Arizona average of new coronavirus cases doubles in past 2 weeks

Coronavirus testing
Posted at 2:33 PM, Nov 24, 2020

PHOENIX — Arizona reported more than 4,000 new COVID-19 cases for the fourth time within six days as the surge in the outbreak doubled the state’s seven-day rolling average of new cases in the past two weeks.

The Department of Health Services on Tuesday reported 4,544 new cases and 51 new deaths, bringing the state’s totals to 306,868 cases and 6,515 deaths.

The COVID Tracking Project says the seven-day rolling average of new cases went from 1,651 on Nov. 9 to 3,630 on Monday.

Virus-related hospitalizations also continued to increase, reaching 2,084 as of Monday, including 474 patients in intensive care unit beds.