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Governor taps new leader for health department; Carmona to serve as advisor

Dr. Cara Christ, face of state's pandemic response, will step down Aug. 27.

Discovery of high levels of an enzyme in deadly COVID-19 cases could lead to a plan to save lives

UA researcher surprised to find high amounts of the human enzyme similar to rattlesnake venom known to 'shred' bacteria and viruses.

Tucson bishop tells clergy not to grant religious exemptions to vaccine, mask requirements

Bishop says objections to taking a vaccine or wearing a mask are unrelated to the Catholic faith.

Navajo Nation requiring workers to get a full dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

The mandate says employees from a variety of departements be fully vaccinated by late September.

Arizona COVID-19 cases remain above 3,000 per day

Health officials reported 3,307 new cases on Sunday and three new deaths.

Pima County health director on COVID-19 booster shots, outbreaks in schools

The CDC recommended those with compromised immune systems get a third vaccine booster shot.

Arizona reports 3,109 new COVID-19 cases, 53 deaths

Head of county health department says rising case numbers, especially among young people, are troubling.

Legal settlement is a win for Pascua Yaqui voting rights.

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Banner ICUs filling, but not with COVID patients

Patients who waited through the pandemic are finally going to the hospital.

Education secretary warns Arizona over mask law

Secretary says blocking school districts from requiring masks may violate the terms of federal funding.

Arizona reports 2,400 new COVID-19 cases but no new deaths

Hospitalizations in the state related to COVID-19 have nearly tripled since the end of May.

Arizona reports over 3K more virus cases on 2nd straight day

The state’s seven-day rolling averages for cases and deaths also continued to rise along with virus-related hospitalizations.

TUSD to begin "pooled testing"

Test program could reach every classroom by October

Arizona reports 3K virus cases for first time in 6 months

The state also reported 23 more deaths.

Arizona reports 2,970 more COVID-19 cases, most in 6 months

The number of virus patients occupying hospital beds also continued to climb on Thursday.

Banner leader says hospitals seeing sharp rise in COVID cases, especially among children

Banner Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Marjorie Bessel urged the public to get vaccinated to protect those who are too young.

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