Arizona COVID-19 cases continue to decline; deaths are up
COVID-19 cases continue to decline in Arizona as the state health department added 4,973 cases in weekly numbers Wednesday morning.
Deaths from the virus have gone up however.
The state added 144 new deaths due to COVID-19. More than 32,000 Arizonans have died of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.
Arizona has passed Mississippi as the state with the highest deaths per-capita.
Just under half of all the state’s counties have fallen to the low category for COVID-19, though Maricopa County remains at medium.
Apache County is the only county in the high category for COVID-19.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends people wear a high quality mask indoors when community levels are higher than low.