PHOENIX (AP) — Health officials in Arizona on Sunday reported 661 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases and eight more deaths.
The latest numbers increased the state’s totals to 858,737 cases and 17,268 known deaths since the pandemic started more than a year ago.
On Friday, health officials had reported 896 COVID-19 cases — the largest daily increase in two weeks — and 17 deaths, with 729 more cases and 22 deaths reported Saturday.
The number of infections is thought to be far higher than reported because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected with the virus without feeling sick.
The number of confirmed or suspected COVID-19 inpatients in Arizona’s hospitals was at 591 on Saturday, up one from Friday.
Meanwhile, the number of ICU beds used by coronavirus patients was at 185 compared to 174 on Friday.
Nearly 2.1 million people, 29% of Arizona’s population, have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
More than 2.8 million residents have had at least one vaccine shot by now, according to the state’s coronavirus dashboard.
The vaccination site at State Farm Stadium, home of the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals, opened Jan. 11 and provided more than 10,000 doses a day by early April.