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Arizona reports 5,442 additional COVID-19 cases, 82 deaths

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona is reporting a new high of more than 5,400 known coronavirus cases as well as 82 more deaths, the most fatalities found in a single day since August. The state Department of Health Services announced Thursday 5,442 additional confirmed cases as the virus continues to surge. The 82 deaths include 46 resulting from reviews of past death certificates. It wasn’t immediately known whether those deaths occurred during the current surge or earlier. However, the pace of COVID-19-related deaths in Arizona has increased by 57% in the past two weeks. Arizona has reported totals of over 356,000 known cases and more than 6,800 deaths.

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