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Covid-19 was the last thing on his mind when he went to a crowded bar in Scottsdale, Arizona, Jimmy Flores said.

“We were on the verge of reopening, and we didn’t really care about Covid, to be honest with you,” Flores said.

Two days later, he awoke with a fever of 103 and body sores, Flores told CNN’s Erin Burnett. A week later, he was in the hospital, where he was put on a breathing tube during his week stay.

Arizona has been one of the harder hit areas in the pandemic recently, with cases soaring. The state has at leas