Graham County COVID-19 death toll at eight

SAFFORD — Graham County Health Department announced Wednesday two new deaths resulting from COVID-19.

Both of the victims lived in Safford and both were over the age of 65. No other information about the victims was released.

That brings the county death toll due to COVID-19 to eight, with four of those deaths occurring in the last 14 days.

The Health Department also reported seven new positive cases, bringing the county’s total to 449, with 345 active and 96 recovered.

The San Carlos Apache Tribe announced 21 new cases, bringing the tribe’s total to 472, with 180 active, 285 recovered and seven deaths.

Peridot District has experienced 168 of the cases, while 107 have been in Bylas.

Greenlee County Health Department announced two new cases Wednesday, bringing that county’s total to 54, with 30 active, 22 recovered and two deaths.