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Two-week average of COVID-19 cases in Arizona shows decline

Two-week average of COVID-19 cases in Arizona shows decline

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PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona health officials reported 2,992 new cases of the coronavirus and 53 more deaths Saturday.

The average number of daily new cases over the past two weeks in Arizona has declined by 18%. The Arizona Department of Health Services has recorded 177,002 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state since the pandemic began.

The death toll is 3,747.

In-patient hospitalizations, ventilators in use and intensive care unit occupancy continued to trend downward slightly.

Arizona U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, a Democrat, announced Saturday that he tested positive for the virus but has no symptoms. He is in quarantine at his home in Washington, D.C., and said he is hoping to make a quick recovery.

For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough.

For some people who contract the virus, especially those who are older or have underlying health conditions, it can cause more severe illness and death. The vast majority of people who are diagnosed with COVID-19 recover.

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