February 2, 2021

COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations declining in Arizona

Arizona still has the third-worst diagnosis rate in the country

coronavirus 3 hero A Centers for Disease Control illustration of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

COVID-19 hospitalizations and confirmed new cases in Arizona continue to drop. The state Department of Health Services on Tuesday reported 2,938 additional cases and 238 deaths, increasing Arizona’s pandemic totals to 765,083 cases and 13,362 deaths.

There were 3,513 COVID-19 patients occupying hospital inpatient beds as of Monday, down from the pandemic high of 5,082 on Jan. 11.

Seven-day rolling averages of daily new cases and daily deaths in Arizona both dropped over the past two weeks. That's according to data from The COVID Tracking Project.

Arizona had the third-worst COVID-19 diagnosis rate among U.S. states over the past week, behind Texas and South Carolina.

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