PHOENIX — On Thursday morning, Arizona health officials reported the highest number of coronavirus cases in a 24-hour period since the beginning of August.
The data from Nov. 5 showed 2,135 new confirmed cases and 28 additional deaths in our state. These numbers brought the total to 252,768 cases and 6,087 deaths since the pandemic began.
Daily case reports had started to decline, but have picked back up for about the past month.
Thursday's case count is the highest since the report on Aug. 1., when Arizona officials reported 2,992 cases in a 24-hour period.
Arizona also had a high number of new cases on Oct. 31, when health officials reported 1,901 cases.
On Wednesday, the Navajo Nation put out a health advisory warning of the "uncontrolled spread" of COVID-19 in some communities.
This week, the United States also set another record for daily confirmed coronavirus cases as several states posted all-time highs.
Experts have expressed concern for a rise in virus cases around the country as the holidays approach and gatherings are planned.