PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona on the second day of 2021 reported nearly 8,900 additional known COVID-19 cases, giving the state a two-day pandemic high for new cases.
Added to the 10,060 cases reported Friday, the 8,883 cases reported Saturday produced a two-day total of 18,943 and increased the statewide overall tally of cases since the pandemic began to 539,150.
The state's previous two-day high was 17,649 on Dec. 13-14.
Arizona on Saturday also reported 46 deaths, increasing the pandemic's death toll to 9,061.
Arizona had the second-worst COVID-19 diagnosis rate over the past week, behind only California.