/ Modified nov 16, 2021 11:16 a.m.

Arizona reports 3,240 additional COVID cases, 83 more deaths

The state reported that 2,274 COVID-19 patients occupied inpatient hospital beds.

coronavirus 2 hero This transmission electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19—isolated from a patient in the U.S.

Arizona on Tuesday reported 3,240 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases and 83 more virus deaths as several key metrics in the outbreak’s latest surge continued to climb.

The state Department of Health Services has reported over 1,220,000 cases and over 21,700 deaths since the pandemic began.

The state reported that 2,274 COVID-19 patients occupied inpatient hospital beds as of Monday.

That’s after a month-long increase and well over the peak of 2,103 on Sept. 11 during current surge’s earlier hump.

Meanwhile, the seven-day rolling average of daily new cases rose over the past two weeks from 3,001.1 on Oct. 31 to 3,546.9 on Sunday. That's according to Johns Hopkins University data.

Credit: Nick O'Gara/AZPM. Sources: The New York Times, based on reports from state and local health agencies, Census Bureau. Case reports do not correspond to day of test.

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