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Arizona reports 5,070 new COVID-19 cases, 78 more deaths

PHOENIX — The daily number of new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Arizona has risen significantly to more than 5,000, state health officials said Friday.

The state’s coronavirus data dashboard reported 5,070 new cases along with 78 more virus-related deaths.

This brings Arizona’s pandemic totals to 1,233,146 cases and 21,886 deaths.

The latest figures come after more than a month of daily cases numbers that have fluctuated between more than 1,000 and more than 3,000.

Two cases in October where the daily number of cases exceeded 5,000 were partially attributed to dashboard overtaking after technical issues.

This fall surge comes as Phoenix told its 14,000 city workers to be vaccinated by Jan. 18.