Liz Curren, 34, of Phoenix, has been watching over her husband, Russell, 37, since he grew to become contaminated with the virus greater than per week in the past. His signs have included extreme physique aches, chills and ache in his lungs and kidneys. The couple and 4 different relations gathered at Christmas however took each precaution like sporting masks. But, Russell Curren and three others ended up later testing optimistic. Liz Curren has examined unfavorable thrice.
“I completely suppose there’s extra or there ought to be extra performed,” Liz Curren mentioned, reflecting on the leap in circumstances. “No matter’s being performed will not be working. I don’t really feel like golf equipment and bars and gymnasiums ought to be open.”
In the meantime, the loss of life toll in Arizona from the pandemic is now nearing 10,000. State well being officers on Thursday reported 297 new virus-related deaths. Most of them have been attributed to current critiques of previous loss of life certificates.
The state additionally tallied 9,913 newly confirmed COVID-19 circumstances on Thursday, bringing the general whole to date to 584,593.
Arizona has the worst coronavirus analysis fee within the nation, with 1 out of each 119 individuals within the state testing optimistic previously week, well being officers mentioned.
Simply 5 months in the past, President Donald Trump hailed Arizona as a mannequin for the way it handled the COVID-19 pandemic. After a stay-at-home order early within the pandemic was step by step lifted, the Republican governor declined to reimpose restrictions like neighboring California, which is also seeing a surge in infections and overwhelmed hospitals. In Arizona, indoor eating is allowed and gymnasiums are open at restricted capability, companies which have been extra restricted in lots of different states.