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The latest data from the Arizona Department of Health Services shows the state has surpassed 100,000 new cases of coronavirus in just 11 days to begin 2021.

By Dan Engler January 12, 2021
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Ariazona Gov. Doug Ducey said Monday he will not fund "empty seats'' in classrooms or allow schools to remain in "a perpetual state of closure.''

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Yavapai County Community Health Services Monday reported 578 new COVID-19 cases and 10 deaths over the weekend.

By Dan Engler January 11, 2021
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Beaver Creek, Sedona-Oak Creek educators to get COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday
Verde Valley schools scheduled to get first Moderna vaccine Jan. 13-28

Wednesday, educators at Beaver Creek and Sedona-Oak Creek school districts will receive their first Moderna vaccine for COVID-19.

By Bill Helm January 11, 2021
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Next COVID-19 vaccine tier to begin this week
County plans to ‘sub-prioritize’ tier 1b to vaccinate educators, first responders first

Every day for the past two weeks or so, the Yavapai County Community Health Services Department has been fielding about 1,000 calls, most with a common question: “When can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?”

By Cindy Barks, Special to The Verde Independent January 11, 2021
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9,727 cases and 113 deaths. Those are the numbers of COVID-19 infections and deaths Arizona is currently averaging on a daily basis this month.

By Dan Engler January 11, 2021
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The 2021 session will get off to a quick start as one of the first act of lawmakers will be to determine whether it's time to finally pull the plug on the state of emergency that Gov. Doug Ducey declared 10 months ago, an action, if it gets a majority vote, the governor cannot veto.

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ADHS director: Focus on vaccination efforts
No new facility or gathering restrictions expected

The state's top health official said Friday she sees no reason to impose additional restrictions on Arizonans even as available hospital beds drop to 7%, the number of deaths is poised to hit 10,000, and the state tops the world in current rates of new infections.

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Friday, the Arizona Interscholastic Association’s executive board voted 5-to-4 to cancel the 2021 winter sports season.

By Bill Helm January 8, 2021
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For now, Mingus Union High School will keep its campus closed in favor of online learning.

By Bill Helm January 8, 2021
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Spectrum Healthcare Group is conducting COVID-19 vaccine clinics on Saturdays, but the local behavioral-health and primary-care provider said they do not plan to mandate the COVID-19 vaccination to its staff.

By Vyto Starinskas January 8, 2021
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January continued its torrid pace Thursday to be the worst month yet for COVID-19 infections and deaths in Arizona.

By Dan Engler January 7, 2021
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December was bad. January is already on pace to be a lot worse for COVID-19 infections and deaths in Arizona.

By Dan Engler January 6, 2021
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Thursday, the Mingus Union School Board will consider whether it’s prudent for students to return to campus on Monday, Jan. 11.

By Bill Helm January 5, 2021
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Gov. Doug Ducey is going to give his penultimate State of the State address Monday from the safety of his own office.

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The New Year’s holiday weekend resulted in 834 new COVID-19 cases in Yavapai County combined with 11 deaths.

By Dan Engler January 4, 2021
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Arizona said goodbye to 2020 with one of the year’s worst days for both COVID-19 infections and deaths.

By Dan Engler January 1, 2021
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The state is revamping its COVID-19 vaccine distribution system in hopes of getting more people inoculated faster.

December 30, 2020
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Arizona will say goodbye to 2020 following a year in which more than half a million residents were infected with COVID-19. More than 8,600 Arizona died of coronavirus during the past year.

By Dan Engler December 29, 2020
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Yavapai County will receive more shipments of COVID vaccine next week as residents of skilled nursing homes will begin to get vaccinated.

By Vyto Starinskas December 24, 2020
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Arizona hospital intensive care unit bed capacity has now reached 93%. December’s COVID-19 caseload has confirmed 136,083 positive tests.

By Dan Engler December 23, 2020
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The continuing rise of COVID-19 cases in the quad-city area is prompting an overload on hospitals all over the state and nation, and Yavapai County is no exception.

By Nanci Hutson, Special to the Verde Independent December 22, 2020
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State senate president requires masks in sessions
Mesa senator-elect has said she won't mask up; challenges rule imposed without vote

With COVID-19 still flaring, the president of the state Senate has ordered that anyone coming into the building must wear a face mask to attend sessions. That already is provoking a fight from at least one incoming senator.

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YCCHS reports 144 new COVID-19 cases in Verde Valley
Prescott and Prescott Valley combine for more than 300 new cases

Monday's COVID-19 numbers from Yavapai County Community Health Services reveal a jump in the total number of cases.

By Jason W. Brooks December 21, 2020
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There is going to be another spike in positive COVID-19 diagnoses about two weeks after Christmas vacations end. The question, according to one Northern Arizona Healthcare administrator, is how much hospitalization and death will accompany that spike.

By Jason W. Brooks December 18, 2020
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Already Arizona’s most infectious COVID-19 month of 2020, December is also now on pace to be the deadliest.

By Dan Engler December 18, 2020
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A little more than two weeks into December and already the Yuletide month has become the most COVID-19 infectious of 2020.

By Dan Engler December 17, 2020
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A record number of Arizonans are now hospitalized for COVID-19 as the state retains its dubious distinction as the place where the virus is spreading faster than anywhere else in the country.

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Yavapai County continues to be one of Arizona’s “substantial risk” areas for COVID-19 transmissions with 603 new cases reported since Friday.

By Dan Engler December 14, 2020
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With more than 50,000 new cases in the past eight days, Arizona has now documented more than 400,000 COVID-19 cases in 2020.

By Dan Engler December 12, 2020

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