Increase in Reported COVID-19 Cases and Urgency of COVID-19 Booster Shot

Increase in Reported COVID-19 Cases and Urgency of COVID-19 Booster Shot

Ash Espinosa

Within the week of Nov. 28, 2021 more COVID-19 cases have been reported, adding to Arizona’s total count and urging for Arizonans to get vaccinated. 

With it being the week after Thanksgiving break, Arizona was expected to see a raise in cases and hospitalizations. Over the weekend on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2,581 people were reported to be hospitalized, raising about 27 percent than the previous week. 

As of COVID-19 cases after reporting less than 2,000 cases on Nov. 29 (1,961 cases) Arizona’s cases rose by 1,010 from the former day. On Nov. 30, The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 2,971 cases and 77 deaths. COVID-19 cases and deaths in Arizona totaled to 1,269,780 cases and 22,307 deaths. The number of hospitalizations also increased to 2,676 as of the morning of Nov. 30. 

On Wednesday, Dec. 1, 3,100 cases and 43 deaths were reported. 

With the rise of COVID cases and newly discovered COVID-19 variant, Omicron, worries in Arizona have increased as well. People are recommended to continue to wear masks and get vaccinated. With the Delta variant still spreading and the Omicron variant expecting to come, health experts like Chief Medical Officer for Valleywide Health, Dr. Michael White advises vaccination and booster shots. Those who have gotten vaccinated are recommended to receive booster shots.