/ Modified jan 19, 2021 12:52 p.m.

Arizona reports 6,417 new COVID-19 cases

State and counties look to ramp up vaccinations

coronavirus 2 hero This transmission electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19—isolated from a patient in the U.S.
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As Arizona prepares to expand its vaccination reach, health officials are reporting more than 6,400 new COVID-19 cases and one new death.

The state on Tuesday will open up appointments at two mass vaccination sites in suburban Phoenix to people age 65 and older. The earliest they will be able to register for is February.

The state Department of Health Services last week transformed the parking lot outside State Farm Stadium into a round the clock vaccination site. Phoenix Municipal Stadium will open for vaccinations on Feb. 1.

Health officials say there are 6,417 new COVID-19 cases. Since the pandemic began, Arizona has had 673,882 cases and 11,266 known deaths.

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