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Arizona COVID-19 case update, 10/11/21

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State health officials on Sunday reported more than 2,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 32 additional deaths. The latest numbers increased the state’s pandemic totals to 20,382 known deaths since the pandemic began more than a year ago. The Arizona Department of Health Service’s coronavirus dashboard also reported COVID-19-related hospitalizations continuing to range below 1,800, up from Friday, but more than 300 below the peak of the current wave.

The Navajo Nation has reported 32 more COVID-19 cases, but no additional deaths. It marked the seventh time in 10 days that the tribe has reported no deaths. The latest numbers released Saturday pushed the tribe’s totals to nearly 34,400 confirmed COVID-19 cases from the virus since the pandemic began more than a year ago. The known death toll is 1,454. Navajo officials continue to urge people to get vaccinated, wear masks while in public and minimize their travel. Tribal President Jonathan Nez has urged tribal members have trouble dealing with the stress of the pandemic to seek professional help.