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Arizona reports 1,154 additional COVID-19 cases, 96 deaths

Arizona reported more than 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 and nearly 100 new deaths on Thursday, March 4. Arizona Public Health Director Dr. Cara Christ is shown. (File photo by Howard Fischer/For the Miner)

Arizona reported more than 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 and nearly 100 new deaths on Thursday, March 4. Arizona Public Health Director Dr. Cara Christ is shown. (File photo by Howard Fischer/For the Miner)

PHOENIX - Arizona on Thursday reported 1,154 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases and 96 deaths as seven-day rolling averages of daily new cases and daily deaths dropped amid the continued slowing of the coronavirus outbreak.

The latest figures reported by the state increased the pandemic totals to 821,108 cases and 16,185 cases, according to the state's coronavirus dashboard.

COVID-19-related inpatient hospitalizations dropped to 1,072 as of Wednesday, the fewest since Nov. 13 when the fall and winter surge was on the rise.

The rolling average of daily new cases dropped from 1,687.1 to 1,140.9 Wednesday while the rolling average of daily deaths declined from 85.9 to 66.2 during the same period, according to data from The COVID Tracking Project.

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