Arizona reports about 1,400 new COVID-19 cases, 12 deaths as hospitalizations continue steady rise

Arizona reported about 1,400 new COVID-19 cases and 12 new known deaths Thursday as hospitalizations for the disease continued to rise to their highest levels since August. The ongoing increase in cases and hospitalizations comes as Arizona’s health system is preparing for the pressures of a new COVID-19 wave as the situation worsens…