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Arizona coronavirus spike continues

Statewide case total nears 50,000 as hospitalizations and ventilator use rise sharply.

Elective medical procedures are still on in Arizona, for now

Local hospitals are preparing for a wave of COVID-19 patients from the current surge in new cases.

Former ADHS director advocating for statewide mask requirement

Will Humble has been vocal in his criticism of how the state is handling the current surge in COVID-19 cases.

How testing and tracing can help combat COVID-19

As cases rise dramatically in the state, public health experts look to expand virus detection.

Coronavirus cases surge in Arizona's border counties

Two Arizona counties along the border have experienced dramatic upticks in the last month.

Ducey: Local governments can implement their own COVID-19 mask policies

The announcement comes amid calls for local control over mask requirements and a continuing surge in cases.

Coronavirus concerns lead parents to delay vaccinations

Pediatricians say 80% of Arizona children have missed checkups since March.

Rise in coronavirus cases keeps pressure on UA lab

The university's biodepository is working to meet an increasing demand for test kits.

Increased COVID-19 hospitalizations in Arizona could cut into the standard of care

Arizona has not tapped into its surge capacity yet, but some health care experts say a rise in cases means that could change soon.

Migrants plead for release as COVID-19 cases surge in ICE detention

At least 122 migrants have the virus at the Eloy Federal Contract Facility, the second-most nationwide.

Arizona COVID-19 hospitalization numbers at CDC threshold

Health care leaders warn of a strain on hospital resources as case numbers rise in the state.

UA expands COVID-19 antibody testing to more groups

Hospital workers, first responders and some state employees are eligible to see if they have COVID-19 antibodies.

State reminds hospitals to activate emergency plans

The letter from the ADHS director came after Banner Health announced Friday it was nearing capacity.

Federal data shows COVID-19 spread in some Arizona long-term care facilities

Arizona is increasing testing in long-term care facilities, but some say the state was slow to act early on.

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