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COVID-19 cases are declining in most states. Here's why Arizona's aren't

Published: Monday, November 8, 2021 - 12:59pm
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Will Humble

State health officials reported another 2,657 cases of COVID-19 Nov. 8 following four consecutive days of more than 3,000 positive cases.

Vaccinations in the state are coming close to hitting the 60% mark, but that’s for people who have gotten one dose, not two. Arizona's vaccination rate remains below the national average.

While much of the country is seeing COVID-19 cases drop and life return to some semblance of normal, numbers here in Arizona seem to be plateauing.

The Show spoke with Will Humble, the executive director of the Arizona Public Health Association, to discuss why the statewide case number is not on a decline.

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