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Hospitals still crowded despite fewer COVID-19 cases

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Arizona hospitals remain crowded even as COVID-19 patient counts are dropping statewide. Fewer additional confirmed infections and virus-related deaths are also being reported.

COVID-19 patients occupied only 22% of inpatient beds as of Wednesday, down from a six-month high of 41% on Jan. 27.

However, inpatient beds overall remain nearly full because more non-COVID-19 patients are hospitalized. That's according to the state’s coronavirus dashboard.

Meanwhile, COVID-19 patients still account for about 70% of emergency room usage.