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AZ COVID-19 case update for Tuesday, December 7th, 2021

Health officials in Arizona on Monday reported more than 3,000 new COVID-19 cases, but no additional deaths from the virus.

The latest numbers pushed the state’s totals to nearly 1,300,000 confirmed cases since the pandemic began and nearly 22,600 known deaths.

Friday and Saturday’s numbers marked just the second time Arizona has seen more than 5,000 cases on two consecutive days since January’s winter surge.

The state Department of Health Services dashboard showed that the number of COVID hospitalizations reached a 10-month high.

The Navajo Nation on Monday reported 26 more COVID-19 cases, but no additional deaths for the second consecutive day.

The latest daily virus figures brought the tribe’s totals to more than 40,100 cases since the pandemic began. The known death toll remains at 1,551. The Navajo Department of Health last Monday issued an advisory for 65 communities due to uncontrolled spread of COVID-19.