Last Monday it was reached in Arizona, United States, a new record as to hospitalizations for Covid-19, while the state itself tries to intensify efforts for vaccination. Among these actions is the conversion of the State Farm Stadium, house of the Cardinals in the NFL, to occupy it as vaccination site active 24 hours.
The Arizona Department of Health Services reported a record 4,997 people hospitalized due to the virus, while 1,158 were in intensive care units. The numbers are significantly above what the state, which today is considered a hotspot, had experienced during its last spike in cases in July.
Health officials recently mentioned that there were 8,995 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and six additional deaths. This brings the total number of cases in Arizona since the pandemic began to 627,541. As of last Tuesday, the death toll in the state was 10,147.
State Farm Stadium will serve as a 24/7 vaccination site to dramatically expand the availability of COVID-19 vaccine doses in the Phoenix metropolitan area.https://t.co/N0Wor6XQTS
— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) January 11, 2021
Arizona, meanwhile, is preparing to embark on the next phase of its vaccine launch plan. The doctor Cara Christ, director of the Department of Health Services, and other officials opened the Arizona Cardinals stadium as a mass vaccination site.
In this way, State Farm Stadium in Glendale will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) January 3, 2021