Arizona reports 321 new COVID-19 cases and 8 more deaths

Health officials in Arizona on May 23 reported 321 new COVID-19 cases and eight additional deaths.

They said the latest numbers pushed the state’s totals since the pandemic began more than a year ago to 876,732 cases and 17,555 known deaths.

Arizona reported 634 cases and 16 deaths on Saturday.

According to the Arizona Department of Health Services’ COVID-19 dashboard, over 5.7 million vaccine doses have been administered in the state.

More than 3.2 million residents — 44.7% of the state’s population — have received at least one shot and over 2.7 million people have been fully vaccinated.

Coronavirus in Arizona: Latest case numbers

Since plummeting from January peaks and as vaccines have become widely available, hospitalizations related to COVID-19 have plateaued over the last two months, with relatively minor daily fluctuations.

Health officials say the number of confirmed or suspected COVID-19 inpatients in the state’s hospitals decreased by 38 overnight to 538 on Friday.

Meanwhile, the number of ICU beds used by COVID-19 patients decreased by 23 to 137.

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