Arizona sees 15,000+ new COVID-19 cases for 2nd day in a row

Arizona sees 15,000+ new COVID-19 cases for 2nd day in a row

COVID-19-related hospitalizations in Arizona increased for the seventh straight day, with nearly 2,600 virus patients occupying inpatient beds as of Friday. RELATED: Omicron strains Valley testing sites and hospitals The latest numbers pushed Arizona’s totals since the pandemic began to 1,477,483 cases with 24,773 known deaths.

VIDEO: Mesa – Friday, January 7, 2022 The state on Saturday also reported over 16,500 additional confirmed infections, the most in a year.

The spread of the omicron variant has resulted in lines of cars on streets near testing sites. Though early studies show omicron is less likely to cause severe illness than the previous delta variant, hospitals statewide remain crowded statewide. The previous day, Saturday, Arizona reported 88 deaths from COVID-19, while virus-related hospitalizations continued to climb.

According to Johns Hopkins University data, Arizona’s seven-day rolling average of daily new cases tripled over the past two weeks from 2,945.6 on Dec. 23 to 9,091.6 on Thursday. The state health department’s COVID-19 dashboard showed 7,749 cases with 61 deaths on Wednesday, 10,679 cases and 16 deaths Thursday and 14,888 cases with 30 deaths Friday.

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