Arizona reports 464 additional COVID-19 cases, but no deaths

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Health officials in Arizona on Sunday reported 464 more confirmed COVID-19 cases but no additional deaths.

The state’s pandemic totals increased to 844,302 cases and 16,990 deaths, according to the state’s coronavirus dashboard.

The dashboard also showed the number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered neared 3.6 million, with over 2.2 million people, or 31.2% of the state population, having received at least one dose and over 1.4 million people those being fully vaccinated.

The number of confirmed or suspected COVID-19 inpatients in the state’s hospitals fell to 538 on Saturday — the lowest level since Sept. 28.

However, the number of ICU beds used by COVID-19 patients rose by nine to 162.

The seven-day rolling average of daily new cases rose over the past two weeks from 456.9 on March 18 to 653.4 on Thursday, while the rolling average of daily deaths declined from 24.6 to 13 during the same period, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

The number of infections is thought to be far higher than reported because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected with the virus without feeling sick.

Republished with the permission of the Associated Press.