February 21, 2021 / Modified feb 21, 2021 11:21 a.m.

CDC says Arizona ranks third in the country for COVID-19 deaths per capita

State reports more than 1,800 new COVID-19 cases and 25 additional deaths

coronavirus 3 hero A Centers for Disease Control illustration of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
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Arizona health officials on Sunday reported 1,804 new COVID-19 cases and 25 additional deaths. The latest numbers increased the state’s pandemic totals to 807,967 cases and 15,505 known deaths.

The number of infections is thought to be far higher than reported because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected with the virus without feeling sick.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control said Saturday that Arizona ranked third in the country for COVID-19 deaths per capita over the last seven days and 19th in cases. Arizona led the nation in both categories at times in January.

Pima county reported 247 new cases today, with 3 new deaths. Cochise County had 40 new cases with 32 new deaths,

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