Arizona reports 675 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, no deaths
PHOENIX (AP) — Health officials in Arizona are reporting 675 new confirmed COVID-19 cases but a second day with no new deaths.
The state’s case total as of Monday stands at 850,236 since the pandemic began with the known death toll remaining at 17,086.
Roughly 4.1 million vaccine doses have been administered in Arizona so far. Over 2.5 million people — more than a third of the state’s population — have received at least one dose and nearly 1.7 million people are fully vaccinated, according to the state’s coronavirus dashboard.
The state Department of Health Services will open a new indoor state-run vaccination site at Arizona State University’s Desert Financial Arena on Monday morning. It replaces the outdoor operation at ASU’s Phoenix Municipal Stadium.
Meanwhile, virus-related hospitalizations continue to hover in the 500-600 range.
The number of confirmed or suspected COVID-19 inpatients in the state’s hospitals rose slightly to 552 on Sunday. The number of ICU beds used by COVID-19 patients was 148.
The number of infections is thought to be higher than reported because many people haven’t been tested. Studies suggest people can be infected with the virus without feeling sick.