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AZ COVID-19 update for Monday, December 27, 2021

Charles Krupa/AP, file

Arizona health officials are reporting more than 3,800 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases and 72 additional deaths.

Officials with Arizona’s largest hospital systems have voiced fears that staff will have to ration care at some point, especially with the more transmissible omicron variant running rampant nationwide.

According to the state dashboard Sunday, Arizona’s percent positivity for diagnostic COVID testing was at 10.4% last week. 64.9% of Arizonans old enough to get vaccinated had received at least one shot, with more than 58% fully vaccinated.

The national rates are 77.3% of eligible individuals with at least one dose and 65.6% fully vaccinated.

Gov. Doug Ducey released a video public service announcement on YouTube Thursday urging people to get vaccinated and boosted.

The minimum age to receive the Pfizer shot is 5, 18 for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson.