March 16 Ariz. COVID-19 weekly update reports 5,153 cases, 457 deaths
March 16 Ariz. COVID-19 weekly update reports 5,153 cases, 457 deaths

March 16 Ariz. COVID-19 weekly update reports 5,153 cases, 457 deaths

Cases and hospitalizations for COVID-19 continue to drop in Arizona, according to the state’s weekly data update, but deaths remain at high levels.

On Wednesday, health officials reported 5,153 new COVID-19 cases and 457 new known deaths over the weeklong period ending March 12.

Total reported cases since the pandemic began are at nearly 2 million, and known deaths in Arizona have passed 28,500. 

Wednesday marked the third of the weekly updates to the state’s data dashboard, instead of daily updates that Arizonans became accustomed to following for the latest data on infections, illnesses and deaths.

The previous week’s update added 6,549 cases and 382 deaths, compared with 9,647 cases and 449 deaths the week prior.

This week’s update shows the differences between data reported for the week of March 6-12 and the week of Feb. 27-March 5.


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