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But the surge in vaccinations comes as the pandemic worsens in the state, which just rose to high risk on the federal coronavirus scale. Hermosillo rose to maximum risk on the state scale.
Aug. 9, 2021
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The Arizona Department of Health Services is reporting a fifth straight day of 2,000 or more new cases of COVID-19 as disease-related hospitalizations rise around the state.
Ducey Aide: Schools Adopting Mask Mandates Are 'Virtue Signaling'
Aug. 8, 2021
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The Arizona Department of Health Services says more than 1,500 patients occupied Arizona emergency room beds as of Thursday. Wednesday’s high mark of 1,528 is the highest since the Arizona Department of Health Services began tracking occupancy at the start of the pandemic.
Aug. 6, 2021
Sonoran Bars
In neighboring Sonora, some businesses may start asking patrons for proof of vaccination, or a recent negative test. The proposal was made by several Sonoran business groups, in the hope that they would be allowed to continue operating when cities reach maximum risk on the state coronavirus scale.
Aug. 6, 2021
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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is taking verbal slaps at schools that he contends are violating a law on masking he signed. "They should spend less time on virtue signaling, encouraging students to break the law, and more time on encouraging people to get the vaccine,'' said spokesman C.J. Karamargin.
List: Arizona School Districts Requiring Masks
Aug. 6, 2021
Hermosillo Vaccine
Vaccinations in Mexico have been rolling out by age groups. Now, the youngest adults are finally getting their turn for the shot this weekend in Hermosillo, the capital and largest city in neighboring Sonora.
Aug. 5, 2021
FnB in Scottsdale
A James Beard Award-winning Arizona chef is facing harsh criticism after she announced that her restaurant they will require their guests to show proof of vaccination to eat there.
Aug. 5, 2021
Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff
Under a new state law, Arizona public universities are prohibited from requiring students to get a COVID-19 vaccine. But Northern Arizona University is hoping to motivate students to get them by offering prizes as a part of its new Jacks are Vaxxed incentive program.
Aug. 1, 2021
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The Arizona Department of Health Services Sunday added 2,306 confirmed coronavirus infections to its daily dashboard. It’s the second day in a row more than 2,000 new cases have been reported.
Aug. 1, 2021
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New data on the delta variant prompted the CDC to recommend that even fully vaccinated people wear masks in public indoor settings in areas with substantial or high coronavirus transmission. State health director Dr. Cara Christ says the department's guidelines to the 13 affected counties will echo the CDC's.
More Arizona Coronavirus News
Jul. 27, 2021
The Arizona Interscholastic Association has released new guidance for student athletes just in time for the new school year.
Jul. 27, 2021
Magdalena Plaza
There have been several high profile incidents near the town in recent years, including one in May 2020 that claimed the life of a former mayor and shut down the state's most important highway.
Jul. 26, 2021
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For an eighth straight day, Arizona health officials are reporting over 1,000 new daily coronavirus cases — 1,441 on July 26. As we’re seeing cases go up, hospitalizations are going up as well.
Jul. 26, 2021
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Arizona students are heading back to school as concerns grow over rising COVID-19 cases and the Delta variant. Through KJZZ's Q&AZ project, one listener asked what infectious disease experts recommend for children not old enough to get a vaccine: remote or in-person classes?
More Q&AZ Questions Answered
Jul. 23, 2021
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A north Phoenix branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs has closed its doors for the rest of July after seeing a drastic increase in positive COVID-19 cases. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale is reporting more than 30 positive cases among staff and club members as of Friday morning.
Jul. 23, 2021
ASU's campus
The editor-in-chief of one of the world's premier lines of science journals this week stepped out from behind the desk to call for colleges and universities to require coronavirus vaccines — and to call out Arizona State University by name.
Jul. 23, 2021
nurse in a hospital
Arizona hospital leaders are increasingly concerned as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to increase across the state. The number of Arizonans in hospital intensive care units with COVID-19 has climbed nearly 30% just since last week.
Get The Latest News On COVID-19 In Arizona
Jul. 22, 2021
Border Wait Nogales
The U.S. is continuing to keep its borders closed to non-essential travelers from Canada and Mexico for a 16th month citing the surging delta variant.
Jul. 21, 2021
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Banner Health, the largest hospital network in Arizona, will require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Workers have until November to get the shot.
Jul. 20, 2021
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Medical experts say there’s now no question Arizona is seeing an upward trend in COVID-19 infections. Arizona is now averaging more than 1,000 cases per day, more than double last month's numbers.
Get The Latest News On COVID-19 In Arizona
Jul. 19, 2021

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