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Arizona COVID-19 cases remain above 3,000 per day

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Posted at 10:26 AM, Aug 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-22 13:26:36-04

PHOENIX — Arizona health officials are reporting more than 3,000 new coronavirus cases and an additional 3 deaths as a surge in COVID-19 infections being driven by the new delta variant continues.

The Arizona Department of Health Services on Sunday reported 3,307 new infections.

That brings the total since the pandemic began in early 2020 to 986,082.

The number of people who have died in the state from COVID-19 is now 18,600.

On Saturday, the health department reported 3,195 news cases and 36 additional deaths.

New infections had dropped below 1,000 a day for several months until mid-July.