The coronavirus pandemic continues to surge across the United States, with many regions reporting second or third surges in infections.
Arizona has the highest infection rate in the country. Sixty percent of hospitalized people in the state have COVID-19, and COVID patients occupy 65% of intensive care unit beds. The state’s COVID-19 test positivity rate is 16%, according to The Wall Street Journal, and health officials in the state say as many as 1 in 10 residents is currently infected with the virus.
The state is averaging around 10,000 COVID-19 cases per day, and the Arizona Department of Health Services is trying to vaccinate an eager elderly population against the virus. Today, the department announced it was pairing up with Arizona State University and the Arizona National Guard beginning Feb 1 to offer vaccines at Phoenix Municipal Stadium.
So far, Arizona has administered 200,000 doses of vaccine. The CDC COVID Data Tracker shows that 30,628,175 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been distributed in the United States, and 11,148,991 doses have been administered, with 1,342,086 people receiving two doses.
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