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Coconino County reports 500 new COVID-19 cases remaining at high transmission levels

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A technician shows a nasal swab used for COVID-19 testing.

Coconino County health officials have reported 500 new known cases of COVID-19 in their weekly virus summary.

The numbers, released Friday, show an uptick in cases for the week of Oct. 17 through 23. The county remains at a rate of transmission along with all 14 other Arizona counties.

Flagstaff’s 86011 zip code, which includes the Northern Arizona University campus, had the largest increase during that week at 100%. Williams continues to have the lowest percentage of fully vaccinated residents in the county.

Meanwhile, Arizona health officials Friday reported nearly 3,700 new known cases of COVID-19 as the state’s averages for infections and deaths rose. The state Department of Health Services also reported 63 additional virus fatalities.