Search result for coronavirus

Hospitals adapt to keep beds available as surge in COVID-19 cases tests system

Surging numbers of COVID-19 cases in Arizona have pushed some hospital intensive-care units to their limits in recent weeks, but health experts around the state said hospitals still have room to adapt - for now.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Navajo leaders lay out plan to spend relief funds, shield elderly from ‘this monster’

SCOTTSDALE – Arizona hits its highest seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases to date, 1,070 Arizonans now have died of the disease, first responders are tested in Flagstaff and more headlines from around the Grand Canyon State.


Community groups step in to provide immigrants COVID testing, relief

PHOENIX – Congress has provided medical and financial relief to millions of Americans dealing with COVID-19, but many immigrants are excluded – leaving advocacy groups to provide economic, medical and emotional support.


Heat-relief providers face two battles: Arizona summer and COVID-19

PHOENIX – Efforts to provide hydration, cooling and temporary shelter to needy populations now must also balance the health and safety of their workers and guests, as CDC guidelines restrict their capacity and increase the need for donations.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Deaths top 1,000, new cases set fourth record in a week

WASHINGTON - Coronavirus-related deaths in Arizona passed 1,000 on Friday, as 16 new deaths brought the state's total to 1,012 since the first death was reported in mid-March.The grim milestone came as new COVID-19 cases continued to soar, with a new daily of 1,579 new cases Friday.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Navajo Nation cancels July 4 celebrations, ends weekend curfew

PHOENIX – Arizona’s number of positive cases continues to grow, schools scramble to prepare for the coming year and other stories from around the Grand Canyon State.


COVID-19 pandemic forces Mercury to cut players without seeing them

PHOENIX – The Mercury cut four players despite not having a training camp yet because of the coronavirus pandemic.


Curfew curtailing casinos? Don’t bet on it, owners say

After being closed for months by COVID-19, casinos around Arizona had just started to reopen when a statewide dusk-to-dawn curfew took effect Sunday. But casinos around the state said their hours are unchanged, curfew or no curfew.


Tribal leaders, advocates question reopening at Grand Canyon, other parks

PHOENIX - Arizona tribal leaders told House lawmakers Tuesday that moves to reopen national parks are being made without needed health safety measures to protect tribal members or park visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic.


COVID-19 in Arizona: First death reported in Santa Cruz County

PHOENIX – Federal statistics reveal high rates of infection among Arizona nursing home residents, Mesa announces plans for dine-in restaurants and more headlines from around the Grand Canyon State.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Navajo Nation sees a spike in cases

PHOENIX – Sky Harbor Airport requires masks, Casa Grande officials want public input on spending COVID-19 funds and other stories from around the Grand Canyon State.


Mayors glad to get COVID-19 relief funding, wish it had arrived sooner

WASHINGTON - Mayors around the state said they welcome the $441 million in COVID-19 relief funding released by the state this week - they just wish they could have welcomed it sooner. The comments came as the state released $441 million in relief funds from the federal CARES Act, passed two months ago.