Arizona health officials announced more than 3,400 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday -- the highest since July 25.
The alarming case count comes a day after a low Monday count of 435 new cases in the state. However, Maricopa County alone reported about 1,000 new cases Monday -- an obvious discrepancy between the reports.
BREAKING: More than 3K new #COVID19 cases in Arizona.— Nicole Grigg (@NicoleSGrigg) November 10, 2020
📍28 new deaths reported
📍263,133 (known) positive cases
📍3,434 new cases reported in 24 hours
📍+15,404 PCR tests
*1K of these may be from yesterday as state reported 435, Maricopa Co reported <1K Mon.
Monday case reports are generally lower than normal with a higher number of cases on Tuesday as backlogs are filled from the weekend.
However, Arizona has been seeing between 1,500 and 2,000 cases, or above, daily during the last couple weeks.
ABC15 Data Analyst Garrett Archer looked at statistics and determined that our testing averages are getting close to reaching pandemic peak levels. Additionally, hospitalizations are increasing quickly and inpatient numbers are back to where they were in June
It's estimated that there are between 30,000 and 40,000 active cases of coronavirus, according to data.
It's unclear at this time how many of Tuesday's 3,434 reported cases were from the past 24 hours or from backlogs. There is a five-day lag in cases, but no lag in testing numbers, Archer says.