/ Modified aug 12, 2021 11:44 a.m.

Arizona reports 2,970 more COVID-19 cases, most in 6 months

The number of virus patients occupying hospital beds also continued to climb on Thursday.

Coronavirus Illustration This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
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Arizona has reported 2,970 additional COVID-19 cases, the most reported in a single day in the past six months.

The number of virus patients occupying hospital beds also continued to climb on Thursday.

Along with reporting more than 2,000 additional cases for the ninth day this month, the state’s coronavirus dashboard also reported six more virus deaths.

The pandemic totals increased to 955,767 cases and 18,412 deaths.

According to the state's coronavirus dashboard, there were 1,527 virus patients occupying hospital beds as of Wednesday. That's a level last seen in February as the winter surge wound down.


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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