Arizona Average Daily COVID-19 Death Totals Nearly Double In 2 Weeks
The Arizona Department of Health Services added another 69 COVID-19-related deaths to the dashboard Saturday, as the pace of virus deaths has nearly doubled over the past two weeks.
The department also confirmed 2,916 additional COVID-19 cases.
The state’s seven-day rolling average of daily deaths rose from just under 27 on Sept. 9 to just over 51 on Thursday.
The amount of average daily cases fell to just under 2,500 in the same period, according to Johns Hopkins University data.
Deaths are considered a trailing metric in the pandemic, with increases usually following spikes in cases and hospitalizations.
Almost 51% of Arizonans are fully vaccinated, lagging behind the national rate by about 5 percentage points.