Arizona reported the highest death count in the state Saturday since the pandemic began, according to the Covid Tracking Project and data from Johns Hopkins University.
A total of 147 deaths were reported July 18, the data shows.
The previous one day record was 117 deaths on July 7, according to the Covid Tracking Project.
The positivity rate also remains high at a blistering 39.04% for July 18, according to the Arizona State University Biodesign Institute. The current 7 day average positivity rate is 24.24%.