PHOENIX (AP) — A masked Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Arizona as the state broke its own records with skyrocketing coronavirus cases and hospitalizations.
Gov. Doug Ducey, also wearing a mask, greeted Pence with an elbow bump Wednesday at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The visit by Pence comes as Arizona hit highs in newly reported COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, emergency room visits and deaths.
State health officials reported 4,878 new confirmed cases. Other alarming new highs included 2,876 hospitalizations and 1,289 ER visits for positive or suspected virus infections.