Arizona continues string of record COVID-19 hospitalizations

Hospital Generic
Posted at 2:22 PM, Dec 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-19 16:22:43-05

Arizona on Saturday reported another record number of COVID-19 related hospitalizations along with over 5,500 new confirmed infections and a fourth straight day of triple-digit deaths due to the state’s current coronavirus surge.

The 4,104 reported COVID-19-related hospitalizations as of Friday was the latest in a string of pandemic records started earlier this month.

According to the state’s coronavirus dashboard, only 8% of all beds and of intensive care unit beds were available.

Banner Health's chief clinical officer said Arizonans need to reduce their personal contacts and gatherings to help keep the health care system from being overrun by COVID-19 cases.