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UA COVID-19 Test Tracker

Daily (9/27)
1,051 36 3.4%
Total (8/4)
36,634 2,291 6.3%
Includes tests since August 4, 2020
Data from
Updated September 27, 2020

New study finds less than 10% of Americans have antibodies against novel coronavirus

Now nearly seven months into the pandemic, the world has seen a wide gamut of strategies to battle the coronavirus. In Sweden, the futile attempt to induce herd immunity led to a sharp increase in the number of deaths nationwide. In the U.S., despite nearly 7.5 documented infections and over 200,000 reported deaths, a new study published in The Lancet on Sept. 25 found that under 10% of Americans have antibodies against the coronavirus. Read more

‘This has nothing to do with money.’ Details on the return of Pac-12 sports

Following the announcement of the Pac-12 football and basketball seasons returning in 2020, conference commissioner Larry Scott along with University of Oregon President Michael Schill, Arizona State Athletic Director Ray Anderson and Senior Associate Athletic Director Doug Aukerman held a media webinar where they laid out its plans for a football and basketball season. Read more

Heart-throbbing: Are patients having heart problems post-COVID-19?

Researchers in Germany discovered something odd about the aftereffects of COVID-19, not when the spread of the virus first started stirring global panic, but rather months down the line. The possibility of a heart condition, myocarditis, was found at alarmingly high rates in an MRI imaging study of 100 people who had been recently infected with the coronavirus.  Read more

Green light therapy: Another tool in the toolbox for pain relief

Recent new research from the University of Arizona College of Medicine shows that green light therapy has the potential to be a treatment for painful migraines. According to the Migraine Research Foundation, migraines are the third most prevalent illness in the world. The Mayo Clinic says the condition is characterized by a “throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation, usually on one side of the head." Read more

Sirius: a bright inspiration in the sky

Every night as you lay to sleep there lies a sky just beyond your roof, full of millions of luminous spheres of plasma, or rather stars. “Sirius,” a star that lies in the Canis Major Constellation, is the brightest star in our sky. Sirius is so bright that despite the massive amounts of light pollution, it can be seen by the naked eye across the U.S.  Read more

Students’ uneasy mindsets during COVID-19

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, universities haven’t looked the same. As the current fall semester approached, Dr. Robert C. Robbins, president of the University of Arizona, allowed students to return to campus assuring them that it would be safe for them to come back. Read more