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Arizona COVID-19 case update

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Arizona on Tuesday reported 2,254 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases and 74 more virus death. The state’s coronavirus dashboard also reported that the number of virus-related hospitalizations increased slightly, with nearly 1,800 COVID-19 patients occupying hospital beds as of Monday. According to Johns Hopkins University data, the seven-day rolling average of daily new cases in Arizona rose over the past two weeks while the rolling average of daily deaths hardly changed.

The Navajo Nation on Tuesday reported 22 more COVID-19 cases, but no additional deaths for the sixth consecutive day. The latest numbers pushed the tribe’s totals to more than 34,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases from the virus since the pandemic began more than a year ago. The known death toll remains at 1,447. The tribe’s reservation is the country’s largest at 27,000 square miles. Navajo officials still are urging people to get vaccinated, wear masks while in public and minimize their travel.