Arizona Reports 5,321 New COVID-19 Cases, 1 New Death

Jan 25, 2021

Arizona health officials are reporting 5,321 new COVID-19 cases and one death. The latest numbers given Monday increase the state’s totals to 727,895 cases and 12,239 known deaths since the pandemic began.  

Gov. Doug Ducey and Dr. Cara Christ, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, at a COVID-19 briefing last year.
Credit AP, file

The number of cases and hospitalizations in Arizona are declining despite the state having the nation’s worst infection rate. The number of people hospitalized statewide for confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 fell to 4,229 on Sunday, the fewest since Dec. 26.  The number of ICU beds used by COVID-19 patients dipped slightly to 1,027. Still, COVID-19 is on track to eclipse heart disease and cancer as the leading cause of death in the state.