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

Summertime sunshine: A potential link between vitamin D and COVID-19

As pretty much every state around the nation begins to open up in phases, it can sometimes be too easy to put the past behind us and forget about the nature of the highly transmissible novel coronavirus. As of May 19, there have been over 1.5 million confirmed cases alongside 92,000 confirmed deaths in the U.S. The country as a whole has seen a downward trend in both cases and number of deaths recently, but as people start to adventure out of their homes, this trend could very easily revert back upward. Read more

Q&A with a doctor who graduated early

05/19/2020 7:31pm

As undergraduate seniors prepare to graduate and move to a new stage of life, around 40 medical students at the Tucson and Phoenix campuses have already taken that step due to the COVID-19 crisis, according to the Arizona Daily Star.  The Daily Wildcat sat down with one of the doctors who opted to graduate early — Ricardo Ayala, who was preparing to practice medicine in Detroit, Michigan.

An editor’s timeline of COVID-19

06/28/2022 9:17pm

Thucydides attempted to record a history of the plague of Athens and, in fewer words and with more reputable sources, I attempt to do that here. I started a journal in my isolation.

Science fiction of the plague and why we need it

06/28/2022 9:16pm

In the past month, there has been a resurgence in the consumption of plague stories and apocalyptic fiction. Pandemic films like “Contagion” and Netflix’s “Outbreak” have risen to particular prominence according to Business Insider, as well as Emily St. John Mandel’s novel “Station Eleven.” Being older works, the revival of these stories during the time of COVID-19 begs the question of why people turn to such stories now. What can these stories teach us?

Students share thoughts on commencement amidst pandemic

05/11/2020 6:26pm

The University of Arizona's graduation ceremony was canceled on March 20 after President C. Robbins shut down campus events in wake of COVID-19. One of the most memorable moments for a college student was taken away, so how are seniors feeling? How are they dealing with the situation?

Students spark Club Penguin resurgence during COVID-19

04/27/2020 1:02pm

In the era of online classrooms and shelter at home orders, University of Arizona students are having to adjust to having nearly no in-person interaction with their friends and peers. For one group of Wildcats, the best way they’ve found to spend time together has been playing together in the online multiplayer world of Club Penguin. 

Tips for remote working from the Student Engagement & Career Development Center

04/24/2020 1:50am

Career Support: Tips for Students (or Anyone!) Working Remotely Finding creative ways to work from home can be a challenge. While there are numerous articles about working remotely, few feature best practices for college students. Many students are not just working online, they’re also taking online classes. In addition, they’re sometimes facing other new challenges like working out of their childhood home or with multiple roommates.

Coronavirus and gentrification on Fourth Avenue

04/23/2020 6:17pm

The financial difficulties spurred by the coronavirus outbreak could hasten changes to University of Arizona student hotspot Fourth Avenue. Small businesses, the driving force behind Historic Fourth Avenue, face challenges ranging from closures to construction projects like the new 13 story residential development from Opus Development.

Tucson restaurants feed the community through tough times

04/21/2020 1:51pm

Arizona is approaching three weeks of stay at home orders, implemented by Governor Doug Ducey on March 31. Though the orders given by Ducey and Tucson Mayor Regina Romero three weeks ago certainly projected trouble for "non-essential businesses," and some local restaurants have shifted to focus on giving back to the community in these troubling times.