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Arizona to start reporting COVID-19 case, death rates by vaccine status

Arizona’s public health agency is starting what it says will be regular reports looking at state COVID-19 case and death rates by vaccination status.

The first such report was posted Wednesday on the state Department of Health Services ’s coronavirus dashboard. Interim Director Don Herrington said in a blog post that the report shows significant increases in the risk of COVID-19 infections and death for unvaccinated people.

According to the report, unvaccinated people in Arizona were 3.9 more times as likely to test positive for COVID-19 than fully vaccinated people and 15.2 times more likely to die from COVID-19.