Health and Medicine

Arizona among states at greatest risk level for COVID-19

Jul 13, 2020 State's infection rate is now the world's highest, according to data by the Harvard Global Health Institute.

Researchers developing wearable technology to fight coronavirus spread

Jul 13, 2020 For now, the technology can collect data about vital signs and "augment" a diagnosis, though researchers have bigger goals.

Pima County was close to, but still under, ICU bed capacity through much of the week

Jul 11, 2020 Only a few dozen ICU beds were available in the county, which saw around 300 ICU beds in use throughout the week.

Slots for free Pima County COVID-19 testing rapidly filling up

Jul 10, 2020 The lab expects to conduct 1,000 tests per day.

'We are nowhere near having this under control,' UA epidemiologist says

Jul 9, 2020 Arizona's high COVID-19 percent positivity rate indicates the virus is uncontained.

Pima County moves to 'dramatically' expand contact tracing

Jul 7, 2020 The county signed with a health care contractor to ramp up its efforts.

Pima County health officials outline holiday weekend precautions

Jul 2, 2020 Face masks and social distancing are a must for July 4 gatherings.

Pima County hospitals near capacity

Jul 1, 2020 The county reports more than 90% of ICU beds are in use.

As Arizona cases surge, health care workers suffer 'emotional exhaustion'

Jul 1, 2020 Hordes of new patients, short-staffed hospitals and increased politicization are weighing on front-line workers.

Local social services try to find their feet as COVID-19 cases surge

Jul 1, 2020 Pandemic causes lapses in communication and increases instability for those experiencing homelessness or abuse.

Isolation and increasing temps can be deadly combo for seniors

Jun 30, 2020 Research into climate change impacts show higher temperatures and social isolation can be deadly.

Community blood drive offers COVID-19 antibody test

Jun 30, 2020 Blood donors are needed during the pandemic, and Tucsonans can get an antibody test at the same time.

With random calls, Sonora hopes to rout out COVID-19 cases

Jun 29, 2020 Residents of Sonora will start getting calls from the government seeking health information.

UA President Robbins says if he had to reopen the university today, he wouldn't

Jun 25, 2020 The surge of COVID-19 cases is concerning University of Arizona officials.

Domestic abuse center won't turn away those with COVID-19

Jun 25, 2020 Emerge! CEO says they're relying more on solitary shelter spaces to encourage social distancing.

Gov. Ducey implores Arizonans to be safer, stay home, but doesn't require it

Jun 25, 2020 The governor acknowledged the spread and impact of COVID-19 will worsen, but only gave recommendations for safe practices.

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