COVID kills 32 in Arizona
PHOENIX - Arizona on Saturday reported over 30 additional COVID-19 deaths and over 2,300 additional confirmed cases amid continued gradual slowing of the state's third virus surge.
The 31 deaths and 2,358 cases increased the state's pandemic totals to 20,350 deaths and 1,116,419 cases, according to state health officials.
COVID-19-related hospitalizations continued to range below 1,800, with 1,753 virus patients occupying hospital beds as of Friday, the dashboard reported.
According to Johns Hopkins University, the seven-day rolling average of daily new cases in Arizona declined from 2,467.1 on Sept. 23 to 2,405.1 on Thursday while the rolling average of daily deaths dropped from 51.1 to 40 during the same period. During the current surge, daily reported increases in cases reached as high as 4,740 while daily reported increases in the death toll topped 100 three times.