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Arizona COVID-19 cases remain above 3,000 per day

Aug 22, 2021 Health officials reported 3,307 new cases on Sunday and three new deaths.

Arizona reports 3,109 new COVID-19 cases, 53 deaths

Aug 20, 2021 Head of county health department says rising case numbers, especially among young people, are troubling.

Legal settlement is a win for Pascua Yaqui voting rights.

Aug 18, 2021 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Understanding Lewy Body Dementia; and remembering NPR broadcaster Neal Conan through his love of comic books.

Banner ICUs filling, but not with COVID patients

Aug 18, 2021 Patients who waited through the pandemic are finally going to the hospital.

Education secretary warns Arizona over mask law

Aug 18, 2021 Secretary says blocking school districts from requiring masks may violate the terms of federal funding.

Romero pushes back on latest Ducey order banning vaccine mandates

Aug 17, 2021 The mayor of Tucson has clashed with the governor's office on COVID-19 protocols for months.

Arizona reports 2,400 new COVID-19 cases but no new deaths

Aug 16, 2021 Hospitalizations in the state related to COVID-19 have nearly tripled since the end of May.

TUSD to begin "pooled testing"

Aug 15, 2021 Test program could reach every classroom by October

Arizona reports over 3K more virus cases on 2nd straight day

Aug 14, 2021 The state’s seven-day rolling averages for cases and deaths also continued to rise along with virus-related hospitalizations.

Arizona reports 3K virus cases for first time in 6 months

Aug 13, 2021 The state also reported 23 more deaths.

Arizona reports 2,970 more COVID-19 cases, most in 6 months

Aug 12, 2021 The number of virus patients occupying hospital beds also continued to climb on Thursday.

Banner leader says hospitals seeing sharp rise in COVID cases, especially among children

Aug 11, 2021 Banner Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Marjorie Bessel urged the public to get vaccinated to protect those who are too young.

University of Arizona will require masks indoors

Aug 11, 2021 ASU, NAU also announce mask requirements amid rising number of COVID-19 cases statewide.

Pima County overdose deaths on pace to surpass last year's record

Aug 10, 2021 Nearly 450 people died from overdoses across the county last year, county officials say this year that number could surpass 500.

UA to open with in-person classes

Aug 9, 2021 Arizona requirements keep the university from mandating vaccines and masks.

Arizona reports more than 2,000 COVID-19 cases for 6th day

Aug 9, 2021 Virus-related hospitalizations continue to climb with 1,380 as of Sunday.

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