PHOENIX — Arizona's COVID-19 hospitalizations increased for the fourth straight day as the state's seven-day rolling averages for virus cases and deaths increased over the past two weeks.
There were 2,555 COVID-19 patients occupying hospital inpatient beds statewide as of Tuesday.
That's up from 2,283 on Saturday, according to the state's coronavirus dashboard.
The dashboard reported 61 additional COVID-19 deaths and 7,749 additional confirmed cases.
Today’s #COVID19 dashboard update adds 7,749 cases and 61 deaths. A @CDCgov study confirms the safety of COVID-19 vaccines for ages 5-11 with millions of doses now administered. Vaccination protects kids from COVID-19 complications. Our blog has details: https://t.co/3aC3KU59Cv pic.twitter.com/qer4Wjm67e— AZ Dept of Health (@AZDHS) January 5, 2022
Arizona's rolling average of daily deaths rose from 71 on Dec. 20 to 75 on Monday while the rolling average of daily new cases more than doubled from nearly 3,000 to over 7,000 during the same period.