TEMPE -- All her life Lauren Leander has been told she needs to speak up and participate more.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona on Thursday reported 370 additional cases of COVID-19 and 27 more deaths, increasing the state's pandemic totals to 885,412 cases and 17,742 deaths.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona on Wednesday reported 433 additional coronavirus cases and two more deaths as the number of new cases gradually decreased in the past two weeks.
LUCKNOW, India — Two months ago Radha Gobindo Pramanik and his wife threw a party to celebrate their daughter’s pregnancy and the upcoming birth of their long-awaited grandchild. They were so happy that they paid little attention to his wife’s cough.
PHOENIX — The state’s top health official said Arizona may not meet the president’s goal of getting 70% of residents vaccinated against the coronavirus by July 4.
Health authorities are trying to determine whether heart inflammation that can occur along with many types of infections could also be a rare side effect in teens and young adults after the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's state-run COVID-19 vaccination sites, which were touted as a national model, will be shutting down later this month, officials said Thursday.
WASHINGTON — Dangling everything from sports tickets to a free beer, President Joe Biden is looking for that extra something — anything — that will get people to roll up their sleeves for COVID-19 shots when the promise of a life-saving vaccine by itself hasn’t been enough.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico bet big Tuesday that cash can persuade people to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, offering the largest single cash prize among the growing number of states staging lotteries to promote inoculations.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Memorial Day holiday has led to a delay in reporting of new COVID-19 cases in Arizona, resulting in daily count of just four cases.
PHOENIX (AP) — Health officials in Arizona on Monday reported 361 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, but there were no additional deaths for the second day in a row.
FALLON, Nev. (AP) — Pick-up truck drivers motor up to a white trailer in a parking lot on Fallon Paiute-Shoshone land in Nevada’s high desert and within a few moments they’re handed forms to sign, jabbed with coronavirus vaccine and sent on their way.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona on Saturday reported 557 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases and 19 more deaths as the state's pandemic totals increased to 880,466 cases and 17,628 deaths.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona on Friday reported 807 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases and 15 more deaths, increasing the state’s pandemic totals to 879,909 cases and 17,609 deaths.
PHOENIX — For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, prison inmates in Arizona will be able to receive visitors, though only if they’re vaccinated and haven’t had any disciplinary issues.
NOGALES — A tractor-trailer heading across Arizona’s border with Mexico was carrying necklaces made in China that promised to create anti-viral clouds to prevent COVID-19, officials said Thursday.
PHOENIX — A leader in the Central American community in Phoenix says local groups are banding together to ensure more hard-to-reach migrants are vaccinated against COVID-19 as Arizona struggles to improve its inoculation rates.
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Wednesday ordered U.S. intelligence officials to “redouble” their efforts to investigate the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, including any possibility the trail might lead to a Chinese laboratory.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona on Tuesday reported 500 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases as the state's seven-day rolling average decreased over the past two weeks.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s top diplomat said Tuesday that shipments of a long-delayed lot of AstraZeneca vaccines will finally be sent to Argentina this weekend.
NEW DELHI — India crossed another grim milestone Monday with more than 300,000 people lost to the coronavirus, while a devastating surge of infections appeared to be easing in big cities but was swamping the poorer countryside.
Many hospital beds are full. Waiting lists for outpatient treatment are bulging. And teens and adults seeking help for eating disorders are often finding it takes months to get an appointment.
WASHINGTON — Federal health officials’ new, more relaxed recommendations on masks have all but eclipsed another major change in guidance from the government: Fully vaccinated Americans can largely skip getting tested for the coronavirus.
PHOENIX — The state’s top health official said Friday that statements by elected lawmakers doubting the need for and safety of the COVID-19 vaccine are hampering efforts to get more Arizonans inoculated.
NEW YORK — More than a year after coronavirus shutdowns sent “the city that never sleeps” into a fitful slumber, New York could be wide awake again this summer.
PHOENIX — Gigi Soltero felt the world crashing down on her, and there was nothing she could do about it.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s daily new COVID-19 case count is continuing a week-long upward trend with 854 known cases reported Friday along with nine deaths.
WASHINGTON — In a major step toward returning to pre-pandemic life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people on Thursday, allowing them to stop wearing masks outdoors in crowds and in most indoor settings.
WASHINGTON — Many Latinos are forgoing COVID-19 shots because of concerns about losing work hours, getting a bill, and for some, immigration worries. That’s according to a new poll that offers insights into how to raise vaccination rates among the nation’s largest ethnic minority.
WHITERIVER – The COVID-19 pandemic hit Native Americans especially hard. But as the spotlight turned to larger communities, including the Navajo Nation, the White Mountain Apache Tribe quietly battled to save its 15,000 members.
PHOENIX – On one of her first days working in an Arizona hospital, Kelsi Shawd placed the bodies of COVID-19 patients into cadaver bags.
