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Arizona Remains a U.S. COVID-19 Hot Spot

January 10, 2021

PHOENIX — Arizona remains a U.S. COVID-19 hot spot with health officials on Sunday reporting more than 11,000 new cases for the third consecutive day, plus 105 more deaths.

That pushed the state’s grim figures to 618,546 cases and 10,141 known deaths since the pandemic began. Arizona Department of Health Services officials reported 11,021 new COVID-19 cases Sunday.

There were 11,650 cases and 197 more deaths reported Friday with 11,094 additional cases and 98 deaths Saturday.

As of Saturday, Arizona had the second-highest coronavirus case rate and death rate per capita nationally in the last seven days, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.

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