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Arizona is issuing a new shutdown order because of the recent COVID-19 spike. Here’s what’s happening

Arizona’s Gov. Doug Ducey has ordered a new shutdown

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Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey answers a question after he announced the latest coronavirus numbers and recent spike in cases during a news conference Thursday, June 11, 2020, in Phoenix.

Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey answers a question after he announced the latest coronavirus numbers and recent spike in cases during a news conference Thursday, June 11, 2020, in Phoenix.

Ross D. Franklin, Associated Press

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has decided to issue new shutdown orders for the state due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, according to NPR.

What’s happening:

  • Duceyissued a new order Monday that would shut down bars, gyms, movie theaters and water parks throughout the state for at least 30 days.
  • Sunday’s total was the seventh time in 10 days that the state added more than 3,000 cases in one day, NPR reports.
  • Ducey said: “Our expectation is that our numbers next week will be worse.”
  • Ducey said (via AZ Central): “Arizonans have been, by and large, terrific, fantastic and responsible. But, we have found some situations in categories where we need to take more aggressive actions, and that’s what we’re going to do today.”
  • Ducey said: “I think we saw the photos and videos of some of the things that were happening around our state this weekend, and the result of that (type of activity) has been an increase in the spread. With this targeted approach, we know that we can pump the brakes.”
  • NPR said: “Most of the state’s bars and nightclubs reopened after Ducey’s stay-at-home orders expired in mid-May. The original order allowed bars with food service to reopen even earlier than White House guidelines recommended.”

Total numbers

  • Arizona has seen more than 74,000 cases total, AZ Central reports.
  • Arizona has seen a spike in COVID-19 cases, reaching more than 3,800 on Sunday in Arizona alone, NPR reports.