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