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Arizona National Guard service members conduct tests for COVID-19 on the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation in this file photo from August. Since that time, cases have surged anew, averaging more than 4,300 cases a day for the past seven days, and experts worry things will get worse with both flu season and the holiday season upon us.

Arizona reported a record 10,322 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, more than twice the previous high, as cases surged ahead of a holiday season that one health expert said could be a “real scary time.” Read more»

Arizona has low rates of new lung cancer cases when compared to other states, but it ranks poorly when it comes to screenings and treatment, according to a new report by the American Lung Association.

Arizona was in the bottom tier in three of six categories in a new American Lung Association report, which put the state dead-last for the number of patients who receive treatment after getting a diagnosis of lung cancer. Read more»

As of Thursday, ADHS reported the state has had 6,087 coronavirus-related deaths and 252,768 people infected. Read more»

President Donald Trump walks down the stairs after arriving at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport for a visit to Honeywell International’s mask-making operation in Phoenix May 5, 2020. Honeywell added manufacturing capabilities to produce N95 face masks in support of the government’s response to COVID-19.

Government watchdog groups say they have not been able to get a full accounting of the expenses related to the president’s use of Air Force One, despite years of trying. Read more»

Final assembly in 2015 of the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, which launched in 2016. University of Arizona teams had been working on the project for more than a decade when it reached a near-Earth asteroid, Bennu, this week and executed a touch-and-go mission to briefly “tag” the surface, collect soil samples and head back to orbit.

A spacecraft made in collaboration with the UA made contact with an asteroid on Tuesday and collected samples that researchers hope will provide a better understanding of the formation of our solar system. Read more»

After dropping sharply from a decade ago, the number of people without health insurance continued to inch back up last year, when more than 800, 000 Arizonans were without coverage, according to Census Bureau data.

The number of Arizonans without health insurance jumped to more than 800,000 last year, the third consecutive year of increases for the state, according to the latest data from the Census Bureau. Read more»

The information security officer for the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office said one threat to electoral safety that’s not often thought about is the vulnerability of official social media accounts, which could be used to spread disinformation if breached.

Officials need to be as concerned about voting disinformation as they are about people tampering with ballots themselves, a Maricopa County official said Wednesday during a forum on election security. Read more»

Arizona plans to boost payments to health care providers who give flu vaccinations to Medicaid recipients, one of several steps to try to head off a flu outbreak while the state works to recover from COVID-19.

State officials Monday laid out a plan for “aggressively” combating the upcoming influenza season as the COVID-19 pandemic lingers, with the first step being to urge people to get a flu shot as soon as possible. Read more»