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Arizona reports just 50 new COVID-19 cases and no deaths

July 5, 2021 GMT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona health officials on Monday reported just 50 new COVID-19 cases and no additional deaths from the coronavirus, only the third time since March 2020 that fewer than 100 new daily cases were counted.

The first time the Arizona Department of Health Services reported more than 100 daily cases of the virus was on March 26, 2020 and the number dropped below 100 a day only on Sept. 8, 2020 and on June 1, 2021, when it counted just four.

The most cases reported in a day was during the state’s second virus peak on Jan. 3, 2021, when the health department said it had 17,234 new positive tests.

The state now has tracked 897,010 cases and 17,979 COVID-related deaths since the pandemic began more than a year ago.