Arizona reports more than 2,000 COVID-19 cases for 6th day | Arizona and Regional News


PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona is continuing a nearly week-long streak of more than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases a day.

State health officials reported 2,191 new confirmed cases but no new deaths Monday. The daily case count is down somewhat from the past three days, where cases were as high as 2,800.

On Monday, Pima County reported 112 new cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths. 

Since the pandemic began, Arizona has seen 948,245 cases and 18,388 deaths.

Experts have said the highly contagious delta variant is behind surges in cases and hospitalizations being seen all over the country.

In Arizona, virus-related hospitalizations continue to climb with 1,380 as of Sunday. Some hospital leaders have warned that health care systems could be on a trajectory to facing huge surges like last summer and winter.

Meanwhile, the state dashboard shows over 3.8 million — or 53.4% of the state’s eligible population — have received at least one vaccine dose and more than 3.3 million are fully vaccinated.

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