Coronavirus Coverage

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

OPINION: Not a matter of if, but when

09/02/2020 2:54pm

As students return to university campuses in the promise that it will be safe from COVID-19, outbreaks skyrocket due to parties and gatherings off-campus, which leaves students of the University of Arizona wondering what to expect.

A poopy situation: The proactive use of wastewater testing as a leading indicator of infection

09/01/2020 11:48am

Last week, to the surprise of many around the country, the University of Arizona announced that it was able to use wastewater testing to mitigate a potential future outbreak of COVID-19. When a sample of wastewater came back positive from the Likins Residence Hall, the UA tested all of the dorm's 311 residents and found two asymptomatic students who tested positive and were immediately quarantined.

UA professor predicts "Great Senior Short Sale" will upheave housing market

09/01/2020 7:07pm

A study from a University of Arizona professor in the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture predicts that millions of homes owned by baby boomers and Gen Xers will become unsellable due to demographic and preferential shifts among millennials and Gen Zers in the next couple of decades. The Daily Wildcat interviewed Arthur Nelson, a professor of urban planning and real estate development at the UA, who authored the study to find out more about his research and its implications. 

CDC reverses 'very concerning' guidelines regarding who test for COVID-19

09/18/2020 11:01am

Earlier this week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention modified its guidance regarding who to test for COVID-19 — a move that has sparked controversy from those in the scientific community. The agency said that people who are asymptomatic do not need to be tested for COVID-19 when that same cohort of individuals make up nearly half of those who are infected, according to that same agency.

Childhood vaccination rates drop to alarmingly low rates amidst global pandemic

08/24/2020 11:34pm

The U.S. is now over five months into a devastating battle with seemingly no end in sight.  As of Aug. 24, the COVID-19 pandemic has taken over 180,000 confirmed lives and infected about 6 million individuals. On top of this, a latent issue could be rising to the surface as schools across the country are in the process of reopening: a stark drop in childhood vaccination rates.