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Here is everything you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak in Arizona on March 31

The number of coronavirus cases across the state rose to 1,289, with 24 deaths as of Tuesday morning, according to the state's official numbers.

PHOENIX — Note: For updates from April 1, click here.

There is a lot of news surrounding the coronavirus in Arizona. 

In an effort to track the changes, 12 News has started a daily live blog. 

Here is the live blog for Tuesday, March 31.

Major updates:

  • There are now 1,289 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Arizona
  • 24 people have died of the virus or complications related to the virus in Arizona
  • Gov. Doug Ducey orders Arizona stay-at-home starting Tuesday at 5 p.m. as number of coronavirus cases increase

Here are the national updates for coronavirus on March 31. 
Here is how you can get tested for coronavirus. 

City of Peoria closes park amenities

The city of Peoria will be closing additional amenities within city parks, such as park restrooms, playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts, dog parks, select sports fields, and neighborhood park parking lots, in an effort to stop the spread of coronavirus.

You can find out more on the city's website here.

Mark Ruffalo joins discussion on COVID-19's impact on the Navajo Nation

Actor Mark Ruffalo joined Miss Navajo Nation Shaandiin Parrish and James & Ernie to discuss the importance of staying home during the coronavirus outbreak. 

You can watch the livestream on the Protect the Sacred Facebook page.

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Posted by Protect the Sacred on Tuesday, March 31, 2020

There are now 1,289 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Arizona, 24 deaths

The number of coronavirus cases across the state rose to 1,289, with 24 deaths as of Tuesday morning, according to the state's official numbers.

Cases are up from 1,157 confirmed cases on Monday with 20 deaths. 

One week ago, the state had 326 cases and five deaths. 

Here's a county breakdown:

  • Maricopa: 788
  • Pima: 202
  • Pinal: 62
  • Coconino: 81
  • Navajo: 91
  • Apache: 16
  • Mohave: 7
  • La Paz: 2
  • Yuma: 9
  • Graham: 2
  • Cochise: 4
  • Santa Cruz: 2
  • Yavapai: 21
  • Gila: 1
  • Greenlee: 1

Maricopa County's official numbers on their website show 791 cases of coronavirus in the county as of Tuesday morning. 

The county also changed its age ranges in its test results on Tuesday morning. 

Instead of 0-17, the first age group is now 0-19 years old. There are 17 cases in that age group. 

The new 20-44 age group has 39% of cases, 36% cases fall between 45 and 64 years old and 23% of cases are 65 years and older, as of Tuesday morning. 

Among Maricopa County cases, 140 (18%) were hospitalized and 51 (6%) were in the intensive care unit. Eight people have died in Maricopa County.

Credit: ADHS
March 31 coronavirus cases in Arizona

Arizona bars, restaurants given liquor fee relief

The Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control will put a pause on charging bars and restaurants liquor licensing fees for 90 days starting Tuesday.

RELATED: Here’s how to help Arizona hospitals during the coronavirus outbreak

Tanger Outlets in Glendale to close stores starting 5 p.m. Tuesday

Tanger Outlets near Westgate in Glendale announced it asked its tenants to comply with Gov. Doug Ducey's stay-at-home order starting 5 p.m. Tuesday. 

Grocery stores and pharmacies are not closing. Restaurants can continue to offer take-out and delivery services. 

Here are the stores in the outlet mall.

Sedona recommends visitors postpone plans, says there are 'several cases' of coronavirus

The Sedona Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau said in a statement that it recommends "for the time being, you postpone any plans you have to visit Sedona."

The statement came after Gov. Doug Ducey issued a stay-at-home order starting Tuesday night. 

"This advisory pertains whether you are considering a day trip or a more extended stay, and even if you plan to remain outdoors, hiking, biking or OHV-ing," the statement continued. 

The statement also said that there were "several confirmed cases" of coronavirus in Sedona as of Monday. 

Read the full statement here

Arizona receives more than 1.2 million medical supplies

Arizona has received 75 percent of its Strategic National Stockpile allocation, totaling more than 1.2 million medical supplies to date.

So far, the SNS has provided:

  • 181,260 N95 masks;

  • 532,500 surgical face masks; 

  • 85,248 face shields,

  • 59,631 surgical gowns;

  • 361 coveralls;

  • And 431,438 latex, non-latex and nitrile gloves.

Valley Metro to reduce bus schedule starting April 6

Phoenix to temporarily close playgrounds, other amenities at its public parks

The City of Phoenix announced that it would temporarily close playgrounds, fitness equipment, basketball and volleyball courts and sports complexes at its public parks. 

It would go into effect at 5 p.m. Tuesday. 

It follows similar moves by the cities of Gilbert and Tempe. 

Buckeye implemented similar measures on Tuesday. It closed all playgrounds, sports fields, basketball and volleyball courts, Sunrise dog park and Buckeye skate park at 10 p.m. Tuesday. 

Gov. Doug Ducey orders Arizona stay-at-home as number of coronavirus cases increases

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey issued an executive order Monday restricting residents to their homes as the number of reported coronavirus cases continues to rise in the state, topping 1,000 cases for the first time on Monday morning.

The stay-at-home order will go in effect Tuesday, March 31 at 5 p.m. and last through April 30.

Federal law allows each state or city to decide its own rules when mandating residents to stay home.

Grocery stores and pharmacies are not closing. Restaurants can continue to offer take-out and delivery services.

The order does not change the services considered essential in Arizona. 

Learn more about the stay-at-home order here.

RELATED: Gov. Doug Ducey orders Arizona stay-at-home as number of coronavirus cases increases

Other stories from Monday:

-What you can and can't do under Arizona's stay-at-home order
-12 News, state broadcasters to team up and hold coronavirus town hall with state leaders
-Will Arizonans change their behavior under stay-at-home order?
-Arizona sheriffs no longer admitting people to prison, Departement of Corrections says

Other stories from the past week:

-Perry football player offers to help grocery shop for those stuck inside
-Valley nurse shares what it's like to care for patients as coronavirus looms
- Arizona health leaders confirm not all COVID-19 swabs are tested for results
- Stop most coronavirus testing, Arizona's top health official tells doctors

COVID-19 is believed to be primarily spread through coughs or sneezes. 

It may be possible for the virus to spread by touching a surface or object with the virus and then a person touching their mouth, nose or eyes, but this is not thought to be the main method of spread, the CDC says. 

You should consult your doctor if you traveled to an area currently affected by COVID-19 and feel sick with fever, cough or difficulty breathing. 

There is no vaccine for the coronavirus, so the best way to prevent COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases is to:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently-touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

You can text FACTS to 602-444-1212 to receive more information on the coronavirus and to ask questions.

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