Arizona has posted a record-setting number of new Covid-19 cases today — 6,973 new cases, according to the state's data dashboard.
Today's case count replaces the old record-high of 5,442 cases that was set on Dec. 3.
Arizona did report a massive 10,322 new Covid-19 cases on Dec. 1, but the state's health department said "this large number of newly reported cases is a result of the extended four-day weekend.” Because of the lag in the data reporting, it is not clear how those cases break down over the Thanksgiving holiday days.
The state has been experiencing a surge in Covid-19 cases in the last few weeks with daily case counts regularly topping 3,000 new Covid-19 cases.
Arizona has reported a total of 378,157 cases of Covid-19 and 6,973 reported deaths to the disease since the pandemic began.
Note: Some of these numbers were released by the Arizona Department of Health Services and may not line up exactly in real time with CNN's database drawn from Johns Hopkins University and the Covid Tracking Project.