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The takeaway is that the coronavirus killed more Americans in the past year than any cause of death in 2019, other than heart disease and cancer.

Now that the coronavirus has been in the United States for roughly a year, new numbers are revealing the scale of covid-19’s impact on American health: COVID has become the country’s third-leading cause of death, and could be on its way to outpacing cancer. Read more»

As of Jan. 21, 2021, there have been 699,942 confirmed infections and over 11,772 deaths from COVID-19 in Arizona.

A study of the genomes of a number of people who became infected with COVID-19 in Arizona has led researchers at the American Society for Microbiology to believe that Arizona’s outbreak of COVID-19 likely began in late February 2020. Read more»

Between Jan. 3 and 9, 1,080 Arizonans died from the virus, the most in a single week, according to data from John Hopkins University. The previous record was in December, when 614 Arizonans lost their lives from Dec. 13-19. Read more»

Experts with the United Nations’ health agency said the novel coronavirus likely will become endemic even with the advent of vaccines. They also said humanity needs to prepare for the possibility of an even worse future pandemic. Read more»

Luis, 7, comforts his grandmother, Lupita Fierro, at the COVID-19 Week of Mourning ceremony at Himmel Park on Oct. 4. Fierro, along with her children and grandchildren, was grieving for her late husband Luis Fierro, 53, who died of complications from COVID-19 in July.

Nearly 300,000 more Americans have died so far in 2020 than in a typical year, the Centers for Disease Control and Protection said Tuesday, which includes the U.S. death toll from Covid-19 plus deaths indirectly tied to the pandemic. Read more»

The FDA is weighing whether to follow British regulators in resuming a coronavirus vaccine trial that was halted when a participant suffered spinal cord damage, even as the National Institutes of Health has launched an investigation of the case. Read more»

Arizona led the U.S. in the growth of confirmed coronavirus cases Wednesday, and if states were viewed as their own countries, the Grand Canyon State would lead the world, according to an alarming analysis by The New York Times. Read more» 1

Gov. Doug Ducey pauses while announcing the latest COVID-19 numbers and recent spike in cases during a news conference June 11, 2020.

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»