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COVID-19 appears to be on the rise since stay-at-home order expired

In the two and a half weeks since the stay-at-home order expired, COVID cases have steadily increased in almost every county in the state. New hospitalizations have remained high. And total hospitalizations have hit record levels several days in a row as new patients check in faster than older COVID patients check out.... Read more»

'Stay at home' advisory: Tucson mayor orders 'non-essential' biz to close due to CV-19

Businesses that are not on the state list of 'essential services' must close in Tucson due to the continuing spread of coronavirus, Mayor Regina Romero ordered, further advising residents to remain at home and that nail salons and barber shops should shut down.... Read more»3

2 more Pima County coronavirus deaths; 1st juvenile case reported

Two more Pima County residents have died of COVID-19: a man and a woman, both in their 80s. The first case of a CV-19 patient under age 18 was reported here, with the number of confirmed cases in the county topping 100.... Read more»

Pima County man dies from coronavirus, 2nd reported here

A second Pima County resident has died of COVID-19, a Pima County official reported during a Board of Supervisors meeting Thursday. Sources indicated that the man died Tuesday night.... Read more»

Woman in her 50s is 1st Pima County coronavirus death

A woman in her 50s with "underlying health conditions" is the first person in Pima County to die due to COVID-19, officials said Monday evening.... Read more»

Pima County child dies of H1N1 flu

A child in Pima County died of the flu last month, in a case unrelated to COVID-19, officials said Wednesday.... Read more»

Az coronavirus cases up to 20 as more are tested

Twenty Arizonans have now tested postive for COVID-19 as the pandemic continues Tuesday and the number of people being tested in the state increases.... Read more»

Coronavirus cases jump in Az as more are tested

The number of known cases of coronavirus increased by 50% overnight in Arizona, as more tests are being run after weeks of limited access even as the COVID-19 pandemic grew.... Read more»

After 'wasted time,' coronavirus testing poised to increase in Arizona

New guidelines, private labs coming online, and access to more test kits should soon ramp up the number of patients who Arizona health authorities can diagnose for the COVID-19 virus, officials said.... Read more»

3rd coronavirus case diagnosed in Pima County

A third person in Pima County has been diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus, officials said Sunday morning. The person, described as an "older adult," is recovering in an area hospital.... Read more»

Second coronavirus case reported in Pima County

A second person in Pima County has been "presumptively diagnosed" with COVID-19 and is being treated at a local hospital, officials said.... Read more»1

Arizona declares public health emergency over coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak has prompted a "public health emergency" declaration by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, allowing the state to request federal funds and deal with medical price-gouging.... Read more»

Pima County resident 'presumptively' diagnosed with coronavirus; Officials urge 'common sense' response

A Pima County resident has been "presumptively" diagnosed with COVID-19. The patient, who had recently traveled to an area with "community spread," is "not severely ill" and is recovering at home. Officials urged a "common sense" response to the virus Monday.... Read more»

2 more coronavirus cases in Pinal County; Officials say no positive tests in Pima County

Two more Pinal residents have been "presumptively" diagnosed with COVID-19 — members of the same household as a case announced Friday. Pima County officials said that no tests here have been positive for the coronavirus, pushing back against rumors that a patient here has been diagnosed.... Read more»

3rd Az coronavirus case is hospitalized woman; Officials state no positive tests in Pima County

A third Arizona resident has been "presumptively" diagnosed with COVID-19 — a woman who has been hospitalized. Pima County officials said Friday that no tests here have been positive for the coronavirus, pushing back against rumors that a patient here has been diagnosed..... Read more»

Health expert: Innovations mean no excuses for not getting flu shot

With the new flu season beginning Oct. 3, health experts are urging people to overcome whatever concerns they may have and get vaccinated. The benefits, they say, include greater overall immunity to curtail the flu’s spread and protecting those most vulnerable to the disease’s potentially fatal effects.... Read more»