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Family of First Fatal COVID-19 Case Shares Story

A 54-year-old woman died from coronavirus early this week, making her the first fatal case in Pima County. The family is sharing its story and urging the community to take this pandemic seriously, wanting the death to "mean something and help show Tucson what is happening and the severity of it.”

The woman's symptoms began with a fever and quickly developed into back pain and then into trouble breathing. No one else in the family has developed any symptoms, but the woman’s children and husband are now under quarantine for at least 14 days from her death.

Tucson City Council Urges Governor to Declare Shelter-In-Place Order

The Mayor and Tucson City Council yesterday voted to urge Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey to issue an Executive Order to force stricter actions to help stem the spread of COVID-19 in our state, including the issuance of a shelter-in-place order, which would direct the closure of non-essential operations throughout Arizona.

Mayor and Council also endorsed Tucson Mayor Regina Romero's March 17 declaration of a local emergency and her use of emergency powers during the coronavirus pandemic.

Get the Latest City Information on COVID-19

Call the City Service Impacts Hotline, (520) 791-2540, with questions about how City business is being conducted during this community emergency. Call takers are available for both English and Spanish speakers.

To stay up to date on the latest City updates, visit the City's COVID-19 website. You will find video messages, current number of cases/deaths in the state and Pima County, City department information, resources for parents, senior citizens, business owners, and much more.

Shared Mobility During COVID-19

The City of Tucson is working with its partners to help people get to the places they need to go and minimizing the risk of spreading COVID-19. Bird has temporarily suspended e-scooter operations in Tucson during this time. Razor is continuing operations and has deployed scooters near essential services to help people access grocery stores, pharmacies, and health facilities.

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