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AZ COVID-19 case update for Monday, December 13, 2021

Health officials in Arizona on Sunday reported 19 new COVID-19 related deaths plus more than 3,000 new cases for the 12th consecutive day.

The 3,231 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases pushed the state’s total to 1,316,189 since the pandemic began with 23,040 known deaths so far.

Arizona reported 3,774 new cases and 74 more deaths Saturday as virus-related hospitalizations remained near the current surge’s peak.

Updated figures posted on the state Department of Health Services’ coronavirus dashboard showed 2,749 COVID-19 patients occupied hospital inpatient beds as of Friday, down from the surge’s peak of 2,800 last Sunday.

Navajo Nation officials on Saturday reported 52 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases and three more virus-related deaths. Tribal health officials said the total number of deaths now stands at 1,561 with a total of nearly 40,500 cases.