Why Yuma County Desperately Needs More Vaccines

The number of coronavirus cases continues to fall as vaccinations increase in Arizona.

On February 24, an additional 1,310 cases and 43 deaths were added to the State Department of Health Services dashboard.

Hospital admissions have fallen again, with ICU usage totaling 86%.

More than 1.5 million doses of vaccine have been administered in the state, with more than 1.1 million people receiving at least one shot.

Yuma County has been a hot spot for COVID-19 in Arizona. It has the fourth highest number of infections among the state’s counties since the pandemic began.

Amanda Aguirre says her facilities have tested more than 97,000 people in Yuma County, both in drive-through environments and on-site for businesses.

Aguirre is the President and CEO of the Regional Border Health Center serving Yuma, La Paz, and Mohave counties. The show spoke to her to learn more about where things are currently at in Yuma County regarding vaccines.

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