Greenlee COVID-19 free for 17 days

CLIFTON — It’s now been 17 days without a new cases of COVID-19 in Greenlee County.

The Greenlee County Health Department reports the county’s total is holding at 58 through Sunday, with just three active cases, 53 recovered and two deaths.

On June 30, the Greenlee County Board of Supervisors voted 2-1 to mandate the wearing of face coverings outside the home, in addition to adhering to the governor’s executive order of limiting public gatherings to no more than 50.

Due to that gathering limitation, the County Administrator recently shutdown a girls softball tournament in Duncan.

Organizers of the Aug. 15 youth tournament — which involved teams from Willcox and Globe as well as Duncan — failed to notify the county of its intention to use county facilities, and started play without restroom facilities open or running water.

Another 18 new COVID-19 cases were added to Graham County’s total over the weekend.

Graham County Health Department announced there were 13 new cases Friday and five Saturday. Officials said any cases testing positive Sunday would be included in Monday’s update.

Graham County is at 669 cases, with 347 cases still active, 300 recovered and 22 deaths.

The San Carlos Apache Tribe reported more than 40 new cases were tested positive on the reservation this weekend, with 11 Friday, 26 Saturday and seven Sunday.

That brings the tribe’s total to 747, with 117 cases still active, 619 recovered and 11 deaths.