Greenlee County at 36 days without a new COVID-19 case

CLIFTON — It’s been well over a month since Greenlee County has recorded a positive case of coronavirus.

Greenlee County Health Department last reported a new case on Aug. 6, meaning the county’s total number of cases is holding at 58, with one case still considered active, 55 recovered and two deaths.

There are five new cases of COVID-19 in Graham County as of Friday.

Graham County Health Department reports two of the cases are in Fort Thomas; and one each in Safford, Pima and on the San Carlos Apache reservation.

That brings Graham County’s total to 772, with 212 cases considered active, 536 recovered and 24 deaths.

Graham County Health Department also announced a testing blitz will take place Saturday, Sept. 19, from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Graham County Fairgrounds near the Ag Building.

The test will be saliva based, rather than the nasal pharyngeal test; however, less invasive nasal swab tests will also be available.

The testing will be free to participants thanks to grant funding from United Way of Graham and Greenlee Counties and the Arizona National Guard.

The San Carlos Apache Tribe reports nine new cases, bringing the tribe’s total to 900. Of that total, 89 of the cases are still active, 796 are recovered and there have been 15 deaths.