PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona health officials reported more than 3,000 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases on Sunday, as virus-related hospitalizations remained near peaks seen during the fall wave.
The 3,086 additional cases and two additional deaths reported by the Department of Health’s coronavirus dashboard raised the state’s pandemic totals to 1,214,419 cases and 21,653 known deaths.
On Saturday, Arizona health officials reported 3,985 new cases and 51 deaths.
COVID-19-related hospital admissions during the current wave initially peaked in early September, before gradually increasing again in late October.
The dashboard reported that 2,100 COVID-19 patients occupied hospital beds on Friday, surpassed only by the latest peak of 2,113 on Wednesday and the earlier peak of 2,103 on September 11.
According to data from John Hopkins University, the seven-day moving average of daily new cases has risen in the past two weeks from 2,574.4 on Oct. 28 to 3,494.7 on Thursday.
The moving average of daily deaths fell from 57.4 to 36 over the same period.
On Sunday, Pima County reported 445 new cases of COVID 19 and no new deaths.
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