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Arizona COVID-19 statistics remain stable

| Sep 29, 2021 | Arizona

COVID-19 numbers for Arizona appear to be steady as the Delta variant continues to ravage the country.     According to CDC data on COVID cases for U.S. states, Arizona has had 17,505 new cases since September 21 with a positivity range of 10 to 15%. For the past week,...[ Read More ]

Younger age groups continue to lead in Arizona’s COVID-19 case counts

| Sep 14, 2021 | Arizona

Data from the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) shows that the majority of COVID-19 cases in the state are among younger people.      According to recent numbers from ADHS, people in the 20 to 44 year age bracket continue to lead the way with 459,585 total cases as...[ Read More ]

$60 million on the way to Arizona hospital staff

| Sep 2, 2021 | Arizona

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey announced this week that more than $60 million in funds is on its way to support staff at health care sites throughout the state.      The funding is aimed at supporting facilities that, according to the release, administer proven techniques which prevent the spread of...[ Read More ]

Governor Ducey names Don Herrington as interim ADHS director, taps Richard Carmona as senior public health advisor

| Aug 26, 2021 | Arizona

Governor Doug Ducey today named Don Herrington, a 21-year veteran of the Arizona Department of Health Services, to succeed Dr. Cara Christ and oversee the frontline health care workers who have spearheaded the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor and Herrington together named Dr. Richard Carmona, the 17th Surgeon...[ Read More ]

Arizona health officials praise FDA’s Pfizer approval, encourage Arizonians to get vaccinated

| Aug 23, 2021 | Arizona

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has officially granted full approval for the Pfizer-BioNTech version of the COVID-19 vaccine. The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) said the vaccine will be under the brand name Comirnaty and is available for anyone 16 and older. Individuals in the 12 to 15...[ Read More ]

Governor Ducey thanks ADHS director Dr. Christ for longtime, dedicated service to Arizona

| Jul 28, 2021 | Arizona

Governor Doug Ducey today announced Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) Director Dr. Cara Christ, who has been instrumental in the state’s COVID-19 response, will leave her position on August 27 for another leadership role as chief medical officer for Blue Cross® Blue Shield® of Arizona. “When Cara Christ became a doctor,...[ Read More ]