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Social distancing, face masks may be flattening curve in Arizona (AZ Bigmedia.com)

“What we’re doing with social distancing seems to be working because we’re already starting to see that slope flatten out,” Dr. Rebecca Sunenshine, Maricopa County’s medical director for disease control, said in a press conference Wednesday. “The evidence shows that if you pull back (social distancing guidelines) all at once, you might see another peak.”

Arizona health officials recommended last week that Arizonans wear nonmedical face coverings when outside the home to prevent transmission of the novel coronavirus that causes the respiratory disease COVID-19.

“What they are finding in the data is that people can be spreading the virus up to two days before they start showing symptoms,” Dr. Cara Christ, the Arizona Department of Health services director, told the Arizona Republic. “So there’s that asymptomatic spread. If you wear a mask when you are out in public, you are less likely to expose others.”

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