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Arizona now leads the entire country in new COVID-19 cases increasing

Arizona now has the unwanted distinction of being the U.S state with the highest number of growing COVID-19 cases.

Altogether, the copper state has 11,736 cases. Of those, Maricopa County has the majority with 6,219. This is accurate as of Monday evening, May 11th.

Arizona is 23rd in the nation with the total number of coronavirus cases. Taking into account statewide population, 1 in 620 Arizona residents currently has COVID-19.

May 8 saw the highest number of added cases in one day with 581. That number only includes those who were tested. It is unknown how many Arizonans could be affected.

According to a YouGov survey, only 36% of Arizonans wear a face mask while in public.

Jeff Kode

Jeff Kode has previously written articles for The Arizona Republic, as well as other publications including Echo Magazine and IONAZ Magazine. He is an enthusiastic movie lover, and enjoys discovering new music. He was previously on air middays with his own show The Sugar Rush, 6-9 am on The Morning Beat with Steve and Jeff, and can now be heard during the afternoon drive 3 to 5 pm at 88.7 The Pulse.