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Arizona: More than 3,000 new COVID cases for 4th day in row

Posted at 12:49 PM, Sep 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-05 15:49:42-04

PHOENIX (AP) — Health officials in Arizona on Sunday reported more than 3,000 new COVID-19 cases for the fourth consecutive day.

The state's coronavirus dashboard showed 3,071 new cases and one additional death. The latest numbers pushed Arizona's totals to 1,030,430 cases and 18,998 known deaths since the pandemic began more than a year ago.

State health officials reported 3,470 new COVID-19 cases and 26 deaths Thursday, 3,802 cases with 80 deaths Friday and 3,424 new cases Saturday along with 38 more deaths.

The number of confirmed or suspected COVID-19 inpatients in the state's hospitals was 2,062 on Saturday _ down 20 from Friday.

Meanwhile, the number of ICU beds used by COVID-19 patients increased by two to 563. That's the most since mid-February.