PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona on Tuesday reported 500 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases as the state's seven-day rolling average decreased over the past two weeks.
The additional cases and 14 deaths reported Tuesday raised the state's pandemic totals to 877,682 cases and 17,569 deaths.
Pinal County reported 63 new cases and one additional death. That brings the county totals to 52,631 positive cases and 888 deaths.
According to Johns Hopkins University data, the rolling average of daily new cases dropped from 699 on May 9 to 537.7 on Sunday. The rolling average of daily deaths rose from 9.3 to 12.7 during the same period.
According to the Arizona Department of Health Services’ COVID-19 dashboard, nearly 3.3 million residents — 45.4% of the state’s population — have received at least one shot and over 2.7 million people have been fully vaccinated.
With many fewer cases than during the winter surge and vaccines becoming widely available, COVID-19-related hospitalizations have plateaued over the last two months with few sizable daily fluctuations.
There were 551 patients hospitalized statewide for confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infections as of Monday, according to the state's dashboard.