KNAU's Morning Rundown: Wednesday, January 27

Jan 27, 2021

It's Wednesday, January 27. Start your morning with some of our top Arizona headlines:

Snowfall Blankets Northern Arizona After Record Dryness

Northern Arizona University

A new study from the Translational Genomics Research Institute and Northern Arizona University suggests some people may have useful antibodies in their blood that can fight against COVID-19 from earlier, similar illnesses. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny spoke with lead author Dr. Jason Ladner about the research.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Children rarely fall ill with COVID-19. But the number of children hospitalized for the disease is increasing in Arizona more rapidly than most other states. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.

AP, file

Arizona health officials are reporting 5,321 new COVID-19 cases and one death. The latest numbers given Monday increase the state’s totals to 727,895 cases and 12,239 known deaths since the pandemic began.  

AP, file

Arizona,  a COVID-19 hot spot with the worst diagnosis rate among U.S. states has reported that its pandemic death toll now exceeds 12,000 and that the number of known cases is over 700,000.