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Arizona adds 6,981 new COVID-19 cases; 18 new virus-related deaths

PHOENIX (KVOA) – 6,981 Arizonans tested positive for the coronavirus, the Arizona Department of Health Services reported Saturday.

The state also reported 18 new COVID-19 related deaths.

So far, Arizona has seen 673,882 known cases of the virus and 11,266 total deaths.

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Deaths are not recorded until the health department receives a death certificate naming COVID-19 as the cause of death.

The data includes people who have recovered.

According to the state's data dashboard, 3,615,685 people have been tested for the virus. Of those that have been processed, 13.7% have come back positive. This does not include the serology or antibody tests.

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