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TucsonSentinel.com looks back at 2021

Tucson rang in 2021 much as we left the previous year, but with a few new twists: an attempted insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, in the grip of a pandemic that has become a political issue, more immigration and asylum issues, a growing climate crisis. ... Read more»

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Ducey taps Herrington to run ADHS, Carmona to run vaccine push

Don Herrington, 21-year veteran of the Arizona Department of Health Services will become the agency's interim director, and former surgeon general Dr. Richard Carmona was tapped to lead a statewide effort to boost vaccinations, the governor's office said Thursday. ... Read more»

2,700 more COVID cases in Arizona; 2,000 hospitalized patients

There were another 2,695 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Arizona on Tuesday, making for nearly 20,900 in the past week — with 171 deaths. Pima County, with 152 new cases, is seeing daily new infections not experienced since February as the latest pandemic wave continues.... Read more»

2,600 new COVID infections in Arizona; 229 cases in Pima County

There were another 2,632 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Arizona on Monday, making for more than 20,800 in the past week — with 136 deaths. Pima County, with 229 new cases, is seeing daily new infections not experienced since February as the latest pandemic wave continues.... Read more»

3,300 more Az COVID infections on Sunday; 248 cases in Pima County

There were another 3,307 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Arizona on Sunday, making for more than 20,600 in the past week — with 136 deaths. Pima County, with 248 new cases, is seeing daily new infections not experienced since February as the latest pandemic wave continues.... Read more»

3,200 more Az COVID infections & 36 deaths Saturday; 264 cases in Pima County

There were another 3,195 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Arizona on Saturday, making for more than 20,300 in the past week — with 135 deaths. Pima County, with 264 new cases, is seeing daily new infections not experienced since February as the latest pandemic wave continues.... Read more»

3,100 more Az COVID infections Friday; 216 in Pima County as Delta wave continues

There were another 3,109 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Arizona on Friday, making for nearly 20,600 in the past week — with 126 deaths. Pima County, with 216 new cases, has had more daily cases than at any point in the past seven months as another pandemic wave continues to grow.... Read more»

Renewed COVID wave builds: 3,500 new Az infections Thursday; 400 in Pima County

There were another 3,546 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Arizona on Thursday, making for more than 20,700 in the past week — with 96 deaths. Pima County, with 401 new cases, has had more daily cases than at any point in the past seven months as the outbreak sees another wave continuing to grow.... Read more»

20,000 new Az COVID infections in past week

There were another 2,402 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Arizona on Wednesday, making for more than 20,000 in the past week — with 98 deaths. Pima County, with 262 new cases, has issued an updated public health advisory, saying local hospitals are "stretched thin" and seeking federal help to deal with the "unprecedented surge."... Read more»

Lawsuit challenges new Arizona abortion restrictions, 'personhood' provision

Abortion rights advocates are asking a federal court to block a sweeping new Arizona abortion law that they say grants civil rights to fetuses, embryos and fertilized human eggs and is set to take effect Sept. 29. ... Read more»

2,660 new Az COVID-19 cases, Pima County hospitals 'stretched thin' & seeking federal aid

There were another 2,661 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Arizona on Tuesday, making for 19,600 in the past week. Pima County issued an updated public health advisory, saying local hospitals are "stretched thin" and seeking federal help to deal with the "unprecedented surge."... Read more»

2,400 more Arizona COVID-19 cases, 175 in Pima County on Monday

There were another 2,400 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Arizona on Monday — following 3,052 on Sunday, 3,418 Saturday, 3,225 Friday and 2,970 last Thursday — which was 1,000 more than the previous day. ... Read more»

3,000 new Az COVID cases, 295 in Pima County on Sun. as Delta infections increase

There were another 3,052 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Arizona on Sunday, making for 19,400 in the past week. Pima County has also hit a seven-month case high, with 295 new cases and the most new coronavirus infections since February.... Read more»

3,400 more Az COVID cases, 299 in Pima County as infection reports increase

There were another 3,418 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Arizona on Saturday, making for 19,000 in the past week. Pima County has also hit a seven-month case high, with 299 new cases and the most new coronavirus infections since February.... Read more»

3,200 new Az COVID cases, 272 in Pima County as Delta spike continues

There were another 3,225 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Arizona on Friday, making for more than 18,000 in the past week. Pima County has also hit seven-month case high, with the most new coronavirus infections since February.... Read more»

Nearly 3,000 more Az COVID cases, 295 in Pima County in 7-mo. daily high

There were another 2,970 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Arizona on Thursday — 1,000 more than the previous day, making for nearly 18,000 in the past week. Pima County also hit another seven-month case high, with the most new reports since February.... Read more»

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