Arizona reported 921 new COVID-19 cases and 18 new known deaths on Saturday as hospitalizations for the disease increased slightly but remained relatively stable.

Identified cases rose to 230,407 and known deaths were at 5,824, according to the daily report from the Arizona Department of Health Services. 

The number of patients hospitalized statewide for known or suspected COVID-19 cases was at 757 on Friday, up from previous days and the highest since Sept. 1. At the peak of Arizona’s surge in July, the number of hospitalized patients suspected or confirmed to have the virus exceeded 3,000.

The number of patients with suspected or known COVID-19 in intensive care units across Arizona was at 174 on Friday, up from 167 on Thursday. The level is far below what it was in July, when ICU beds in use for COVID-19 reached 970.

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