Arizona delta wave reaches new heights in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations

  • Source: KTAR-FM 92.3 Glendale
  • Published: 12/03/2021 12:00 AM

Arizona health officials reported 5,236 new COVID-19 cases and 14 additional deaths on Friday as the delta wave surges to new heights. It was the state’s largest case update representing a single day of reporting in 10 months. In addition, inpatient hospitalizations for the virus reached their highest level since last winter’s spike. Since 5,918 cases were added on Jan. 27, the only time more new cases were reported than Friday were when the Arizona Department of Health Services COVID-19 dashboard was getting caught up with multiple days’ worth of data after experiencing reporting issues. The state’s documented pandemic totals were up to 1,282,191 cases and 22,397 deaths after Friday’s update. The dashboard also showed 2,714 confirmed or suspected COVID inpatients in Arizona hospitals on Thursday, 33 more than the previous day and the most since Feb. 8. ICU usage for COVID patients was at 656 beds, down 12 from the previous day.


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