PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 544 new coronavirus cases Thursday morning. Arizona's statewide total is now at 871,168 cases.
ADHS added 8 new deaths to its dashboard Thursday morning. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Arizona is now 17,438.
As of Thursday, the state has administered more than 5.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. More than 3 million people have received at least one dose, and more than 2.5 million are fully vaccinated.
ADHS has a map on their dashboard that shows how many people have been vaccinated in each ZIP code. Search your neighborhood here.
- January 2021: 4,351
- December 2020: 3,242
- February 2021: 1,789
- March 2021: 559
- April 2021: 258
- May (so far): 41
ADHS says on any given day, illnesses diagnosed in the previous four to seven days might not be reported yet. Here are the latest case totals:
- May (so far) -> 6,129
- April -> 20,989
- March -> 20,701
- February -> 45,645
- January -> 199,843
- December -> 219,847
- November -> 104,383
- June -> 81,404
- July -> 80,337
Arizona changes guidelines
While other states place new restrictions on businesses to fight against the coronavirus, that will not be the case in Arizona.
Over the summer, the state set up benchmarks for businesses to safely reopen, but now, with cases rising, the state will not be using them.
The state's top health official acknowledged that she changed the guidelines, which are used to determine whether businesses should stay open during this pandemic. Those changes essentially guarantee that places like bars and restaurants will stay open for the duration of the pandemic, no matter how bad our numbers get.
"There are other strategies that may come in before that, before we would recommend closing," Dr. Cara Christ, head of the Arizona Department of Health Services, said Friday when asked at what point she would recommend closing businesses.
This information is updated when the Arizona Department of Health Services releases new data, which happens every day at about 8:15 a.m.