Arizona reports largest single-day increase in virus cases in 3 weeks, as death rate trends down

Muri Assunção, New York Daily News
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Arizona reported 1,074 new COVID-19 infections on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases to 863,571. The state also reported 14 coronavirus-related deaths, raising the total number of fatalities to 17,388.

The numbers were released by the Arizona Department of Health Services.

According to The Associated Press, the number of new cases represents the largest single-day increase in three weeks.

The total number of infections is believed to be even higher, as many asymptomatic people weren’t tested early in the pandemic, the AP reported.

According to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, Arizona’s seven-day rolling average of daily new cases rose over the past two weeks from 624 on April 15 to 736 on Thursday.

The state’s rolling average of daily deaths dropped from 16.2 to 12.3 during the same period.

Hospitalizations have hovered just above 600, after staying between 500 and 600 in April.

As of Saturday, more than 2.9 million people in Arizona had received at least one dose of the vaccine. More than 2.2 million are fully vaccinated.

The state has about 5.6 million adults, age 18 and older.