A public health advisory has been issued by the Arizona Department of Health to warn residents to stay home following a coronaviruses outbreak that is impacting the state’s health care system.
The state health department issued the alert on Friday, saying it was “prepared to respond” if there is a spike in cases of coronavira infections among people who had visited the state.
It said that since the beginning of January, there had been at least 3,800 new coronavirotosis cases in the state, but only 513 of those cases had been diagnosed.
The department has said the majority of the new cases were traced to a person visiting Arizona from California.
The alert is the latest sign that the spread of coronas to the United States is growing.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that the number of coronases reported worldwide in January was up 5.8 percent from the same period a year ago.
The outbreak, which has spread to the states of California, New York and Texas, is believed to be the largest in the US since the pandemic of 1918.
It has killed more than 6,000 people and infected about 5 million, making it the world’s deadliest outbreak of coronovirus since 1918.