PHOENIX — The coronavirus outbreak continues to surge in Arizona, with the state on Saturday reporting over 3,000 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases for the third day in a week and the highest single-day spike since July.
The state reported 3,476 additional cases and 45 deaths. The state’s totals rose to 273,063 cases and 6,300 deaths. As of Friday, 1,470 people were hospitalized with the virus, the most since early August, but still far below the levels reached when Arizona was a national hotspot last summer.
The number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care beds reached 362 on Friday, the most since late August.