Ahead of Vice President Mike Pence's trip to Arizona today, the state is reporting 4,878 new cases of Covid-19 as well as 88 deaths from the disease over the last 24 hours, state data shows.
Today’s numbers are a new record high for both new daily cases and deaths since the state started posting data publicly in mid-March.
The state’s Department of Health acknowledged the record highs today in a tweet.
“Today Arizona will be reporting record highs for reported new Covid-19 cases and deaths,” the department tweeted.
“The virus is widespread in Arizona,” it added.
The state is also reporting a record high 89% of ICU beds being used by those with the disease.
The previous record highs were 3,591 new cases of Covid-19 on June 23 and 79 daily deaths on June 24.
Pence is traveling to Phoenix today to meet with Gov. Doug Ducey about his state’s recent rise in coronavirus cases. He is expected to speak to the press at 3:35 p.m. ET.
Here is a look at the progression of new Covid-19 cases in the state, according to John Hopkins University data: