Arizona sees 3,748 new confirmed virus cases, 160,041 total
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Department of Health Services says the state has 3,748 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, bumping the total to 160,041.
Health officials reported Saturday that Arizona saw an additional 144 coronavirus-related deaths.
More than 3,200 people have died from the virus in the state.
Among the tests given statewide, 12.6% of them are showing positive for COVID-19, the state said. A week ago, 12.2% of statewide tests showed positive.
The coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough, for most people. For some people who contract the virus, especially those who are older or have underlying health conditions, it can cause more severe illness and death. The vast majority of people who are diagnosed with COVID-19 recover.