Past The Peak? Maricopa County COVID-19 Numbers Showing Signs Of Declining

By Mark Brodie
Published: Monday, February 1, 2021 - 11:20am
Updated: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 - 11:19am

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Rebecca Sunenshine
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Dr. Rebecca Sunenshine

More than 3,700 new COVID-19 infections were reported Feb. 1, though there is typically a weekend lag in data.

Nearly 660,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered so far in Arizona; that’s as of Jan. 31. Gov. Doug Ducey told The Show last week he wants to see that number ramped up.

“It's time we hustle it up with the vaccines. We need to get more vaccines in more people's arms with more of a sense of urgency," Ducey said.

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The governor issued guidance to allow the state to take vaccines from providers that aren't using them quickly enough and get them to places where they will go into arms sooner.

On Feb. 1, the state is also opening a new mass vaccination site at Phoenix Municipal Stadium at Van Buren Street and Galvin Parkway.

For an update on the vaccine rollout and COVID-19 spread in Maricopa County, The Show spoke with Dr. Rebecca Sunenshine, director of Maricopa County’s disease control division.

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