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Arizona reports 419 new COVID-19 cases, 4 additional deaths Wednesday

A man with a tattoo is injected with his second dose of the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine at a drive-thru vaccination site on the grounds of the O'Higgins Park in Santiago, Chile, Monday, April 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

PHOENIX – Arizona public health officials on Wednesday reported 419 new coronavirus cases, the fewest since April 1, and four additional deaths from COVID-19.

The state’s latest documented totals were 851,265 COVID-19 infections and 17,109 fatalities, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services’ COVID-19 dashboard.

The dashboard also showed that 4,213,938 vaccine doses have been administered in the state, with 2,614,527 people (36.4% of the state’s population) having received at least one shot and 1,748,463 people fully vaccinated. (Note: Some of the vaccination figures were adjusted downward after they were initially posted Wednesday.)

The number of confirmed or suspected COVID-19 inpatients in the state’s hospitals decreased Tuesday to 531, the fewest since April 4. The number of ICU beds used by COVID-19 patients held steady at 150, the most since April 6.

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 other approved versions.

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.

The following week’s worth of appointments for mass vaccination sites run by the state, which use the Pfizer vaccine, are released every Friday at 11 a.m. Appointments can be booked online at https://podvaccine.azdhs.gov/ or by calling 844-542-8201.

Additional spots can open at any time through any provider because of cancellations and additional deliveries, so vaccine seekers should continue checking any or all of the registration options regularly.

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