PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona on Friday reported 84 COVID-19 deaths along with 2,276 additional confirmed cases, a number nearly double the state's latest rolling average of daily new cases.
The latest figures reported by the Department of Health Services raised the state's pandemic totals to 823,384 cases and 16,269 deaths.
Arizona's seven-day rolling average of daily new cases was 1,171.6 as of Thursday, down from 1,584.6 on Feb. 18, while the rolling average of daily deaths dropped from 87.7 to 62 during the same period, according to data from The COVID Tracking Project.
The number of COVID-19-related hospitalizations continued to decrease, with 1,043 inpatient beds occupied as of Thursday, the state's coronavirus dashboard showed. Arizona's pandemic high was 5,082 hospitalizations on Jan. 11.
The number of infections is thought to be far higher than reported because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected with the virus without feeling sick.