Hopi health officials say known COVID-19 infections continue to drop as more residents receive vaccinations. It’s prompted tribal leaders to begin reopening the reservation and easing some restrictions. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.

KNAU's Morning Rundown: Wednesday, April 7

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It's Wednesday, April 7. More than 17,000 people have officially died statewide from COVID-19 complications, according to this morning's report from the Department of Health Services. More than 2.4 million people in the state have received a vaccine, ADHS says.


Here are more of KNAU's top morning headlines:


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A massive vaccination effort against the coronavirus disease is underway worldwide. In Arizona, more than 2 million people have received at least one dose. It’s a race against emerging disease variants which in some cases reduce the effectiveness of vaccines or make the disease more deadly. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny spoke about the latest science with Dr. Paul Keim of Northern Arizona University.

AP, file

Arizona’s daily rate of additional confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to creep upward while the daily rate of related deaths is down. 


AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File

U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland is making her first official trip to her home state to meet with Indigenous leaders.