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Virus Case Count Surges As 40 New Arizona Deaths Reported


Arizona officials are reporting nearly 1,000 new coronavirus cases as a recent surge in hospitalizations continued unabated.

The state Department of Health Services on Wednesday reported 40 new deaths. bringing the fatality toll in Arizona to 981. Hospitals reported a total of 1,092 people were being treated for the virus, with 379 of those in intensive care and 239 on ventilators. The daily hospitalization number topped 1,000 for the first time on Monday and increased by 83 on Tuesday. The total number of cases in Arizona now stands at 22,223.  

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