Arizona Bioscience News: COVID-19 in Arizona

June 18, 2020

By Matt Ellsworth

Masks are about to become more common in Arizona as Gov. Doug Ducey is allowing local governments to mandate mask-wearing in public places. The emphasis on requiring masks, which was being pushed by the medical community, mayors, universities, and community leaders, came as Arizona continues to hit new daily records in the number of COVID-19 cases, and emergency department visits and hospital beds in use for suspected and confirmed patients. Meanwhile, universities continue to study and report on state trends, which are showing new hot spots.

COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to hit records as Arizona reports new high in cases / Arizona Republic

COVID-19 cases in Arizona accelerating / KJZZ

ASU researcher says ‘we’re not where we ought to be’ when it comes to coronavirus /

University of Arizona BIO5 Institute researcher explains spike in coronavirus cases / KJZZ

Many Arizona health experts concerned governor’s face mask order doesn’t go far enough / Arizona Republic

Gov. Ducey says Arizona mayors allowed to require face masks / KJZZ

Arizona medical community implores Gov. Ducey to mandate face masks / Arizona Republic

Rise in coronavirus cases keeps pressure on UA lab / Arizona Public Media

Yuma and Santa Cruz counties are COVID-19 hot spots in Arizona / Arizona Republic

ASU modeling visually shows critical coronavirus data trends in Arizona / 12 News

Weekly update on the science of COVID-19: antibody testing / KNAU

Arizona hospitals say they’re prepared as COVID-19 cases hit single-day record / Phoenix Business Journal

Arizona hospitals have COVID-19 surge plans, but do they have the staffing and supplies? / Arizona Republic

Arizona COVID-19 hospitalization numbers at CDC threshold / Arizona Public Media

HonorHealth hospitals using germ-zapping robots to fight off coronavirus / KTAR

All of Us Research Program launches COVID-19 research initiatives / AZ Big Media

More positive cases of COVID-19 in Phoenix jails than Arizona state prisons / Fox 10

Arizona COVID-19 cases surge 54% in one week / Arizona Daily Star

Navajo Nation restarts weekend lockdowns as COVID-19 cases rise in Arizona / Arizona Republic

Phoenix Children’s Hospital to clarify that visitors must wear masks / Arizona Republic

ASU, NAU, UA requiring face coverings in fall reopening plans / KJZZ

These 17 Arizona arts and culture organizations will require visitors to wear masks / Arizona Republic

Dr. Amish Shah’s update on COVID-19 in Arizona / Chamber Business News (Op-ed)

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