PHOENIX (AP) — A record number of COVID-19 patients are in the ICU in Arizona.
The Arizona Department of Health Services says a new high of 988 patients with the disease are occupying intensive care unit beds Sunday, accounting for 56% of the beds statewide.
Arizona is having its worst surge since July, when 970 people with the virus were in the ICU _ accounting for 57% of available beds.
The number of available ICU beds is about 10%.
The health department recorded three deaths Sunday, bringing the toll to 8,427.
An additional 1,296 confirmed cases were also reported, bringing the state's total since the pandemic began to 494,337.