/ Modified dec 9, 2021 2:06 p.m.

Arizona hospitals strained by COVID

Hospital crowding in Arizona reaches pandemic high

Emergency room Hospital emergency room entrance.
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State officials said the availability of hospital beds has sunk to the lowest level since the pandemic began.

The state's coronavirus dashboard reports that only 4% of inpatient beds and of intensive care unit beds statewide were available as of Wednesday.

The current hospital crowding is due not only to large numbers of COVID-19 patients, most of whom were unvaccinated, but also many non-virus patients needing treatment for other conditions.

The state's dashboard on Thursday also reported 3,663 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases and 75 more deaths.

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