Hospitals approach crisis as US coronavirus cases soar to new records – live

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Florida has set a one-week record of nearly 500 confirmed coronavirus deaths.

Rapid case increases and hospitalizations have made Arizona one of the worst hot spots in the nation for Covid-19.

The disease is widespread in the state, and health officials caution people to stay home unless necessary to leave – and to wear masks in public, the Arizona Republic newspaper reported today.

Arizona reported another 3,028 Covid-19 cases on Saturday and hospital metrics remained high two days after Governor Doug Ducey urged Arizonans to stay home but shied away from major policy changes.

Identified cases rose to 119,930 and known deaths total 2,151, according to the daily report by the Arizona Department of Health Services. The state does not report the number of recovered cases, though it does report hospital discharges.

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