Arizona Reports 385 New Covid-19 Cases And 5 More Deaths

PHOENIX (AP) — Health officials in Arizona on Sunday reported 385 new cases of COVID-19 and five additional deaths.

They said the state now has recorded 889,727 known cases of the disease and 17,843 coronavirus-related deaths since the pandemic started more than a year ago.

Arizona Department of Health Services officials reported 641 new cases and 16 deaths Saturday.

It was the highest single-day case number since June 2.

Nearly 6.3 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered with almost 3.5 million Arizonans — 48.6% of the state’s population — having received at least one shot.

State health officials said more than 3 million residents now are fully vaccinated.

Gov. Doug Ducey issued an executive order earlier this week to prevent state public universities and community colleges from requiring students get vaccinated, submit vaccination documents, be tested or forced to wear masks.

No Arizona university had a vaccine requirement.

Various groups are offering incentives for people to get immunized.