The daily COVID numbers:
Total cases: 521,553, an increase of 828 from yesterday.
Active cases: 5,444, up by 329 from yesterday.
Deaths: 8,595, a rise of three.
Hospitalizations: 300, up sharply from 276 yesterday, with increases in ICU patients from 122 to 129 and the number on ventilators from 63 to 68.
Vaccinations: A bit more than 12,000 new doses.
Noted: 1,594 of the active cases are people 18 and younger.