COVID-19 deaths in Arizona climb to six

PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Health Services is reporting that the number of deaths statewide directly linked to the COVID-19 virus is up to six.

Two of the deceased lived in Maricopa County and a third was a Coconino County man in his 50s. No other details have yet been released about the other three other deaths.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Arizona has climbed to 401. Graham County did not release an update Tuesday, so that presumptive total includes the two already confirmed cases. Cochise County is reporting one and Greenlee County still reports no confirmed cases as of Wednesday afternoon.

On Monday, Gov. Ducey issued an executive order prohibiting the closure of 23 essential services, including health care, first responders, local governments and infrastructure, grocery stores, agri-business, gas stations, nonprofit organizations, the media and outdoor recreation, including golf courses.

The website has been established to allow residents to gather information as well as offer donations and services to help others during the pandemic.