Arizona reports more than 4,000 new COVID-19 cases for third time in 4 days

Posted at 1:11 PM, Nov 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-22 15:11:35-05

PHOENIX — Health officials in Arizona reported 4,331 new COVID-19 cases Sunday with seven additional deaths.

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That pushed the state’s totals to 299,665 cases and 6,464 deaths since the pandemic started.

It’s the third time in the last four days that Arizona has reported more than 4,000 new coronavirus cases -- with 4,123 on Thursday, 4,471 on Friday and 3,638 on Saturday.

Previously, the state last topped 4,000 new cases in July during a summer surge that made the state a national hot spot after Gov. Doug Ducey relaxed business closings and stay-home restrictions.

Arizona’s outbreak lessened in August and September after local governments implemented masking mandates and Ducey instituted restrictions on some businesses. The virus surged again last month and into this month.