Indoor dining in Arizona will now be limited to 50% occupancy, Gov. Doug Ducey announced at a news conference on Thursday.
“We have had a brutal June in Arizona,” the governor said, as the state saw a 50% increase in Covid-19 cases. The state reported a total of at least 108,614 Covid-19 cases.
He emphasized that residents are safer at home and should continue staying at home.
The governor also said the United States was seeing a decrease in number of daily cases through the month of May but in June, when Arizona’s number began to climb so did the total numbers for the United States.
“It's possible that Arizona was the front of that wave of increases in these cases and the actions that we're taking can lead the way for our state to navigate forward," Ducey said.
Note: These numbers were released by the state of Arizona, and may not line up exactly in real time with CNN’s database drawn from Johns Hopkins University and the Covid Tracking Project.