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Arizona on pace of reporting over 3,000 virus cases per day

Posted at 3:14 PM, Sep 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-04 18:14:11-04

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona on Saturday stayed on its recent pace of reporting more than 3,000 additional COVID-19 cases per day.

The state reported 3,424 additional cases and 38 virus-related deaths, increasing the pandemic totals to over 1,027,000 cases and nearly 19,000 deaths.

Meanwhile, COVID-19-related hospitalizations continue to climb, with 2,082 virus patients occupying hospital beds as of Friday. That's the most since mid-February, according to the dashboard.

The seven-day rolling average of daily new cases rose over the past two weeks from 2,941 on Aug. 19 to 3,152 on Thursday. The rolling average of daily deaths also rose.