Arizona reported more than 2,100 new COVID-19 cases and 28 new known deaths on Thursday as hospitalizations for the disease continued to rise.
Thursday's new-case report marks the first day the state has reported more than 2,000 new cases since Aug. 1. The U.S. on Wednesday tallied more than 100,000 new cases in a single day for the first time.
Identified COVID-19 cases in Arizona rose by 2,135 on Thursday to 252,768, and known deaths were at 6,087, according to the daily report from the Arizona Department of Health Services. New cases have eclipsed 1,000 for nine of the past 12 days.
The past several weeks have seen relatively higher daily case reports as the virus spreads at its fastest rate in Arizona since June, although case numbers are still well below where they were during the summer peak.