Arizona has reported nearly 3,000 additional known COVID-19 cases as deaths, hospitalizations and testing positivity continued to rise.
The state Department of Health Services on Tuesday reported 2,984 new cases with 10 additional deaths. That boosted the state’s totals to 279,896 cases and 6,312 deaths. The number of COVID-19-related hospitalizations reached 1,624 as of Monday. Seven-day rolling averages of new daily cases, daily deaths and testing positivity all rose over the past two weeks. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman has said Arizona needs a statewide mask requirement and other steps to curb spread of the virus.