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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?
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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
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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
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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.
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Jul. 22, 2021
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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.
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Jul. 19, 2021
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Saturday marks Arizona’s fourth straight day of more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases, as COVID-related hospitalizations continue to increase. COVID-19’s highly contagious delta variant is now the dominant variant in Arizona.
Jul. 17, 2021
A report released Thursday shows that the number of children who missed routine vaccinations increased dramatically during the pandemic. Mexico was among countries where immunizations dropped substantially.
Jul. 16, 2021
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The Arizona Department of Health Services said Wednesday's update was especially high because of reporting delays over the past few days. But the seven-day average for new cases has been steadily rising in Arizona.
Jul. 14, 2021
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Health officials continue to urge caution as the delta variant of COVID-19 spreads in Arizona. Delta is thought to be the most transmissible strain of the virus yet.
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Jul. 13, 2021
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As the highly contagious delta variant continues to spread, one health expert wonders whether bringing back COVID-19 mitigation measures like mask wearing are necessary.
Jul. 12, 2021
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Since April, more than 1,000 reports of heart inflammation have raised concerns about whether mRNA-based vaccines like those made by Pfizer and Moderna are worth the risk, despite hundreds of millions of doses administered without incident. A new report has the latest recommendations from the CDC.
Jul. 9, 2021
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Half of all Arizonans have now had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. But the state’s vaccination rate still lags behind the national average. It’s been about six weeks since the U.S. reached the milestone of getting half the population vaccinated.
AZ Vaccination Rate Is Below Average. GOP Politics May Play A Role
Jul. 8, 2021
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Mexico’s effort to inoculate all adult border residents is advancing west to east, most recently with a major campaign in two large Sonoran border communities.
Jul. 8, 2021
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Arizona lawmakers are banning most of the state’s K-12 schools from requiring students or staff to wear masks. But as COVID-19 cases rise in the state, some doctors are speaking out, saying the rule puts Arizona children at risk.
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Jul. 7, 2021
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For Arizonans who test positive for COVID-19, it may not be possible to find out which variant is responsible.
Jul. 5, 2021
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Pima County is phasing out mass COVID-19 vaccination sites as the county’s vaccination rate nears 70%. County officials said that the vaccination rate for those 65 and older is 93%.
Jul. 3, 2021
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Now that schools are no longer required to mandate mask wearing, Dr. Shad Marvasti recommends parents get their children who are 12 or older vaccinated to protect them from COVID-19.
Jul. 2, 2021


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