COVID-19 Infections Are Surging in Arizona

PHOENIX — Coronavirus infections are surging in Arizona, hospitalizations for COVID-19 are increasing and more people are dying since the state relaxed stay-at-home orders last month.

But Republican Gov. Doug Ducey is not requiring residents of the Grand Canyon state to wear masks in public.

The decision seems to be following U.S. President Donald Trump’s lead: Get the state reopened and keep the face masks in your pocket.

Public health and medical officials outside state government have started pleading with Arizonans to wear masks after a recent surge in cases that is threatening to set off a cascade of new hospitalizations.

An Associated Press analysis found Arizona had a rolling average of fewer than 400 new cases a day when the state’s shutdown was lifted on May 15. It shot up two weeks later and surpassed 1,000 new cases a day by early this week.


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