SAFFORD — Four more residents of Graham County died as a result of COVID-19 over the past four days.
Graham County Health Department reported three deaths Friday. Two persons were over the age of 65 and one was between the ages of 55 and 64. Two of the victims were Safford residents and one lived on the San Carlos Apache Reservation.
On Monday another death was reported, a Safford resident between the ages of 55 and 64.
That brings the total number of coronavirus-related deaths in January thus far to 13. More than half Graham County’s coronavirus-related deaths — 35 — have occurred since Nov. 1 and there have been 64 total deaths since the start of the pandemic.
The Health Department also reported 112 new cases over the past four days — 33 Friday, 25 Saturday, 37 Sunday and 17 Monday.
That brings the total number of new cases in January thus far to 1,605 — 37 percent more than the month with the next greatest number of new cases since the start of the pandemic.
Graham County Health Department also announced it would conduct another free testing blitz in conjunction with ASU and the Arizona National Guard.
The saliva-based testing blitz will take place Friday, Jan. 29, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Graham County Fairgrounds.
2) Log in / Create an Account
3) Enter site code: SALIVATEST
4) Choose “Graham County Fairgrounds” as Testing Site
5) Choose a time that works best for you.
Those being tested should not eat, drink or smoke for at least 30 minutes before the appointment.
Greenlee County Health Department reported four new cases over the weekend — two Friday and two Sunday.
That brings the total number of new cases in January thus far to 98, and 513 since the start of the pandemic.