PHOENIX — This week's White House coronavirus report shows a bleak outlook for Arizona, with our state topping the list for new cases, deaths, and hospital admissions.
The report, dated Jan. 24, ranks Arizona in the number one spot out of all 50 states, plus Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., in the following categories: New cases per 100,000, new COVID-19 hospital admissions per 100 inpatient beds, and new deaths per 100,000.
Arizona also ranked just below Oklahoma, coming in as the state with the second-highest number of positive tests.
This week, Arizona officials announced the state has reached the milestone of 500,000 coronavirus vaccines administered. At least seven percent of Arizonans have received at least one dose of the vaccines.