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Pima County urges booster shots for all 'as soon as possible' as COVID-19 cases spike again

Everyone 18 years and older should get a COVID-19 booster "as soon as possible" as the rate of COVID-19 cases continues to increase, the Pima County Health Department said Monday. ... Read more»1

Public information lacking as COVID-19 surges in Arizona classrooms

As COVID-19 infections surge in Arizona schools, sickening thousands of students and staff and forcing thousands more into quarantine, parents—and the public at large—have been left without a comprehensive picture of where students and educators are contracting the virus. ... Read more»

Top Banner doc pushes for vaccines, masks as Az hospitals face 'exponential' COVID increase

The chief of Arizona's largest hospital network pressed her case for vaccinations and masks, warning Tuesday that hospitals have endured an "exponential" increase in COVID-19 since July 1, the use of ventilators has tripled, and more children are being hospitalized. ... Read more»1

As COVID cases increase again in Arizona, Gov. Ducey urges vaccinations

Highlighting the rise in COVID-19 cases because of the Delta variant, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey urged people to get vaccinated against the disease — but says the state will not listen to the 'lockdown lobby.'... Read more»

Another COVID surge in Arizona? Sharply rising cases worry health experts

Arizona had been seeing a decline in COVID-19 cases but new data is showing that cases are continuing to rise, with 11 of the state’s 15 counties having “substantial” spread and the state increasing its number of cases for five consecutive weeks as hospital capacity continues to be strained. ... Read more»

'We are in a very dangerous place': White House reports Arizona still in COVID 'red zone'

The White House Coronavirus Task Force warned governors in private reports this week that “the COVID risk to all Americans is at a historic high” and said virus-mitigation efforts in many states are still not strong enough.... Read more»

Tucson imposes nightly COVID-19 curfew as infections skyrocket

As more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases were reported in Arizona, the Tucson City Council voted to impose a nightly curfew to slow the outbreak. The 10 p.m.-5 a.m. curfew begins Friday night, and includes a slew of exceptions.... Read more»

Romero pushes mandatory COVID-19 curfew in Tucson

Tucson is poised to declare a mandatory nightly curfew as part of an effort to contain the coronavirus pandemic, with Mayor Romero calling a special meeting of the City Council for Tuesday.... Read more»

Health department resumes work with COVID-19 modeling team

After several days of criticism and scrutiny over its decision to part ways with a group of experts that was forecasting possible outcomes of the COVID-19 outbreak, ADHS has resumed its partnership with the modeling team.... Read more»

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Social distancing, face masks may be flattening curve of hospitalizations in Az

The pace of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Arizona appear to be slowing as a result of social distancing, but experts still expect statewide hospitalizations will peak in April. State health officials urge the public to continue taking necessary precautions.... Read more»