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Gov. Doug Ducey provides weekly coronavirus update

Governor Ducey briefing

Governor reports continued decline in new cases

PHOENIX, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - Arizona Governor Doug Ducey provided an update on the state's coronavirus response Thursday afternoon.

The briefing came on the same day state health officials reported a record 172 additional coronavirus deaths. Although nearly half of the new casualties are the result of death certificate reviews. Seventy-eight of the 172 additional deaths were reported as a result of death certificate matching.

The Arizona Department of Health Services also reported another 2,525 cases reported across the state.

In all, nearly 171,000 cases and 3,626 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported since the pandemic began.

In-patient hospitalizations, ventilators in use and intensive care unit occupancy continued to trend downward slightly.  

Arizona Coronavirus / Arizona News

Lisa Sturgis

Lisa Sturgis recently returned to KYMA as its Digital Content Director, but she has a long history with the Desert Southwest.

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