Last year it may have been a "non-soon" season, but our old friend the monsoon is showing up this time around. The Phoenix area saw record rainfall this weekend, with some areas seeing more than 3 inches.
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. That includes all of Arizona except Yuma and Cochise counties, which have moderate transmission. → More Arizona Coronavirus News
The nation’s second-largest reservoir, Lake Powell, is now at its lowest point since it filled in the 1960s. The massive reservoir on the Colorado River hit a new historic low on July 24, dropping below 3,555.1 feet in elevation.
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.
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
We all know to call 911 when there’s an emergency like a fire or a car accident. But what about when there’s a mental health emergency? That’s when someone’s in need of crisis response — and law enforcement might not be the best equipped to respond.
COVID-19 case rates are accelerating as Arizona enters its third surge, with the seven-day trailing average now topping 1,000 cases per day.
"If you look at the numbers, they are rising rapidly — not just in Arizona, but in many states in the country," said Joshua LaBaer, director of ASU's Biodesign Institute, in a press briefing Wednesday.
COVID-19 cases around the state continue to number near or exceeding 1,000 cases in this latest spike. This comes as schools prepare to re-open in August and as life throughout the state returns to normal with concerts, sports and more.
High-risk pregnancies are on the rise. A Blue Cross Blue Shield study from 2020 found while 80% of women have healthy pregnancies, rates of complications are rising, due in part to more mothers with pre-existing medical conditions.
The flash flood that carried a Prius down a Flagstaff street reached the size of a 100-year flood event, according to Coconino County officials. Another 100-year flood happened in the same area in 2018. That frequency has climate scientists alarmed. → More Climate Change Coverage
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the state of Texas have confirmed a July 15 case of the viral disease monkeypox in a U.S. resident.
The Dallas hospital patient recently traveled to the U.S. from Nigeria, which has seen a rise in cases since 2017 after nearly four decades with no reported cases.
The current COVID-19 surge highlights the value of masks and vaccines. But research that falsely casts doubt on such protections sometimes still makes it into print. Recently, America's oldest and most widely cited journal of pediatrics retracted one such paper.
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
The federal government is expected to formally declare a shortage on the Colorado River later this summer, which would trigger automatic cutbacks. For Arizona, that would mean an 18% reduction in the amount of Colorado River water it gets.
Suspected pandemic-related hospitalizations have reached a four-month high in Arizona. Now, a new study in the journal The Lancet finds one in two people who are hospitalized with severe COVID-19 develop complications.
Mental reaction times can slow due to normal aging and disorders like Alzheimer’s disease. But their diagnostic value depends on how well scientists can link changes to their causes. One of the largest studies so far offers some clues.