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Associated Press | LM Otero

A judge was considering whether to overturn several new Arizona laws that restrict the power of cities, counties and school districts to impose COVID-19 restrictions like mask mandates after hearing arguments in the case Monday. 

Town of Prescott Valley

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is planning to push legislation that will require that students be taught about the 9/11 attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people.

Associated Press | Eric Gay

The summer surge of the highly infectious delta variant of the coronavirus made for a disruptive start of the school year in many parts of the country Monday as hundreds of thousands of children returned to classrooms and parents, administrators and governors clashed over whether masks should be required.

Associated Press | Matt York

The leader of an investigation into the 2020 election in Wisconsin traveled to Arizona last week to learn about the audit done there and was attendeding a symposium on election fraud Thursday in South Dakota headed by MyPillow chief executive Mike Lindell.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Arizona on Thursday reported 2,970 additional COVID-19 cases, the most reported in a single day in the past six months, as the number of virus patients occupying hospital beds continued to climb.

The climbing cases have prompted colleges and universities to impose renewed mask mandates and a plea from hospitals in northwestern Arizona for more people to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.

Associated Press | Rick Bowmer

Stark differences in approaches to surging Arizona coronavirus cases continued to appear Wednesday as more medical providers and education institutions announced new measures to stop COVID-19 from spreading and Republican state lawmakers urged the governor to punish local school districts that require students to wear masks.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Arizona has recorded more than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases each day for the past week, while hospitalizations tied to the virus continue to rise.

Experts have said the highly contagious delta variant is behind surges in infections and hospitalizations seen nationwide in the past month.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Arizona health officials reported more than 2,000 additional COVID-19 cases for the fifth consecutive day Sunday as virus-related hospitalizations continued to rise.

The state’s coronavirus dashboard reported 2,639 additional cases and 12 deaths, increasing the pandemic totals to 946,054 cases and 18,388 known deaths.

Health officials had reported 2,653 cases Saturday with 34 deaths.

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The Navajo Nation on Thursday reported 43 new COVID-19 cases, but no additional deaths for the fifth consecutive day.

The latest numbers released by tribal health officials pushed the total number of coronavirus cases to 31,529 since the pandemic began more than a year ago.

The known death toll remains at 1,377.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A vaccinated Arizona legislator says he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms while isolating at home.

Democratic state Sen. Tony Navarrete of Phoenix, said Tuesday his diagnosis last week is a reminder that Arizonans should remain vigilant. He said he had his final vaccination shot in February.

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