Arizona death toll reaches 18,000 due to COVID-19

Posted at 2:07 PM, Jul 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-07 01:21:35-04

PHOENIX — Arizona’s pandemic death toll reached 18,000 on Tuesday as the state reported 21 additional deaths along with 900 more confirmed COVID-19 cases after the three-day July 4 holiday weekend.

As of Sunday, Arizona ranked 12th highest among U.S. states in total COVID-19 deaths since Jan. 21, 2020 and sixth highest in the number of deaths per 100,000 of population.

Those rankings are according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The state reported no additional deaths on Monday after only four on Sunday.

Arizona’s pandemic case total reached 897,910 on Tuesday.

The state reported only 50 additional cases Monday.