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Arizona Reports Record Deaths, Leads Nation In New Case Rate

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Arizona has reported a record number of additional COVID-19 deaths along with new hospitalization highs as cases surge in the state with the fastest-growing rate of new infections.


The Department of Health Serviceson Tuesday reported 253 more deaths, exceeding the previously one-day record of 172 in July. The state also reported more than 5,900 additional COVID-19 cases, raising the state’s totals since the pandemic began to 567,474 cases and 9,317 deaths. The department said the additional deaths included 215 newly attributed to COVID-19 through reviews of death certificates. A record 4,789 COVID-19 patients occupied hospital beds Monday.

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