PHOENIX — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has ordered the state's hospitals, testing labs and other health care facilities to keep reporting detailed COVID-19 information.
The move was made so state officials can gauge the spread of the outbreak and availability of hospital beds and resources.
Ducey on Wednesday extended the reporting requirement for 60 days.
The extension comes as the state experiences a renewed surge in COVID-19 cases amid increased testing positivity and a rising death toll.
The state on Thursday reported 1,399 more confirmed COVID-19 cases and 12 more deaths. That boosted the state’s totals to 266,562 cases and 6,240 deaths.