Today, we’ve launched the first version of a report showing statewide COVID-19 case and death rates by vaccination status. The report demonstrates the significant increases in risk of COVID-19 infection and death among those who are not vaccinated. In October, unvaccinated persons in Arizona had a 3.9 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 and a 15.2 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19 compared to fully vaccinated persons.
This report, which is linked above the COVID-19 Data Dashboard, will be updated every two weeks.
The report begins on June 20 to represent the timeframe when Delta became the dominant variant in Arizona. The report shows statewide age-adjusted rates of COVID-19 infection and death among those who are fully vaccinated and those who are unvaccinated.
The report also stratifies the data by age to show the differences in infection rates and deaths based on age group, consistent with CDC’s breakthrough calculation methodology. These rates by age highlight the significant increase in adverse outcomes among our oldest residents.
The biggest takeaway from this report is that every week and across all age groups, people who were unvaccinated had a greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 and a greater risk of dying from COVID-19 than people who were fully vaccinated. COVID-19 vaccines continue to be the best tool for preventing infection and death from COVID-19. Find a safe, free, effective COVID-19 vaccination at a location near you by visiting azhealth.gov/FindVaccine.