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Arizona reports 3,086 more COVID-19 cases and 2 more deaths

November 14, 2021 GMT

PHOENIX (AP) — Health officials in Arizona reported more than 3,000 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases Sunday as virus-related hospitalizations remained near peaks seen during the autumn surge.

The 3,086 additional cases and two additional deaths reported by the Department of Health Services’ coronavirus dashboard raised the state’s pandemic totals to 1,214,419 cases and 21,653 known deaths.

On Saturday, Arizona health officials reported 3,985 new cases and 51 deaths.

COVID-19-related hospitalizations during the current surge initially peaked in early September before gradually rising again starting in late October.

The number of confirmed or suspected COVID-19 inpatients in Arizona hospitals as of Saturday was 2,135. That was 35 more than on Friday.

Meanwhile, the number of ICU beds used by COVID-19 patients was 565. That number was 15 higher than the previous day.

The state’s coronavirus dashboard also showed that more than 4.3 million Arizonans — 60.1% of the state’s population — have received at least one dose of vaccine.

Over 3.8 million state residents are fully vaccinated, which is 53.2% of the population.

The nationwide rates are 68.1% with at least one dose and 58.7% fully vaccinated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.