PHOENIX — Education officials rebuffed Gov. Doug Ducey’s decision this week to lift the mask mandate for state schools, with many districts planning to ignore the order in a state where COVID-19 cases continue to rise.
PHOENIX — The city of Phoenix is partnering with health care companies to send vans into underserved communities to provide free, on-the-spot COVID-19 tests for people who might not otherwise have access.
PHOENIX — Gov. Doug Ducey is blocking government agencies and some businesses from requiring customers to prove they have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
FLORENCE — Pinal County has stopped providing the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine until further notice after federal and state health officials recommended a “pause” Tuesday.
PHOENIX — The state’s top health official said Friday she supports the idea of “vaccine passports’’ but does not want them to be something that people would have to show to enter certain businesses.
PHOENIX — State-run sites have administered their 1 millionth dose of COVID-19 vaccine, continuing Arizona’s national leadership in protecting its residents, the governor’s office said Monday.
WASHINGTON – Arizona business officials welcomed Tuesday’s extension of the Paycheck Protection Program, a multibillion-dollar pandemic-relief program for businesses that one official said has been “keeping people open from day to day” over the past year.
PHOENIX -- Gov. Doug Ducey is not taking any action to curb the decisions of some cities and counties to ignore his directive that they scrap their mask mandates.
FLORENCE -- The Pinal County Health Department reports that more than 132,000 doses of the COVID vaccine have been administered so far.
PHOENIX -- Reversing course, the state's top health official has agreed to let Pima County work with the federal government to set up its own vaccination sites that could inoculate about 210,000 residents.
PHOENIX -- Leaders of hospitals across Arizona are voicing disapproval with Gov. Doug Ducey’s decision to roll back local mask mandates and business restrictions meant to stop the spread of COVID-19, and the state’s public health chief said Friday the governor did not consult hospitals befor…
PHOENIX — The state’s top health official said Friday there’s no reason to continue to limit business occupancy, prohibit large group gatherings and require customers to wear masks because Arizona hospitals now have plenty of space.
MESA -- An outdoor state-run COVID-19 mass vaccination site in Chandler will be replaced April 5 by a drive-thru operation inside a large business warehouse in Mesa in advance of approaching hot weather, the Department of Health Services announced Friday.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's state-run outdoor vaccination sites will switch to nighttime operations or shut down next month in anticipation of hotter temperatures, the state's top health official said Friday.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's most populous county on Thursday began providing COVID-19 vaccinations to willing jail inmates who are 55 or over, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office announced.
WASHINGTON – Children from 6 months up to 12 years old could soon start getting the COVID-19 vaccine in Phoenix as part of a trial of the drug’s effectiveness on young people.
TEMPE -- The COVID-19 pandemic has been a major stressor for America’s health care system. While simultaneously losing revenue, hospitals saw massive surges in sick patients, shortages of equipment and staff, and massive burnout among their front-line workers.
FLORENCE -- More than 100,000 vaccine doses have been administered in Pinal County, the county's top health official says.
PHOENIX — Four Arizona doctors on Friday assailed Gov. Doug Ducey’s plan to return to mostly normal operations as vaccinations against COVID-19 ramp up, warning that the coronavirus that causes the disease remains out of control.
PHOENIX – Educators across the state Thursday were calling Gov. Doug Ducey’s surprise back-to-school order disruptive, challenging and frustrating, a last-minute complication to reopening plans that many schools already had in the works.
TUCSON -- To better understand the complexities of the immune response to the novel coronavirus and evaluate the viral immunity of Arizona essential workers, a University of Arizona Health Sciences research team has been conducting a COVID-19 study since last summer.
TEMPE – More than 16,000 Arizonans have died from COVID-19 over the past year, and many survivors haven’t had the chance to properly grieve their loved ones.
GLOBE — In most parts of the country, getting a coronavirus vaccine can feel like trying to win the lottery, scouring the internet for appointments under complex eligibility standards that vary from state to state, and even county to county.
PHOENIX -- Citing medical risks for older adults, state health officials are now making COVID-19 vaccines available for adults at least 55 years old.
PHOENIX -- The state's top health official said Friday the anticipated approval of the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine could be a "game changer'' in the fight against COVID-19.
CASA GRANDE — Latonya Jordan-Smith endured shortness of breath, a deep wet cough, congestion, fever, body aches and fatigue in her fight with COVID-19.
ELOY — While allowing more drugstores to administer COVID-19 vaccine will help speed up the process for cities that have that amenity, the residents of Eloy have been left with one question: What about us?
WASHINGTON – Health officials confirmed COVID-19 in another 1,310 Arizonans Wednesday and reported that 43 more people died from the disease, according to the latest numbers from the Arizona Department of Health Services.
PHOENIX (AP) — With COVID-19 cases dipping and teachers getting vaccinated, some Arizona school districts are looking to return to in-person learning as early as next month.
