/ Modified jun 19, 2020 10:30 a.m.

Arizona sets another record for increases in COVID-19 cases

The state set a third record in four days for daily high numbers of reported new cases.

Arizona COVID-19 one-week snapshot, Oct. 22

Since last week, Arizona reported 6,158 new cases (3% increase), 70 more deaths (1% increase) and a statewide positive test rate of 8.4%. The state reported a daily average of 880 cases and 10 deaths. Choose a Layerlayer and click on a county to learn more.

Credit: Nick O'Gara/AZPM. Sources: ADHS, county health departments, Census 2018 Quick Facts. *Test numbers are totals including diagnostic and serology tests. Positive test rate is calculated using reported case and test totals. Daily reports may not reflect recent data, the state says.

PHOENIX — Arizona’s count of confirmed COVID-19 cases surged again Friday, setting the third record in four days for daily high numbers of reported new cases.

The state Department of Health Services reported 3,246 additional cases, increasing the statewide total to 46,689 with 1,312 deaths, including 41 reported Friday.

Arizona's previous highest daily case count record had been set Thursday, one day prior, at 2,529.

Arizona has become a national coronavirus hot spot since Gov. Doug Ducey lifted stay-home orders last month. Ducey on Wednesday reversed his position and allowed local governments to mandate the use of face coverings in public to slow spread of the coronavirus. Tucson and Flagstaff have imposed mandates and the Phoenix City Council planned to consider imposing one Friday.

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