/ Modified jan 4, 2021 1:36 p.m.

Arizona reports more than 5,100 new COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths

More than 850 news cases in Pima County, nearly 80 in Cochise County

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Arizona health officials have reported 5,158 new cases of COVID-19 and three additional deaths. There were 855 new cases in Pima County, 78 in Cochise County and 17 in Santa Cruz County

The latest figures released Monday by the Arizona Department of Health Services come as the number of people hospitalized due to the virus hits a new high. Officials say 54% of in-patient hospitalizations across the state are COVID-19 related. Those in intensive care units because of the virus is also at a record high for Arizona.

According to state health officials, only 7% of ICU beds remain available. In total, Arizona has now seen 561,542 COVID-19 cases and 9,064 deaths since the pandemic began.

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