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Arizona reports 845 new COVID-19 cases, 30 additional deaths Friday

Volunteer medical staff administer COVID-19 vaccines to walk-in patients during a pop-up clinic at Western International High School on April 12, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Matthew Hatcher/Getty Images)

PHOENIX – Arizona public health officials on Friday reported 845 new coronavirus cases and 30 additional deaths from COVID-19.

The latest documented totals were 852,570 COVID-19 infections and 17,153 fatalities, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services’ COVID-19 dashboard.

The dashboard also showed that 4,326,494 vaccine doses have been administered in the state, with 2,656,696 people (37% of the state’s population) having received at least one shot and 1,812,090 people fully vaccinated.

Hospitalizations related to the virus declined Thursday after reaching April’s highest levels the previous day. The number of confirmed or suspected COVID-19 inpatients in the state’s hospitals fell by 15 overnight to 569. The number of ICU beds used by COVID-19 patients dipped by eight to 154.

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 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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For Arizona vaccine information, visit azdhs.gov/findvaccine.

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