Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) on Monday announced that all bars, gyms, and theaters in the state must close by 8 p.m., due to a surge in coronavirus cases. During an afternoon briefing, Ducey said the "aspirational goal" is to have the number of coronavirus cases drop enough so those establishments can reopen in 30 days, the Arizona Republic reports. "With this targeted approach, we know that we can pump the brakes," Ducey declared. He also prohibited gatherings of 50 or more people. There are more than 74,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Arizona as of Monday evening, and more than 3,000 new cases have been recorded on five of the last seven days. Data shows that as of Sunday, 84 percent of hospital beds and 88 percent of ICU beds are being used by COVID-19 and other patients.
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