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Maricopa County sees first COVID-19 related death
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Maricopa County sees first COVID-19 related death


PHOENIX — The Arizona Department of Health Companies and products and the Maricopa County Department of Public Health have confirmed the first COVID-19 related death in Arizona.

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According to the ADHS, the individual was a male in his 50s with underlying health stipulations.

The Maricopa County Department of Public Health is reportedly in the means of notifying terminate contacts of the individual and will ask them to monitor themselves for symptoms.

“We utter our deepest sympathy to the family and pals grieving their beloved one during this complicated time,” said Dr. Cara Christ, director of the ADHS. “COVID-19 is a serious disease that can be fatal in anyone, especially our elderly population and of us with underlying health stipulations. We interrogate to gaze extra cases of COVID-19 in Arizona, and there can be extra deaths. It’s imperative that everyone takes precautions to offer protection to you and your family from this disease.”

According to ADHS, Arizona has seen 64 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Friday.

The identification of the patient that died has now not been released. Or now not it’s unclear the place in Maricopa County the person lived.

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