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Yuma County reports ninth coronavirus case

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YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - Yuma County is now reporting nine cases of coronavirus.

Yuma County Public Health Services District says all four additional cases are travel related and all patients are in isolation.

Health officials are continuing investigations to identify close contacts who may have been exposed.

These four latest cases were released Sunday afternoon by the county. They come shortly after a fifth case was reported Saturday.

“There is widespread transmission across Arizona. The majority of people infected with COVID-19 show mild, moderate or no systems, yet they are still capable of transmitting the disease," says Diana Gomez, Director of Public Health.

"Our friends, family and neighbors with underlying medical conditions, regardless of their age, are at an increased risk of complications. By practicing preventive measures including social distancing, we can all do our part to help slow the spread of the disease and to protect those at highest risk. This allows our healthcare system to be able to respond without being overwhelmed,” Gomez continued.

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Ericka Conant

Ericka Conant has served as a Digital Content Producer since October 2019. Originally from El Centro, she calls the Desert Southwest her home.

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