/ Modified jan 3, 2022 12:09 p.m.

Arizona sees over 14,000 new virus cases, most in a year

The state Department of Health Services said the new case count was boosted by lower than normal counts on Sunday but that there has been a steep upward trend.

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Arizona health officials are reporting the highest number of new COVID-19 cases in a year.

Monday's 14,192 new cases were the most ever tallied in a day except for Jan. 3, 2020, when more than 17,000 cases were counted.

The state Department of Health Services said the new case count was boosted by lower than normal counts on Sunday, when just 701 new cases were reported.

The department said there has been a steep upward trend of cases in recent days.

The state reported no new deaths on Monday and just one on Sunday, bringing the total number of pandemic deaths to 24,355.


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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