On August 26, Governor Doug Ducey today named Don Herrington, a 21-year veteran of the Arizona Department of Health Services, to succeed Dr. Cara Christ, who left the agency August 27 and is now chief medical officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona.
Ducey and Herrington named longtime Tucson resident, Dr. Richard Carmona, the...
COVID-19 cases are on the upswing again in Arizona. For Wednesday, July 21, there were 1,043 new cases reported bringing the total case count to 911,479. There were 10 new deaths, and the total of COVID-19 related deaths in Arizona is now 18,127. The statewide vaccination percentage rests at 51.2%. Adult intensive care unit bed use is...
There were 769 new cases of COVID-19 in Arizona on Wednesday, bringing the state total to 894,875. There were six new deaths, the total is now 17,936. Almost 46% of Arizona residents are vaccinated against COVID-19. Only 8% of intensive care unit beds are in use by COVID-19 patients and 15% of ICU beds are available.
On Wednesday, June 16, the Arizona Department of Health Services logged 436 new cases of COVID-19 and 12 new deaths. The cases total is now at 888,005 and deaths are now at 17,791 total. The percent positives for COVID-19 tests is 9.9%. Statewide, there are 554 inpatient COVID-19 patients and 120 intensive care unit beds in use by...Arizona News
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on Tuesday evening that it reached a resolution with the State of Arizona regarding its crisis standards of care (CSC) guidelines. The complaint argued that Arizona's CSC discriminated against older Arizonans, people of color and people...Arizona News
A total of 4,926,816 doses of vaccine have been administered to Arizona residents, and 2,926,506 have received at least one dose. This means that 40% of the Arizona population has received at least one dose. Nationwide, 43% of the population has been vaccinated.
This information comes from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention...News
There were 419 new cases of COVID-19 reported to the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) on Wednesday, April 14, bringing the state total to 851,265 cases overall. There were four new deaths reported, and Arizona is now at 17,109 total deaths due to the virus. 16% of intensive care unit beds are available and 9% of ICU beds are...
As of Wednesday, March 24, the United States has administered doses to 20% of the population. The Arizona numbers match, as 20% of the population has been vaccinated and three million doses have been used. That's 80.6% of the 3.7 million doses delivered.
This information comes courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
Arizona researchers are encouraging policy makers to enact strict orders in order to curb what may become a catastrophic burden on hospital capacities, but Governor Ducey and members of Congress have not yet heeded those suggestions. Additionally, long-term care facilities are reporting extremely high rates of illness and death among...Arizona News
Last week, Arizona Department of Health Services director, Dr. Cara Christ explained some discrepancies in data reporting and said that there was “no end in sight” for the emergency declarations. Cases at universities in general are down, save for a rise in cases at Grand Canyon University. But on the bright side, a report from the...Arizona News
On Monday, Arizona reported under 500 new COVID-19 cases and no known deaths, but the data accumulated by the Arizona Department of Health Services is being challenged. Meanwhile, the President visited the state again, a mobile testing van is launched in the valley and prisons are struggling to keep the virus contained.
Arizona nursing home facilities continue to see difficulties with maintaining and controlling the spread of the coronavirus. Nationwide, some of the difficulties with containing the spread are being identified in order to assist long term care facilities with controlling future outbreaks.
At Granite Creek Health and Rehabilitation...Arizona News
Arizona will receive $2.1 million annually for the next five years to facilitate improved access to care for pregnant and postpartum women living in areas considered maternity care deserts because of the OB-GYN shortage.
Phoenix is ranked 14th for most at risk of an obstetrician and gynecologist (OB-GYN) shortage with a concerning...Arizona News
Arizona non-medical exemption rates have increased across all age categories three years in a row. Arizona Department of Health Services Director Cara Christ, MD sees more parents submitting vaccine exemption forms for childcare, pre-school age and K-12 age groups.
Dr. Christ called the trend alarming and is concerned about a measles...Arizona News
By calling a concurrent special session, Ducey sets the stage to go from proposal to finished law in three days.
Dr. Cara Christ, the state’s health director, said at a ceremony where Gov. Doug Ducey signed a proclamation for a special legislative session to confront the issue:
In 2016, more than two Arizonans died each day due to...