Banner Health

The largest health system in Arizona has announced it will add about 1,000 out-of-state nurses and respiratory therapists to its workforce to help with the coronavirus pandemic.


Known coronavirus infections in Arizona have increased more than 200 percent in the past two weeks. It follows an easing of restrictions throughout the state and a lifting of stay-at-home orders, however Gov. Doug Ducey is attributing the surge to a ramp up in testing. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.

The Phoenix-based hospital Banner Health says it’s concerned about a steady rise in Arizona coronavirus cases.

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Governor Doug Ducey and state department of health officials have announced an effort to test 30,000 to 60,000 people for the new Coronavirus over the next three weekends, according to the Arizona Republic.