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Pima County plans broad COVID vaccination push, but supplies & funding remain hurdles

Pima County plans to vaccinate 345,000 residents by the end of March, and possibly more than 775,000 people by June under an accelerated COVID-19 plan, but only if the "vaccine supply is not an issue" and federal funding is available. ... Read more»

Ducey orders vaccine speed-up, pulls control from counties

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey ordered the Department of Health Services on Wednesday to create a "state-directed" model for delivery of vaccines, overriding the plans of the counties throughout the state.... Read more»

'Grim' outlook: 1 in 1,000 Pima residents has died from COVID, patients wait for hospital beds

One in every 1,000 Pima County residents has died from COVID-19, as the number of infections continues to climb and patients are forced to wait for beds. Six of eight Tucson-area hospitals had no available ICU beds Wednesday.... Read more»

Pima County hospitals see 'record numbers' of COVID-19 patients

Overwhelmed and under strain, hospitals in Pima County "continue to see record numbers with no let up in sight," as the number of COVID-19 patients continues to rise, officials warned Tuesday. ... Read more»

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Fever in the age of coronavirus

If I’m honest, it started Sunday afternoon. I was putting away clothes in my daughter’s room at the peak of the afternoon heat, and the air conditioning was giving me chills. A low-grade fever for days has never been so terrifying.... Read more»