The Covid-19 hospitalizations in Arizona hit a new record this Monday, as the state intensifies its vaccination efforts, including the conversion of the State Farm Stadium, house of the Cardinals from NFL at a vaccination site 24 hours a day.
He Arizona Department of Health Services inform that a record of 4,997 people were hospitalized due to the virus and that 1,158 were in intensive care units. Those numbers are significantly above what the state, now considered a hotspot, experienced during its last spike in July.
Health officials mentioned that there was 8 thousand 995 cases of Covid-19 confirmed Recently and six additional deaths. That brings the total number of cases in Arizona since the pandemic began to 627 thousand 541. The death toll in the state is 10,147.
Meanwhile, Arizona prepares to embark on the next phase of its vaccine launch plan. Dr. Cara Christ, director of the Department of Health Services, and other officials carried out the opening of the Arizona Cardinals stadium as a mass vaccination site.
Thus, State Farm Stadium in Glendale will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
With information from AP