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Arizona reports 750 new COVID-19 cases but no new deaths

April 27, 2021 GMT

Arizona is reporting 750 new confirmed COVID-19 cases but no new deaths.

The state Department of Health Services released its latest figures Monday, bringing its pandemic total number of cases to 859,487. The number of deaths remains 17,268.

The number of people hospitalized statewide due to the virus rose to 611. It’s the first time in April the number of hospitalizations has been above 600. The number of patients in the ICU remained steady compared to the last few days at 184.

More than 2.1 million people, or nearly 40% of Arizona’s population, have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

More than 2.8 million residents have had at least one vaccine shot, according to the state’s coronavirus dashboard.

Meanwhile, state health officials said thousands of appointments were still available for this week at COVID-19 vaccination sites in metro Phoenix, Tucson, Yuma and Flagstaff.

Of the 74,000 first-dose appointments made available last Friday, nearly 60,000 were still available as of Monday morning to receive the Pfizer vaccine at state sites.

“We need more Arizonans to roll up their sleeves and get vaccinated to protect themselves, their families and the community,” said Dr. Cara Christ, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services.