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Coronavirus in Arizona on April 1: 381 new cases, 10 new deaths reported Thursday

There have been 842,192 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 16,977 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Arizona as of Thursday.

PHOENIX — Editor's note: Here's the live blog for April 2.

12 News continues to track the changes with the coronavirus outbreak and vaccination efforts in Arizona with our daily live blog.

Here is the live blog for Thursday, April 1.

RELATED: COVID-19 vaccine in Arizona: Frequently Asked Questions

Major updates: 

  • There have been 842,192 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 16,977 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Arizona as of Thursday.
  • There have been 3,427,574 total vaccines administered as of Thursday.
  • The state does not record how many people have recovered, but Johns Hopkins University estimates the number of people who have recovered.
  • You can find COVID-19 testing sites here.
  • Go to 12News.com/Vaccine to find more information on the COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Scroll down to see how many cases are in each ZIP code and additional information.

RELATED: Arizona continues to see decreasing COVID-19 metrics, graphs show

COVID-19 cases reported in Arizona on Thursday

There have been 842,192 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 16,977 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Arizona, according to the state health department data.

That's an increase from the 841,811 confirmed cases and 16,967 coronavirus-related deaths reported on Wednesday.

A week ago, there were 837,987 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 16,874 deaths reported in Arizona.

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381 new cases, 10 new deaths reported Thursday

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 381 new cases and 10 new deaths on Thursday.

Thursday marked the 20th day in a row that the department reported less than 1,000 new cases each day.

Arizona has administered 3,427,574 total vaccines COVID-19 vaccine doses as of Thursday.

The number of people who have received at least one dose of vaccine passed 30% of the state's population. 

According to the state’s coronavirus dashboard, nearly 2.2 million people have received at least one dose, including nearly 1.4 million people who are fully vaccinated. 

There were 604 COVID-19 patients occupying inpatient hospital beds as of Wednesday, the 12th day that the number of hospitalizations has hovered around 600.

The department reports the number of new cases on the day the cases were reported to them by counties and hospitals, not on the day when someone was diagnosed with the virus.

There were 12,418 cases reported on the collection date of Jan. 4, the day with the most collected diagnoses so far. The day with the second-most collected diagnoses so far was on Jan. 5, with 11,755 cases. That is subject to change.

Health officials said the day with the highest number of deaths was Jan. 18, when 177 people died. The day with the second-highest number of deaths was Jan. 13, when 172 people died. That is subject to change.

Arizona reached 800,000 coronavirus cases on Feb. 17, 700,000 on Jan. 22, 600,000 on Jan. 9, 500,000 on Dec. 28, 400,000 on Dec. 12, 300,000 on Nov. 23, 200,000 on Aug. 27, 100,000 on July 6 and 50,000 cases on June 21. 

The state reached 16,000 coronavirus deaths on on March 2, 15,000 on Feb. 17, 14,000 on Feb. 6, 13,000 on Jan. 29, 12,000 on Jan. 22, 11,000 on Jan. 15, 10,000 on Jan. 9, 9,000 on Jan. 1, 8,000 on Dec. 22, 7,000 on Dec. 9, 6,000 on Nov. 3, 5,000 on Aug. 29, 4,000 on Aug. 6, 3,000 deaths on July 23, 2,000 on July 9 and 1,000 on June 5.

Health officials continued to stress that people should continue social distancing, wearing masks in public, and stay home when possible.

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Arizona Costco locations to offer COVID-19 vaccines

Costco announced Thursday that its pharmacies would begin administering COVID-19 vaccines as soon as they were available. 

Costco said it is offering a limited number of COVID-19 vaccines, typically Moderna, in select locations.

Costco said it would work in accordance with CDC and state guidelines. 

Arizona has since opened COVID-19 vaccines to everyone 16 and older, but the U.S. is prioritizing higher-risk individuals including health care workers, adults 65 and older and other high-risk frontline workers. 

You can find more information here

More workers to be added at state-run COVID-19 vaccine sites

Gov. Doug Ducey says more workers are being added to meet the high demand at state-run COVID-19 vaccine sites.

State health officials said Tuesday they were experiencing long lines outside State Farm Stadium in Glendale, citing multiple issues including the hot weather. 

Ducey says state staff members are stepping up to supplement existing paid staff and volunteers at vaccine sites. 

Nearly 90 additional National Guard personnel will also join the vaccination effort Thursday. 

Meanwhile Wednesday, Arizona health officials reported 733 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases and 26 more deaths. 

But officials said about 200 of the additional cases were from records cleanups involving cases occurring over the entire pandemic.

At 11 a.m. every Friday, the Arizona Department of Health Services makes appointments available at state-run sites of the following week. 

Registration for these and many other sites is available at podvaccine.azdhs.gov or by calling 844-542-8201 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The above article is from The Associated Press. 

Navajo Nation has no COVID-19 deaths for 6th time in 11 days

The Navajo Nation on Wednesday reported 15 new COVID-19 cases, but no deaths for the third time in the past four days and sixth time in the last 11 days.

