PHOENIX (AP) – Arizona on Saturday reported 1,047 additional confirmed daily cases, the largest one-day increase of three weeks. against the background of a growing trend for new cases and a delay in additional deaths.
The additional cases and 14 additional deaths reported Saturday at the state’s coronavirus dashboard increased the overall Arizona pandemic to 863,571 and 17,388 deaths.
In Pima County, 106 new cases of COVID-19 were reported on Saturday with 3 deaths.
COVID-19-related hospitalizations have risen to more than 600 in recent days, with 635 since Friday, after varying between 500 and 600 for most of April, according to the scoreboard. The figures remain well below the pandemic peak of 5,082 on January 1
The seven-day moving average of new daily cases in Arizona increased in the last two weeks from 624 on April 15 to 736 on Thursday, while the moving average daily mortality in the state fell from 16.2 to 12.3 for the same period, according to data of Johns Hopkins University.
The number of infections is thought to be much higher than reported, as many people have not been tested, and studies show that people can become infected with the virus without feeling unwell.
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