Arizona Health Experts Watch COVID-19 Delta Variant Closely

Published: Monday, June 28, 2021 - 10:48am
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While life in our state might be getting back to normal, COVID-19 cases in Arizona have been ticking up.

In the last week, cases here have increased by about 15%. The state’s Department of Health Services reported 413 new cases June 28.

A year of quarantining, distancing protocols and the administration of millions of vaccines has helped temper COVID-19 transmission since earlier this year when the state saw a record high of more than 12,000 cases on Jan. 4.

But now, public health professionals are watching a new variant of the virus closely: the Delta variant.

It’s had a devastating impact in other countries like England, and officials are closely tracking its spread in the U.S. — as well as here in Arizona.

The Show spoke with University of Arizona’s Dr. Shad Marvasti to learn more about this recent uptick in cases and how significant it is.

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