Arizona weekly COVID-19 numbers jump after Thanksgiving holiday

Reported COVID-19 circumstances in Arizona final week elevated from weeks prior, and the portion of assessments returning constructive for the virus was at one in 4 after the Thanksgiving holiday, in accordance to the state’s newest weekly replace.

Health officers on Wednesday added 15,983 new COVID-19 circumstances and 71 new recognized deaths over the weeklong interval ending Dec. 3, the very best weekly case addition since late July.

Case counts are nonetheless far beneath final winter, state data shows. Case numbers in current months seemingly should not exhibiting the complete image of infections as many extra folks have used at-home check kits and will not report constructive outcomes to their medical doctors or county well being departments.

Some epidemiologists had predicted one other wave of infections this fall and winter. Omicron subvariants which have fueled a rising variety of COVID-19 circumstances in Europe and western Asia are current in Arizona, setting the stage for one more bump in circumstances right here.

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