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Arizona Counts 18 More Virus Deaths, Case Count Nears 7,000


Arizona health officials say the state counted 18 news coronavirus deaths and a continued surge of new cases.

Tuesday's tally came a day after state officials reported the first day with no deaths since March. Arizona is nearing 7,000 confirmed cases of the new virus and has counted 293 deaths. Last week saw a major surge of deaths, with three days of 20 or more. Meanwhile, more than 52,000 people applied for unemployment benefits last week. That bring the six-week total to more than 470,000. Gov. Doug Ducey’s stay-home order is set to expire Thursday and he is considering whether to extend it, modify it or let it end.

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