PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Arizona hit two grim milestones Saturday morning, reporting a total of more than 600,000 cases of COVID-19 statewide and more than 10,000 deaths.
The Saturday morning update from the Arizona Department of Health services added 11,094 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the statewide total since the pandemic started to 607,345.
The update also included 98 additional deaths, bringing that total to 10,036.
As of Saturday morning, Arizona has the highest average daily cases per 100k in the last seven days with 126.4, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention COVID Data Tracker.
The State of Arizona is planning to use State Farm Stadium as a massive COVID-19 vaccination center following a slow rollout of vaccinations statewide.
The 63,400 seat stadium will open on Monday, January 11 with plans to remain open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with the capacity to vaccinate 6,000 Arizonans a day. Registration for the site will be posted here on Monday morning.
“Our new vaccine site in Glendale will rapidly expand the number of Arizonans getting vaccinated,” Governor Doug Ducey said. “We need to get these vaccine doses out of freezers and into the arms of Arizonans who want it, and our new site will speed up that process."
Phase 1B for vaccinations is also expected to start on Monday, January 11 for K-12 school staff and childcare workers, law enforcement/protective services including sworn officers and government-employed security officers, adults age 75 and older, and people who qualified for Phase 1A but were unable to get the vaccine