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Arizona reports 3,655 new COVID-19 cases, 47 deaths on Saturday

Nov 27, 2021, 8:46 AM
FILE - A dose of a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is prepared at Lurie Children's hospital, Nov. 5, 2021, ...

FILE - A dose of a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is prepared at Lurie Children's hospital, Nov. 5, 2021, in Chicago. The coronavirus challenge has proved to be vexing for the White House, with last summer's premature claims of victory swamped by the more transmissible delta variant, stubborn millions of Americans unvaccinated and lingering economic effects from the pandemic's darkest days. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

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PHOENIX — Arizona health officials on Saturday reported 3,655 new COVID-19 cases and 47 deaths.

The latest documented totals are 1,262,574 infections and 22,224 fatalities, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services’ COVID-19 dashboard.

The number of confirmed of suspected COVID-19 inpatients in the state’s hospitals on Friday was 2,529, up 29 from the previous day.

The number of ICU beds used by COVID-19 patients was 663, an increase of 14 from the previous day.

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.

Free federally authorized vaccines are widely available and highly effective in preventing serious illness and death from COVID-19, including the predominant and more contagious delta variant.

For details about statewide vaccine availability, the ADHS website has a vaccine-finder page with locations and other 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. Appointments may be required depending on the provider.

The minimum age to receive the Pfizer shot is 12, and it’s 18 for the other available versions, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson.

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.

Information about where to get tested for COVID-19 can be found on the ADHS website.

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Arizona reports 3,655 new COVID-19 cases, 47 deaths on Saturday