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State Reports Lower Cases of New COVID-19 Infections

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Arizona health officials are reporting just 50 new COVID-19 cases and no additional deaths from the coronavirus. Today's tally is only the third time since March of last year that fewer than 100 new daily cases were counted.

The first time the Arizona Department of Health Services reported 100 daily cases of the virus was on March 26, 2020. The most cases reported in a day was during the state’s second virus peak on Jan. 3, 2021, at more than 17,000 new positive tests. Arizona has tracked nearly 9000,000 cases and 18,000 COVID-related deaths since the pandemic began more than a year ago. The Navajo Nation on Sunday reported five additional COVID-19 cases and two more deaths.