Arizona reports 490 new COVID-19 cases, 10 additional deaths

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Dr. Robin Armstrong puts on his face shield while demonstrating his full personal protective equipment outside the entrance to The Resort at Texas City nursing home, where he is the medical director, Tuesday, April 7, 2020, in Texas City, Texas. Armstrong is treating nearly 30 residents of the nursing home with the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, which is unproven against COVID-19 even as President Donald Trump heavily promotes it as a possible treatment. Armstrong said Trump's championing of the drug is giving doctors more access to try it on coronavirus patients. More than 80 residents and workers have tested positive for coronavirus at the nursing home. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Health officials in Arizona on Wednesday reported 490 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 10 more deaths.

They said the state now has recorded 891,023 known cases of the disease since the pandemic started more than a year ago.

The total of coronavirus-related death now stands at 17,868.

More than 6.3 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered with over 3.5 million Arizonans — 48.9% of the state’s population — having received at least one shot.

State health officials said more than 3 million residents now are fully vaccinated.

Republished with the permission of the Associated Press.