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Arizona reported a relatively low 1,143 new COVID-19 cases and high 213 new known deaths Thursday as hospitalizations for the disease continued to decline.

Arizona’s seven-day, new-case average ranked 20th on Wednesday among all states, after ranking first and second for much of January, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID Data Tracker.

The state’s rate of new positive cases over the past seven days was 24.5 cases per 100,000 people, per the CDC. South Carolina was first with 55.9 cases per 100,000. The U.S. average for new cases was 24.5 cases per 100,000 people. 

The state’s average daily COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people over the past seven days ranked third in the

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