PHOENIX (AP) — The average number of daily coronavirus cases in Arizona has risen over the last two weeks.
The state's average number of cases increased from 476 per day on Sept. 29 to 685 on Oct. 13.
Arizona averaged more than 4,000 additional cases per day when it was experiencing its peak cases in late June and early July. The numbers then decreased, but they are now bumping up again.
Authorities have reported 902 additional confirmed cases and five deaths as of Wednesday morning.
In all, the state has recorded 227,635 confirmed cases and 5,772 deaths since the pandemic began.
The number of infections is thought to be far higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected with the virus without feeling sick.
Meanwhile, COVID-19 hospitalizations and ventilator usage increased slightly.
For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks.
But for some — especially older adults and people with existing health problems — it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death. The vast majority of people recover.