/ Modified feb 27, 2021 2:51 p.m.

Arizona reports 1,179 additional COVID-19 cases, 70 deaths

Seven-day rolling averages of daily new cases and daily deaths both declined over the past two weeks

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Arizona on Saturday reported 1,179 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases and 70 deaths as the state’s death toll from the recently slowing coronavirus outbreak approached 16,000.

The latest figures reported by the state Department of Health Services increased Arizona’s pandemic totals to 815,707 confirmed cases and 15,967.

According to the state’s coronavirus dashboard, 1,317 COVID-19 patients occupied inpatient beds as of Friday, down from the pandemic high of 5,082 on Jan. 11.

Seven-day rolling averages of daily new cases and daily deaths both declined over the past two weeks. That's according to data from the COVID Tracking Project.

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