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Arizona to start reporting COVID-19 data on weekly basis

COVID-19
Posted at 7:22 PM, Feb 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-18 21:22:44-05

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona health officials will soon go from releasing new state COVID-19 statistics every day to every week.

Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona, who has been a special adviser to Gov. Doug Ducey, announced the change Friday on the state Department of Health Services' website. In a blog post, Carmona said it was the right time to cut down to updating the state dashboard weekly "with all COVID-19 metrics steadily declining."

The post also had sign-offs from chief clinical officers at Arizona's major hospital systems.

The state will release new data every Wednesday beginning March 2.