Four more dead in Graham County due to COVID-19

David Bell Graph/Gila Valley Central. COVID-19 cases and deaths in Graham County.

SAFFORD — Four Graham County residents died over the weekend as a result of COVID-19.

The Graham County Health Department announced that two Safford residents, both over the age of 65, died Friday while a Safford resident over the age of 65 and a San Carlos Apache tribal member over the age of 55 died Saturday.

Graham County has experienced 16 deaths due to the pandemic thus far, with 12 of the deaths occurring in the last three weeks.

Graham County also recorded 20 new cases over the weekend — 10 Friday, six Saturday and four Sunday — bringing the county’s total to 549, with 354 active and 179 recovered.

The San Carlos Apache Tribe recorded 35 new cases over the weekend — 16 Friday, 15 Saturday and four Sunday — bringing the tribe’s total to 601. Of that total, 134 cases are still active, 558 have recovered and there have been nine deaths.

There were no new cases reported in Greenlee County, keeping that county’s total at 58, with 14 active, 42 recovered and two deaths.