Last Thursday, President Joe Biden announced new vaccine requirements for the American public, mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for 100 million Americans including all healthcare workers.
The Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA) has been directed to develop a rule that will require all employers...
On Wednesday, August 18, Arizona reported 2,402 new cases of COVID-19, 37 new deaths and that 54.5% of Arizonans are now vaccinated. Across the state, 23% of intensive care unit beds are in use by COVID-19 patients and 10% of ICU beds remain available.
This information comes from the Arizona Department of Health Services COVID-19...
Between August 3, 2021 and August 10, 2021, Arizona logged over 2,000 COVID-19 cases each day for an entire week. On Wednesday, August 11 there were 1,970 new cases and 6 new COVID-19-related deaths. 53.6% of Arizona eligible residents have received at least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccine. Over 22% of Arizona's intensive care unit...Open
Cases are on an exponential increase in Arizona, according to experts. On Wednesday, August 4, there were 2,286 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the state and seven new deaths. The total number of cases is now 935,647 and 18,289 people have died from the virus in Arizona. Total vaccinations are very slowly increasing, with 52.7% of...
There were 1,361 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Arizona on Wednesday, June 28. There were two new deaths. 51.8% of Arizona residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Use of intensive care unit beds across the state rose substantially in the past week, 19% of ICU beds are now in use by COVID-19-related patients,...
Cases of COVID-19 are on the rise again in Arizona as the Delta variant continues to spread. On Wednesday, there were 1,945 new cases reported and 21 new deaths. Just half, 50.7% of Arizonans are now vaccinated. Intensive care unit bed usage by COVID-19 patients is rising, now at 11% from 8% last week and 13% of ICU beds remain...
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey released a few highlights of the Arizona State Budget following its passage on June 30th, including a number of "Health and Wellness" points. But many stakeholders are unhappy with holes in the budget that fail to address health concerns and interfere with COVID-19 recovery.
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There were 373 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Arizona on Wednesday and a total of four new deaths related to COVID-19. On Tuesday, the state passed the 18,000 marker for total deaths. The 17,000 death benchmark was passed on April 7. In terms of vaccinations, 49.9% of the state has been vaccinated against COVID-19. 9% of intensive...
The governor has ten days to sign a bill that would make it easier for Arizona women to get the birth control pill from pharmacies. Senate bill 1082 passed the Arizona House on Monday, the Senate on Tuesday and then moved to the governor's desk.
According to Arizona Capitol Media, the bill would allow pharmacists to dispense the...Arizona News
Governor Doug Ducey signed HB 2454 last week, which increases telemedicine services for Arizonans and providers. The legislation covers not only a wide range of services now covered by telemedicine, but also prescriptions. Julia Strange of Tucson Medical Center told KVOA4 what this means to rural Arizonans specifically:
One of the most...Arizona News
There were 649 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Arizona Wednesday, bringing the state total to 855,804. Six new deaths were reported, and will be retroactively reassigned to the dates on which the deaths took place. COVID-19 patients occupy 10% of intensive care unit beds and 14% of available hospital beds.
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Arizona has received 4.3 million doses of vaccine from the federal distribution allotment as of March 31. 3.5 million, or 80.5% of those doses have been administered to Arizona residents. To-date, 24% of the state has been fully vaccinated.
This information comes from the Bloomberg Vaccine Data Tracker and the Centers for Disease...Arizona News
As of today, there have been 1,552,911 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the state of Arizona, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services. Both doses of the vaccine have been given to 438,534 people - making them fully vaccinated.
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This week Governor Doug Ducey and the ADHS announced a...News
There were 1,977 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Arizona on Wednesday, bringing the total cases to 789,245. There were 176 new deaths also reported, bringing the state death count from COVID-19 to 14,462, nearly the population of Paradise Valley.
Arizona COVID deaths reported today will be retroactively reassigned to the dates at...Arizona News
Arizona reported 5,918 new cases today, bringing the state total to 738,561 total cases. There were 195 new deaths, deaths reported today will be retroactively reassigned to the date the death took place. Arizona has 12,643 total COVID-19 deaths. The state’s total percent positive from is 14.2%. As of January 26, 8% of the state’s...Arizona News
A new lawsuit brought by AARP contends a CMS policy weakened enforcement of financial penalties for nursing homes and must be reversed to restore protections for nursing home residents.
The American Association of Retired Persons engaged the law firm Constance Cannon to file the lawsuit against CMS and outgoing HHS secretary Alex...Arizona News
In a news release Monday, Banner Health said Arizona is seeing an increase in the number of pediatric patients hospitalized with COVID-19. On January 11, the JAMA Network published a study examining pediatric COVID-19 hospitalization trends for 22 states; compared to other states, Arizona had the second highest rate of pediatric...Arizona News
Today, Arizona reported 5,629 new confirmed cases of COVID-29, bringing the state total to 641,729 since the pandemic began. There were 191 new deaths reported and the total number of deaths is now 10,673. Deaths recorded today will be retroactively reassigned to the date the death occurred. Arizona's total percent positive is 13.4%....Arizona News
Cases in Arizona and nationwide have skyrocketed in the past several weeks, leaving hospitals understaffed to manage the increasing surge. Public health officials are still struggling to convey the importance of masks and personal health procedures. Although the vaccine has been released, rural areas experiencing elevated cases will have...Arizona News
As cases hit record highs nationwide and hospitals both local and national warn of looming overcrowding in intensive care units, local hospital officials are speaking out about travel for the holidays and individual responsibility. Meanwhile, there’s been significant progress on treatment and vaccine in the past couple weeks, and...