/ Modified dec 12, 2021 1:23 p.m.

Arizona: Over 3,000 new COVID-19 cases for 12th day in a row

Nineteen deaths were also added.

coronavirus 3 hero A Centers for Disease Control illustration of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

Health officials in Arizona on Sunday reported 19 new COVID-19 related deaths plus more than 3,000 new cases for the 12th consecutive day.

The 3,231 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases pushed the state’s total to 1,316,189 since the pandemic began with 23,040 known deaths so far.

Arizona reported 3,774 new cases and 74 more deaths Saturday as virus-related hospitalizations remained near the current surge’s peak.

Updated figures posted on the state Department of Health Services’ coronavirus dashboard showed 2,749 COVID-19 patients occupied hospital inpatient beds as of Friday, down from the surge’s peak of 2,800 last Sunday.

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