/ Modified dec 13, 2021 1:32 p.m.

Arizona reports 2,391 new COVID-19 cases but no deaths

Hospitals are more crowded because of large numbers of patients being treated for non-virus-related reasons.

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 is reporting fewer than 3,000 new COVID-19 cases for the first time in nearly two weeks.

The state on Monday reported 2,391 additional confirmed cases. But there were no new virus-related deaths.

The lower figures might partially be attributed to a lag in reporting figures on the weekends.

Now the state’s pandemic total number of cases is 1,318,580 cases. The number of deaths remains 23,040.

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 remained about the same with 2,688 patients as of Sunday.

Still, hospitals are more crowded because of large numbers of patients being treated for non-virus-related reasons.

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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