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Arizona reports over 2K more COVID cases on 4th straight day

COVID-19
Posted at 12:07 PM, Aug 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-07 15:07:38-04

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona on Saturday reported more than 2,000 additional COVID-19 cases for the fourth straight day as the number of virus-related hospitalizations continued to rise.

The state's coronavirus dashboard reported 2,653 additional cases and 34 deaths, increasing the pandemic totals to 943,415 cases and 18,376 deaths.

The dashboard indicates there were 1,358 COVID-19 patients occupying inpatient beds as of Friday, up from 866 two weeks earlier on July 23.

The seven-day rolling average of daily new cases nearly doubled over the past two weeks from 1,145,1 on July 22 to 2,227.6 on Thursday. That's according to Johns Hopkins University data.