Tribal health officials say the latest figures bring the total number of cases since the pandemic started to 30,095 with the known death toll remaining at 1,247. 

The number of infections is thought to be far higher than reported because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected with the virus without feeling sick. 

The Navajo Nation reservation covers parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.

The above article is from The Associated Press. 

Here is the latest information on COVID-19 vaccines in Arizona

The Arizona Department of Health Services said more than 3.4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered as of Thursday.

Who can get a COVID-19 vaccine?

The state and Maricopa County has expanded vaccine eligibility to Arizonans 16 and older. Other counties are offering vaccines to people in Phase 1B. Gila County has extended vaccines to some people in Phase 1C and Mohave County opened vaccines to all adults. Learn more about the phases here.

How can I sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine?

You can sign up for a vaccine through the state here or find more information about finding up through the counties here.

Where can I get a COVID-19 vaccine?

There are four locations where the state is administering vaccines: State Farm Stadium, Phoenix Municipal Stadium, Chandler-Gilbert Community College and University of Arizona's Tucson campus. All other locations are run through the individual counties or federal programs.

Where can I find more information on a COVID-19 vaccine?

You can find more vaccine information at 12News.com/Vaccine.

COVID-19 data dashboard now includes vaccine information

The Arizona Department of Health Services updated its COVID-19 data dashboard to include information including vaccination numbers and demographic data.

The new information can be found on the dashboard in the tab right next to the summary tab where daily coronavirus cases, deaths, and testing numbers are updated.

You can see the updated dashboard here.

Arizona health department sets up hotline to report businesses

The Arizona Department of Health Services has set up two ways for people to report local businesses that are not following COVID-19 guidelines. 

People can report businesses through a hotline or through an online form:

“There’s a role for the public as well: If you believe a business isn’t following these requirements, which were established for the safety of customers, employees, and the broader public, ADHS encourages you to share your concerns so local and state officials can follow up as needed,” AZDHS said in a statement.

Free masks available for some Arizonans

The Arizona Department of Health Services announced that some Arizonans would be able to get free masks from the state.

The department partnered with Hanes to provide free face masks to Arizona’s most vulnerable populations.

Anyone who is part of a vulnerable population (including, but not limited to, individuals with medical conditions or individuals age 65 or older), a student (or parents on behalf of students), school staff member or who may not be able to purchase one is able to get a free mask.

Each other will provide five washable, reusable cloth face masks, one order per household. 

The department hopes to give out two million cloth face masks. 

Anyone with questions can visit the department's FAQs page or contact Hanes at 1-800-503-6698.

Sign up for the free masks here.

Arizona releases ZIP code locations of coronavirus cases, other data

The Arizona Department of Health Services has released expanded data points regarding coronavirus cases in the state. 

The AZDHS website now features the location of confirmed cases in Arizona by zip code. 

You can see the current ZIP code map here and can find yours by clicking around or searching for your ZIP code in the top right of the map.

More information on coronavirus cases from Thursday

There have been 842,192 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 16,977 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Arizona.

That's an increase from the 841,811 confirmed cases and 16,967 coronavirus-related deaths reported on Wednesday.

There were 381 new cases reported on Thursday, a decrease from the 733 new cases reported on Wednesday. 

There were 10 new deaths reported on Thursday, a decrease from the 26 new deaths reported on Wednesday.

There were 12,418 cases reported on the collection date of Jan. 4, the day with the most collected diagnoses so far. The day with the second-most collected diagnoses so far was on Jan. 5, with 11,755 cases. That is subject to change.

Health officials said the day with the highest number of deaths was Jan. 18, when 177 people died. The day with the second-highest number of deaths was Jan. 13, when 172 people died. That is subject to change.

In total, 25,135 new diagnostic tests were reported on Thursday, a slight decrease from the 25,269 new tests reported on Wednesday.

There have been a total of 8,559,009 diagnostic tests reported to the state as of Thursday. 

10.8% of those tests have been positive as of Thursday, the same since Tuesday.

Here's a breakdown of the number of cases reported in each county:

  • Maricopa: 524,547
  • Pima: 112,707
  • Pinal: 49,540
  • Coconino: 17,091
  • Navajo: 15,699
  • Apache: 11,026
  • Mohave: 22,141
  • La Paz: 2,448
  • Yuma: 36,756
  • Graham: 5,368
  • Cochise: 11,610
  • Santa Cruz: 7,821
  • Yavapai: 18,320
  • Gila: 6,554
  • Greenlee: 564

Click on the links below to find more information from each county's health department: 

COVID-19 is believed to be primarily spread through coughs or sneezes. 

It may be possible for the virus to spread by touching a surface or object with the virus and then a person touching their mouth, nose or eyes, but this is not thought to be the main method of spread, the CDC says. 

You should consult your doctor if you traveled to an area currently affected by COVID-19 and feel sick with fever, cough or difficulty breathing. 

The best way to prevent COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases is to:

  • Wear face coverings while in public.
  • Practice social distancing while in public.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently-touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

You can text FACTS to 602-444-1212 to receive more information on the coronavirus and to ask questions.

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