Exactly three months ago today, 29 Cochise County residents were battling COVID-19. As of today, 767 have recovered from the virus, 458 are still sick with it and 28 have died.

The Arizona Department of Health Services announced 3,500 new cases Tuesday morning and 134 new deaths. The total number of cases since the pandemic started is now at 148,683 with 2,918 deaths.

More than 1 million Arizonans have been tested for the virus and 12.4 percent of them have come back positive.

Of the 3,500 new cases, Maricopa County accounted for 2,277 of them, Yavapai County 295 and Pima County 254. Mohave County went up by 122 cases.

According to the state, Cochise County increased by 27 cases overnight. Fourteen more Graham County residents caught it, too. Three months ago, Graham County had two COVID-19 patients, today it's 312.

Fifty-five Graham County residents have recovered and five have died. 

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As of Monday, 85 percent of the state's ICU beds were in use. However, that number has consistently fallen since July 16, when 90 percent were in use.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control announced 63,201 new cases and 498 new deaths Monday. The total nationwide now stands at nearly 3.8 million cases and 140,157 deaths.

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