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

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.

UA research team identifies compounds as antiviral agents for SARS-CoV-2

06/10/2020 2:18am

As confirmed COVID-19 cases quickly approach 7.4 million, a group of University of Arizona researchers is giving the public something to be optimistic about. Jun Wang, an assistant professor in the UA's College of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, along with his lab team — Chunlong Ma, Yanmei Hu and undergraduate student Tommy Szeto — have identified compounds that block the viral replication of SARS-CoV-2, the pathogen responsible for causing COVID-19.

Arizona sees increased ICU usage, upward trend of COVID-19 cases

06/10/2020 2:13am

This week, the state of Arizona reached a grim milestone of 1,000 confirmed deaths from COVID-19 shortly after the nation passed 100,000 confirmed deaths the week before. After a glimmer of hope of partial reopenings surged across every state, Arizona is now seeing an increased number of ventilators being used, an upward trend of cases and intensive care unit numbers on the rise as well.

Antibody testing in Pima County underway

06/02/2020 7:44pm

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to grow around the nation, the University of Arizona is taking drastic steps in order to increase testing and keep Arizona’s general public as safe as possible.

Arizona sees record-high increase in number of COVID-19 cases

06/02/2020 7:35pm

Restaurants and bars are packed, school is over and summer break recently started. It couldn't have aligned any better. Gov. Doug Ducey recently lifted stay-at-home orders for Arizona on May 15, and nearly two weeks later, the state has seen a trend of rising cases of COVID-19.

Student grocery workers on jobs reopening in Arizona

06/02/2020 5:23pm

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many parts of Wildcat life, but what hasn’t changed is that University of Arizona students are still working hard to support themselves and make the best of a strange situation.  Many students work at grocery stores, which were one of a few categories of businesses allowed to stay open and keep fairly regular hours while the rest of the state and country went into various forms of lockdown. 

Pools in a pandemic: 'Extra precautions' needed to reopen

06/03/2020 11:27am

The University of Arizona Student Recreation Center pool is an oasis for students looking for a cold release from triple-digit temperatures. Despite Gov. Doug Ducey lifting restrictions on gyms and apartment pools during the COVID-19 pandemic, the pool remains closed.

Nursing homes and assisted living facilities: a battleground for COVID-19

05/27/2020 6:44pm

Nursing homes and assisted living facilities: The index case of COVID-19 in the U.S. started here in the state of Washington and to date, these facilities make up a very large percentage of deaths related to COVID-19. As of May 22, roughly 42% of COVID-19 deaths across the nation have occurred in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, according to The Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity.

Working a reopening on Main Gate Square

06/05/2020 12:21am

Taking a stroll through Main Gate Square has taken on a new meaning in the past couple months and so has the topic of reopening. Places of gathering such as bars and restaurants have grappled with reopening since Gov. Doug Ducey’s stay-at-home order expired Friday, May 15 — the same day as the University of Arizona’s commencement ceremony.