Arizona on Tuesday again reported over 2,000 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases and 71 known deaths amid continued slowing in the current surge. According to Johns Hopkins University data, the seven-day rolling average of daily new cases in Arizona declined from 2,500.7 on Sept. 26 to 2,260.9 on Sunday. The rolling average of daily deaths dropped from 42.7 to 35 during the same period.
The Navajo Nation on Tuesday reported 48 more COVID-19 cases, but no additional deaths for the ninth time in the past 13 days. Tribal officials still are urging people to get vaccinated, wear masks while in public and minimize their travel. All tribal employees were required to be vaccinated by the end of September or face regular testing.