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ASU COVID-19 team says cases will double to 80K in a month

Based on current trends, researchers at Arizona State University expect Arizona’s total number of COVID-19 cases to double by mid-July, if not sooner.... Read more»

Ducey focused on hospital space, not stopping sharp COVID-19 increases

Ducey and Dr. Cara Christ, who leads the ADHS, focused extensively on the statewide hospital capacity during a Thursday press conference, but had little to say about how the state would address the sharp rise in confirmed cases.... 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»

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»

Southern Az's remaining indie hospitals announce alliance

While the number of locally run hospitals is shrinking in Southern Arizona, five independent nonprofit medical facilities announced this week that they have formed the Southern Arizona Hospital Alliance to improve care and reduce costs. The group includes Tucson Medical Center and hospitals in Benson, Bisbee, Safford and Willcox.... Read more»