PHOENIX — New coronavirus cases are continuing to climb in the state, data from the Arizona Department of Health Services shows.
On Friday, officials reported an even higher number: 1,251 new cases and 17 additional deaths.
The Arizona #COVID19 7 day case average is at 898. This is 59% higher than last week and at the same level the state was on March 14th.— The AZ - abc15 - Data Guru (@Garrett_Archer) July 16, 2021
According to ABC15 news partner KTAR, Arizona’s current stretch of 1,000 and above cases is the longest since a five-day period in March. At that time, the COVID-19 vaccine supply was limited and doses were being rationed.
A total of 19 states are experiencing increases in their seven-day moving average -- 12 are higher than 10%, according to data from the COVID-19 tracking site 91-DIVOC.COM.