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

UA Emergency Medical Services receives new station from CAPLA

07/03/2020 11:46pm

The College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture recently donated a new station to house the University of Arizona Emergency Medical Services crews between calls. UAEMS is a student-run agency of emergency medical technicians that responds to 911 medical calls on UA's campus 24/7. They have stayed staffed, responding to calls throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Two salon owners' views on running businesses during a pandemic

07/01/2020 8:19pm

The new normal amidst the COVID-19 pandemic for hair salons and barbershops in Tucson may not be as far away as many might think. The number of COVID-19 cases in Arizona is 74,533 cases as of today, June 30, according to Arizona Department of Health Services website. Hair salons, barber shops, cosmetology, nail and aesthetic salons, tanning salons, tattoo parlors, spas and massage therapist services have been in operation since May 8. 

UA startup Botanisol Analytics won $1.5 million contract

06/26/2020 4:27am

The University of Arizona startup, Botanisol Analytics, has won a $1.5 million contract to build systems for the Air Force Research Laboratory.  The system they have built is a machine with sensors that can instantly analyze the chemical makeup of a virus test sample. The system was invented by Tom Milster who is an optical sciences professor at UA.

UA students helping the community through donation drives and 3D printed face masks

06/26/2020 4:26am

 With the COVID-19 outbreak and Arizona becoming one of the hot spots for COVID-19 in the United States, students at the University of Arizona have joined forces to support communities most affected by COVID-19. A group of UA students stood out with their community service by making face shields in addition to donation drives. Robert Owens a graduate student in the Human Rights Practice Program, is the leader of this project.

CDC director Redfield says cases of COVID-19 may be 10 times higher than reported

06/26/2020 4:28am

On Thursday, June 25, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Robert Redfield, told reporters that he believes the actual number of COVID-19 cases is 10 times higher than what is currently reported, per The Washington Post. “Our best estimate right now is that for every case that’s reported, there actually are 10 other infections," Redfield said.

Dr. Christian Bime: Fighting the pandemic one patient at a time

06/20/2020 2:12am

Dr. Christian Bime is a pulmonary and critical care physician who has been working on the front lines since the inception of the COVID-19 pandemic. After finishing a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2013, Bime started working at Banner University Medical Center — Tucson.

Could increasing ambient temperatures help slow the spread of COVID-19?

06/18/2020 8:12pm

As temperatures start to soar in Arizona, we can only hope that cases of COVID-19 don’t escalate with it in conjunction. However, the Arizona Department of Health Services announced that Arizona had a record-setting day of 2,519 new confirmed cases on June 18. So what effect does excessive heat have on the transmission of the virus?

Congressman Ruben Gallego and two health experts hold press conference for spike in COVID-19 cases

06/15/2020 10:12pm

On Monday, June 15, Congressman Ruben Gallego and two health experts Will Humble and Andy Slavitt, held a press conference to discuss the rising trend in COVID-19 cases in Arizona. Humble is the current director of the Arizona Public Health Association and former director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, preceding the current director Dr. Cara Christ. Slavitt is the former acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under former President Barack Obama and the current host of the podcast "In the Bubble."

Campus reentry update: Reentry Task Force discusses importance of research

06/16/2020 4:15pm

  The University of Arizona Reentry Task Force adressed at a press conference Thursday the recent dramatic increase in COVID-19 cases in Pima County and discussed the value of in-person learning and research. President Dr. Robert C. Robbins and task force Director Dr. Richard Carmona were joined by College of Medicine Dean Dr. Michael Abecassis, Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation Betsy Cantwell, Provost Dr. Liesl Folks and Collin James Catalfamo, a graduate assistant doing research on the potential lasting effects the COVID-19 disease can have on a person.

Arizona athletic department prepares for reentry process starting on June 15

06/11/2020 8:10pm

The University of Arizona athletic department is preparing to bring its student-athletes back to campus beginning on June 15. UA athletic director Dave Heeke and Dr. Stephen Paul of C.A.T.S. Medical Services held a virtual press conference on Thursday where they laid out the universities’ reentry plan for its student-athletes.