Since Friday, the Arizona Department of Health Services has reported two deaths from the COVID-19 virus, and confirmed virus cases in the state have risen from 104 Saturday to 234 Monday, including 2 presumptive cases here in Yuma County.  At the same time, hospitals are preparing for an expected surge of patients across Arizona due to the virus.

Yuma County's health district announced two new presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 on Monday. The cases come two days after the first confirmed case was announced for Yuma County.


Capitol Media Services file photo by Howard Fischer

By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services
PHOENIX -- Gov. Doug Ducey wants federal dollars and an expanded role for the Arizona National Guard, saying the citizens, economy and infrastructure of the state have been "catastrophically affected'' by COVID-19.

City of Somerton

Somerton Mayor Jerry Anaya today announced service modifications to slow the spread of COVID-19. 

Arizona state officials on Saturday confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in Yuma County.