PHOENIX — As the holiday weekend winds down, Arizona health officials are reporting 2,274 new COVID-19 cases and five new deaths.
The state Department of Public Health Services released the latest virus figures Sunday, which now have Arizona at a total of 1,264,848 cases and 22,229 deaths.
Today’s #COVID19 dashboard update adds 2,274 cases and five deaths. ICYMI: ADHS and hospital leaders are urging vaccination, boosters and other simple steps that curb the spread, including masks, physical distancing and staying home if you are sick. https://t.co/OeClMTE7SJ— AZ Dept of Health (@AZDHS) November 28, 2021
There were 2,564 people hospitalized due to COVID-19 as of Saturday.
That's below from the current surge's peak of 2,574 on Tuesday but up from the 2,500 hospitalizations reported as of Thursday.
Public health experts worry about a major rise in cases and hospitalizations in the weeks following Thanksgiving, where more people with mixed vaccination status gathered indoors.