4-Day Run Of 1,000+ New COVID-19 Cases Broken Sunday

Published: Sunday, July 18, 2021 - 4:12pm
Updated: Monday, July 19, 2021 - 8:35am
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After four straight days of reporting 1,000 or more new COVID-19 cases, Arizona health officials are reporting 980 new cases on Sunday.

The four-day stretch of 1,000-plus cases is the longest since March 2 through 7, according to Arizona health officials.

The number of virus-related hospitalizations rose in the past week, with 745 COVID-19-related hospitalizations as of Friday.

Health experts attribute the recent surge to low vaccination rates, the fast-spreading delta variant and Fourth of July gatherings.

Nearly 51% of Arizonans have received one dose of a vaccine, which experts say will help prevent considerable strain on the state’s health care system.

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