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Williams reports zero cases; Coconino County reports 134 total deaths

Dr. Sabrina Solt conducts coronavirus drive thru COVID-19 swab test in the parking lot at Impact Church May 4, 2020, in Scottsdale, Arizona. Free saliva based testing is available starting Sept. 2 in Flagstaff. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Dr. Sabrina Solt conducts coronavirus drive thru COVID-19 swab test in the parking lot at Impact Church May 4, 2020, in Scottsdale, Arizona. Free saliva based testing is available starting Sept. 2 in Flagstaff. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

As of Sept. 14, there are no active cases of COVID-19 in the city of Williams and one reported case in the 86046 zip code. There have been a cummulative total of 67 cases within the 86046 zip code since the initial spread of the virus in Arizona in early spring, according to Coconino County officials.

Active cases are removed from the list after 14 days, the time experts believe the virus is no longer present.

Ash Fork and Parks each have 1-5 cases recorded since March, and Grand Canyon Village has recorded 47.

There have been 5,536 new tests administered in the state of the coronavirus, but no new deaths as of Sept. 14.

The Arizona Department of Health Services has recorded 208,512 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state since the pandemic began.

The death toll is 5,322.

Coconino County

There are 3,397 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Coconino County and 134 deaths as of Sept. 14.

Testing available

Free saliva-based diagnostic COVID-19 testing is now available at Northern Arizona University (NAU) and Fort Tuthill County Park in Flagstaff.

Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) has partnered with Arizona State University, Arizona Department of Health Services and (NAU) to offer the testing.

Testing will be available beginning Sept. 2 at the NAU Fieldhouse and beginning Sept. 8 at Fort Tuthill County Park.

Testing at Fort Tuthill County Park, 2446 Fort Tuthill Loop, Flagstaff, Arizona is available Sept. 8 onward, Monday - Friday,10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. – noon (saliva testing and nasopharyngeal testing available)

Saliva testing at the NAU Fieldhouse, building #30; 1050 Knoles Drive, Flagstaff is available starting Sept. 2. Testing is open to all and is available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday until November 24. The testing center will be closed on Labor Day.

Individuals seeking COVID-19 saliva testing are asked to register in advance to expedite the testing process. Information and a link to testing registration is available at www.coconino.az.gov/covid19. Those seeking testing will be asked to create an account and enter the agency code SALIVATEST. Although advanced registration is highly encouraged, anyone unable to complete the advanced registration online will be able to register at the testing site.

Test results will be available within 48 - 72 hours from the time specimens arrive at the lab. Those tested will receive the results through an online portal.

Inclement weather may require short pauses in testing site operations to ensure the safety of staff and individuals seeking testing. Notifications of operation pauses will be posted on the Coconino County Facebook page and at the testing sites.

Testing is free of charge and is provided on a first come first served basis. Everyone at the testing site is required to wear a mask or face covering.

More information and resources on COVID-19 is available at www.coconino.az.gov/covid19 or at the County COVID-19 Information Line at (928) 679-7300.

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