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Arizona reports 701 additional COVID-19 cases, 11 new deaths

May 4, 2021 GMT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona on Tuesday reported 701 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases and 11 more deaths as the rate of new cases increased in the past two weeks while the rate of new deaths was fairly stable.

The state’s pandemic totals rose to 865,280 cases and 17,355 deaths, according to the state’s coronavirus dashboard.

The state’s seven-day rolling average of daily new cases rose over the past two weeks from 602 on April 18 to 727 on Sunday, while the rolling average of daily deaths slipped from 11.5 to 10.9 during the same period, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

The state dashboard reported that 615 COVID-19 patients occupied inpatient beds as of Monday, keeping the number of coronavirus hospitalizations in a range seen over the past week.

The dashboard also said nearly 3 million people, or 41.1% of the state’s population, have received at least one dose of vaccine.