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PHOENIX — The day after a record for new coronavirus cases, health officials posted low numbers Monday because one of their largest lab providers failed to provide its data in time.

That means Tuesday numbers will be big.

Only 625 new cases in the state were posted Monday, with 32 in Pinal County. No new deaths were reported.

The Arizona Department of Health Services tweeted out a statement that one of its lab partners did not submit a daily report in time to be included in the dashboard posting on its website at 9 a.m.

"We are working with the partner to get this issue resolved,  the health department said. "Tomorrow’s dashboard will reflect this data, as well as data reported to the department today. This may result in an increase in reported new cases that is larger than would be expected."

On Sunday, officials reported 3,858 more positive coronavirus cases, the most reported in a single day in the state so far.

The numbers pushed Arizona’s documented COVID-19 totals to 73,908 cases and 1,588 known deaths.

The 3,858 cases topped Saturday’s tally of 3,591 and was the seventh time in the last 10 days that daily cases surpassed the 3,000 mark.

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