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By Hunter Bassler | 12 News
Hospitals in Arizona and Maricopa County may become over capacity while seeing record-breaking numbers of COVID-19 patients after Thanksgiving this year, according to data from a recent Arizona State University Biodesign Institute report.
The report, which is a “COVID-19 Modeling Update” released on Nov. 19, graphs the potential rise in multiple metrics of the virus in Arizona due to holiday travel.
Metrics such as hospital occupancy and total amount of infectious people with COVID-19 are projected to increase to the highest amounts the state has ever seen in December, even higher than the peaks seen in late June and early July.
Below are the three things you should know about the data from the recent ASU report. You can read the full report here.