/ Modified nov 22, 2021 11:48 a.m.

Arizona reports 3,249 new cases of COVID-19, two new deaths

The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Arizona reached 2,470 on Sunday.

coronavirus 2 hero This transmission electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19—isolated from a patient in the U.S.

Arizona health officials reported 3,249 new cases of COVID-19 across the state on Monday and two new deaths.

The state has seen 1,245,127 cases and 21,942 deaths since the pandemic began.

The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Arizona also increased, reaching 2,470 on Sunday. Only 6% of hospital beds were available.

Health officials have warned that COVID-19 cases are on the rise in the state heading into the Thanksgiving holiday.

The seven-day rolling average of new cases reached 4,497 on Monday, up from 2,572 a month earlier, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University.

Citing the increase in cases, Pima County health officials last week recommended booster shots of the COVID-19 for every eligible person over age 18.

Credit: Nick O'Gara/AZPM. Sources: The New York Times, based on reports from state and local health agencies, Census Bureau. Case reports do not correspond to day of test.

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