Arizona reports 3,086 additional cases of COVID-19 and 2 more deaths – Community News

Arizona reports 3,086 additional cases of COVID-19 and 2 more deaths

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona health officials reported more than 3,000 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases on Sunday, as virus-related hospitalizations remained near peaks seen during the fall wave.

The 3,086 additional cases and two additional deaths reported by the Department of Health’s coronavirus dashboard raised the state’s pandemic totals to 1,214,419 cases and 21,653 known deaths.

On Saturday, Arizona health officials reported 3,985 new cases and 51 deaths.

COVID-19-related hospital admissions during the current wave initially peaked in early September, before gradually increasing again in late October.

The number of confirmed or suspected COVID-19 patients at hospitals in Arizona was 2,135 as of Saturday. That was 35 more than on Friday.

Meanwhile, the number of ICU beds used by COVID-19 patients was 565. That number was 15 more than the day before.

The state’s coronavirus dashboard also showed that more than 4.3 million Arizonans — 60.1% of the state’s population — have received at least one dose of vaccine.

More than 3.8 million residents of the state are fully vaccinated, which is 53.2% of the population.

The rates nationwide are 68.1% with at least one dose and 58.7% fully vaccinated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.