PHOENIX — Health officials in Arizona reported 4,331 new COVID-19 cases Sunday with seven additional deaths.
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.
Today's notable milestone for #Arizona: The age category 0-20 now has the 2nd most raw number of #COVID19 infections since the pandemic began. Important to note, however, that the per capita rate of this age demo is the lowest of all the others. pic.twitter.com/nkmyiIIXns— The AZ - abc15 - Data Guru (@Garrett_Archer) November 22, 2020
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.