FLORENCE — Vaccine shipments destined for Pinal County last week have been recalled by the maker because of possible contamination due to delays caused by severe winter weather, health officials say.
TUCSON -- One in three Arizona households experienced job disruptions in the first four months of the COVID-19 pandemic, but Hispanic and low-income households were some of the hardest hit, according to recent survey data compiled by researchers in the University of Arizona Department of Agr…
PHOENIX — Winter storms engulfing much of the U.S. are delaying shipments of COVID-19 vaccines and supplies, forcing delays to long-awaited appointments for some Arizona residents.
FLORENCE — Pinal County has seen 55,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered, Interim County Manager Leo Lew told the Board of Supervisors Wednesday. He noted this is 10,000 more than the county’s number of confirmed cases.
PHOENIX – Primary care physicians in Arizona say making COVID-19 vaccines available in their offices would help seniors who have struggled to make online appointments.
TEMPE -- COVID-19 has imposed a heavy toll on the entire United States, but the pandemic has been particularly brutal among Indigenous communities.
FLORENCE — More than 1,200 people received their first doses of COVID-19 vaccine this past week at the Florence Community Center after a U.S. government team arrived to help expedite the shots.
PHOENIX — Acknowledging a disparity, the state’s top health official said efforts are underway to get more vaccines into the arms of more members of minority and underserved communities.
PHOENIX – On a recent weekday morning, Liz Northcott, 78, logged onto her home computer, went to Arizona’s COVID-19 vaccination registration site and tried her best to make an appointment. Two frustrating hours later, she found a phone number to call instead.
PHOENIX — Citing the unusual circumstances of the pandemic, a legislative panel voted Thursday to provide some protections from lawsuits for medical professionals and business operators.
COOLIDGE — The Coolidge Unified School District has been engaged in a remote learning model since the end of last year. However, while the benchmarks remain in the red countywide, Coolidge took a major step toward an eventual reopening of schools this week.
PHOENIX – As the daughter of a medical technician, Hanna Hyland was raised to put her faith in science. But Hyland, 18, also was raised as a person of color in a country with a health care system marred by historic instances of racism.
PHOENIX — Arizona faith leaders gathered Wednesday to share a strong message with their congregations and the public: the COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective, and getting vaccinated is the best way to end this pandemic.
PHOENIX — Gov. Doug Ducey is calling on Arizona’s congressional delegation to help meet the urgent need for additional supplies of the COVID-19 vaccine and secure funding for its distribution.
PHOENIX — COVID-19 infections in Arizona appeared to be leveling off last week when officials confirmed that a variant of the virus, first found in the United Kingdom, had been found in Pinal and Maricopa counties.
TUCSON -- Researchers at the University of Arizona are developing a COVID-19 testing method that uses a smartphone microscope to analyze saliva samples and deliver results in about 10 minutes.
WASHINGTON — Total deaths in Arizona rose 25% in 2020 over the previous year, with Pinal County seeing an increase of 28% for the year in which COVID-19 became the leading killer in the state.
PHOENIX — Nearly a month after vaccines have become available here a quarter of Arizonans remain unwilling to get inoculated against COVID-19.
CASA GRANDE — Due to COVID-19, Banner Casa Grande Medical Center's ICU has been operating at up to 170% of capacity, hospital CEO Brian Kellar said.
PHOENIX — The state is newly requiring health care providers and local health agencies that administer COVID-19 vaccines to report data on the pace of vaccinations, the Department of Health Services announced.
FLORENCE — Pharmacies at Fry's and Safeway grocery stores in Pinal County will soon be administering COVID-19 vaccinations to the general public, health officials said.
PHOENIX – Three COVID-19 vaccines have made their way through trials in the United States since December. Vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna passed testing standards set by the Food and Drug Administration with the hope that millions will be distributed across the country in the coming months.…
PHOENIX -- Arizona is getting only about a third of the doses of COVID-19 needed to keep pace with demand, the state's top health official said Friday.
COOLIDGE — Imagine Schools announced Thursday that they would continue with a virtual learning model for all their southwest regional schools, including Coolidge, until at least Jan. 29.
MARICOPA — Data presented to the Maricopa Unified School Board on Wednesday by the superintendent and school staff showed the influence the pandemic has had on students and staff alike, in the midst of a very unusual school year.
FLORENCE — If the federal government makes any further CARES Act payments to local governments for expenses related to COVID-19, Pinal County is asking for fairness.
FLORENCE — Just about everyone wants the new COVID-19 vaccine, or at least that’s how it looks in Pinal County. Public Health staff had received over 4,000 calls in the last couple of days, Director Tascha Spears said.
PHOENIX – As vaccinations for COVID-19 continue nationwide, blood donation agencies are stepping up efforts to encourage those who’ve had the disease and recovered to donate their plasma to help treat the sick.