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Arizona reports 3,074 additional COVID cases, 51 more deaths

PHOENIX — Arizona on Friday reported over 3,000 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases, one of the highest number of infections reported on a single day his month, as the rate of additional deaths increased slightly.

Yavapai County on Friday reported 417 cases since Monday and 1 death. The county has tested

93,687 residents for COVID-19 in the past 6 month, and there have been 27,866 positive cases and

683 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

Yavapai Regional Medical Center reports 41 COVID-19 patients, VVMC reports 15 and the VA has two COVID-19 patients. The county is still experiencing high transmission of COVID-19 with a 13.8% positivity and 208 cases per 100,000 residents for the week ending Oct 10.

The 3,074 additional cases and 51 more virus deaths reported by Arizona Friday increased the state's pandemics increased to 1,145,196 cases and 20,821 deaths, according to the Department of Health Services' coronavirus dashboard.

Virus-related hospitalizations increased slightly, with 1,718 COVID-19 patients occupying hospital inpatient beds as of Thursday. Virus hospitalizations have ranged between 1,600 and 1,800 this month, according to the dashboard.

According to Johns Hopkins University data, the seven-day rolling average of daily deaths rose over the past two weeks, increasing from 42.6 on Oct. 6 to 45.3 on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the rolling average of daily new cases in dropped from 2,539.4 cases to 2,146.7 during the same period.

Additional information for this story provided by Yavapai County Community Health Services.

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