北京福彩官网. The symptoms are similar to those of a common cold or the flu, including a runny nose, cough, sore throat, headache, and a fever that can last for a couple of days.
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