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Arizona closes stadium vaccine site in move to indoor venues

Posted at 11:36 AM, Apr 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-23 14:36:09-04

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona on Friday administered the last COVID-19 vaccination injections at the state’s first and largest COVID-19 mass-vaccination site, closed as the state continued transitioning outdoor operations to indoor venues amid slowly rising numbers of new confirmed cases and deaths.

The drive-thru site outside State Farm Stadium is being replaced by a facility inside Gila River Arena, located across a street in Glendale. There are additional large state-run sites in metro Phoenix plus ones in Flagstaff, Tucson and Yuma. The state reported 896 additional COVID-19 cases and 17 more deaths Friday.

Seven-day rolling averages of new confirmed cases and deaths crept upward over the past two weeks.