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UA COVID-19 Test Tracker

Daily (12/8)
669 11 1.6%
Total (8/2)
66,070 1,065 1.6%
Includes tests since August 2, 2021
Data from https://covid19.arizona.edu/updates
Updated December 8, 2021

UA task force talks new masking requirements and fall mitigation plan

08/18/2021 12:00pm

At the reentry task force meeting on Monday, University of Arizona President Dr. Robert C. Robbins began by welcoming students back to campus and updating that the campus will be completely equipped for in-person learning. He also emphasized the university’s recently-updated mask policy, which requires face-coverings in indoor spaces where social distancing cannot be maintained such as classrooms, laboratories and lecture halls. 

BREAKING: New delta-plus coronavirus variant detected

08/04/2021 6:12pm

Two cases of the new delta-plus COVID-19 variant were detected in South Korea on Tuesday. This new variant may have traits such as increased transmissibility, stronger binding to receptors of lung cells and a potentially decreased antibody response compared to other variants.

Pima County health director advises vaccinated individuals to wear masks indoors

08/01/2021 10:51am

On Wednesday morning, Pima County Health Director Dr. Theresa Cullen held a press conference addressing recently updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mask-wearing guidelines for vaccinated individuals in light of the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant in the community. Cullen urged fully vaccinated individuals to wear masks indoors in compliance with new CDC guidelines.

Global coronavirus cases reach new heights despite declining cases in US

05/04/2021 2:05am

As the U.S. continues to vaccinate its population at extremely efficient rates, cases around the globe are surging, mostly driven by India and South America. India, a country with a population of nearly 1.4 billion, is seeing daily case counts higher than any other country at any point in the pandemic.

Creative adaptation necessary in online classes

08/20/2021 9:08am

Taking classes during the pandemic has not been easy, but we have gotten through it.  For the year in review edition of the Daily Wildcat, the enterprise desk presents eight stories out of the many lived this year that show the variety of experiences people had in online and COVID-19 precautioned classes. In our print edition there are four out of eight stories — with the rest posted online — from a student and a professor each in four University of Arizona colleges/schools: the College of Nursing, the School of Dance and the School of Theatre, Film and Television from the College of Fine Arts and the James E. Rogers College of Law.

What have we learned about the coronavirus in the past 15 months?

05/11/2021 12:39am

On Jan. 21, 2020, the U.S. reported its first case of the coronavirus in the state of Washington — a man in his 30s became infected. In the past 15 months, the world has gained an immense amount of knowledge about the coronavirus. Let's take a look at the major developments since then.

CDC and FDA lift pause on Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine

04/24/2021 5:51pm

On Tuesday morning, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a joint statement calling for a pause on the administration of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) coronavirus vaccine. The call came after the two agencies reviewed data involving six reported U.S. cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot in individuals who received the vaccine.