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Coconino County has reinstated a mask mandate inside all of its buildings amid a renewed spike in COVID-19 infections. Low vaccination rates and the Delta variant are driving increased case numbers nationwide. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.

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Coconino County health officials report a return to high COVID-19 transmission rate.


Arizona Health Services Director Cara Christ announced today she will leave her position as the state’s top health official to become Chief Medical Officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona. She is an infectious disease epidemiologist. Christ is the state’s longest serving health director, assuming the role in 2015. She intends to leave the position at the end of August.

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More than 6 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have now been administered since becoming available in the state. 


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Arizona’s state-run COVID-19 vaccination sites, which were touted as a national model, will be shutting down later this month.