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Arizona Reports Over 5,000 New Known Virus Cases For 7th Day

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Arizona on Wednesday reported at least 5,000 new known coronavirus infections for the seventh straight day as the state’s current surge continued to set pandemic-high records for COVID-19 hospitalizations.

  

The state coronavirus dashboard reported a record 4,163 inpatients being treated for COVID-19 as of Tuesday, including a record 972 in intensive care unit beds. According to the dashboard, only 8% of all hospital beds and 7% of adult intensive care unit beds were not in use and available. The state reported 6,058 new known COVID-19 cases and 54 deaths, increasing the state’s totals to 473,273 cases and 8,179 deaths.

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