Arizona on Friday reported over 3,000 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases for the 14th time this month along with 143 more virus-related deaths as hospitals remained crowded across the state.
The 3,686 additional cases and the additional deaths increased the state’s pandemic totals to over 1,330,000 cases and approximately 23,500 deaths.
That's according to the Department of Health Services. Hospitals statewide had 2,569 virus patients occupying inpatient beds as of Thursday, the state reported.
That’s below the current wave’s peak of 2,800 earlier this month but still enough to leave just 5% of licensed beds statewide unoccupied.