Arizona reports 1,441 more COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

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Kent State University student Marz Anderson gets his Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccination from Kent State nurse Beth Krul in Kent, Ohio, Thursday, April 8, 2021. U.S. colleges hoping for a return to normalcy next fall are weighing how far they should go in urging students to get the COVID-19 vaccine, including whether they should — or legally can — require it. (AP Photo/Phil Long)

Health officials in Arizona are reporting new 1,441 COVID-19 cases but no new deaths.

The daily case count released Monday is slightly lower than the weekend counts, which were above 1,500. Still, this marks the eighth day that Arizona has seen more than 1,000 new daily cases.

Like the rest of the country, Arizona has seen a significant climb in virus cases in the last few weeks.

The latest numbers bring Arizona’s pandemic totals to 918,609 cases and 18,171 deaths.

Since March, people who are not fully vaccinated made up 98% of deaths and 94% of hospitalizations. Those not fully vaccinated make up 89% of cases to date, according to Dr. Cara Christ, head of the state Department of Health Services.

The state’s coronavirus dashboard reports more than 6.7 million vaccine doses have been administered in the state.

Over 3.7 million people — 51.56% of the state’s population — have received at least one shot and more than 3.3 million people are fully vaccinated.

Republished with the permission of the Associated Press.