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Arizona COVID-19 case update, November 1st, 2021

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A technician shows a nasal swab used for COVID-19 testing.

Health officials in Arizona on Sunday reported more than 2,800 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases and one more death. The latest numbers released by the state Department of Health Services puts the known death toll in Arizona at more than 21,000 since the pandemic began. The department’s coronavirus dashboard showed that COVID-19-related hospitalizations inched upward slightly. According to Johns Hopkins University data, the seven-day rolling averages of daily new cases and daily deaths both increased over the past two weeks.

The Navajo Nation on Sunday reported 67 more COVID-19 cases and two additional deaths.

Many Arizona pediatricians are looking to reassure parents ahead of anticipated approval of the COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. Governor Doug Ducey’s pandemic adviser Dr. Richard Carmona says the risk from vaccination is tiny compared to the risk of developing severe complications from COVID-19. He says even though most children who get infected have minor illnesses, some end up hospitalized and hundreds have died.