PHOENIX — Arizona on Thursday reported over 4,000 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases for the second time in a week as virus-related hospitalizations continued to climb.
The state’s Department of Health Services' coronavirus dashboard reported 4,184 additional cases and 56 more deaths, increasing the pandemic totals to over 1,228,000 cases and over 21,800 deaths.
As of Wednesday, 2,403 virus patients occupied hospital inpatient beds, the most since February, according to the dashboard.
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Inpatient (general): 2,403
ED Visits: 1,819
Inpatient and ICU bed capacity is at 94%, which is the highest since reporting began in the spring of last year.
Beginning Tuesday and again on Wednesday, only 6% of the state’s inpatient beds statewide were not in use. According to the dashboard, that's the lowest percentage since the pandemic began.