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Arizona reports 675 new COVID-19 cases, no additional deaths Monday

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PHOENIX – Arizona public health officials on Monday reported 675 new coronavirus cases and no additional deaths from COVID-19.

The state’s latest documented totals were 850,236 COVID-19 infections and 17,086 fatalities, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services’ COVID-19 dashboard.

The dashboard also showed 4,120,352 vaccine doses have been administered in the state, with 2,568,926 people (35.7% of the state’s population) having received at least one shot and 1,695,872 people fully vaccinated.

The number of confirmed or suspected COVID-19 inpatients in the state’s hospitals, which has been in the 500s since the start of April, increased by 20 Sunday to 552. The number of ICU beds used by COVID-19 patients dipped by one to 148, the fifth consecutive day under 150.

Arizona’s weekly percent positivity for COVID-19 diagnostic testing, an indicator of how much the virus is spreading in the community, has been holding steady at 5% for six consecutive weeks.

The state health department’s daily updates present case and death data after the state receives statistics and confirms them, which can lag by several days or more. They don’t represent the actual activity over the past 24 hours.

The hospitalization numbers posted on the dashboard each morning are reported electronically the previous evening by hospitals across the state.

COVID-19, the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, has no impact on some people and is seriously debilitating or fatal for others. Infected people without symptoms — which include but are not limited to cough, fever and difficulty breathing — are capable of spreading the virus.

Diagnostic testing is available at hundreds of locations across Arizona and should be sought out by anybody with symptoms or who may have been exposed to an infected person. Information about locations, schedules and registration can be found on the Department of Health Services website.

All adults across Arizona are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines, with the minimum age at 16 for the Pfizer shot and 18 for Moderna or Johnson & Johnson versions.

A new state-run indoor mass vaccination site opened Monday at Arizona State University’s Desert Financial Arena. It replaced the parking lot site at Phoenix Municipal Stadium as part of a series of moves in response to rising temperatures.

For details about statewide vaccine availability, the ADHS website has a vaccine-finder page showing locations and registration information.

For information about metro Phoenix vaccine availability, Maricopa County Public Health has a locator page that lists pharmacies, government-run sites, health clinics and pop-up distribution events.

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