Arizona Bioscience News: COVID-19 in Arizona

July 2, 2020

By Chris Farrington

Arizona hospitals continue to break records with the number of COVID-19 patients and are preparing to add staff and capacity to handle the surge. In response to the spread of the new coronavirus and without one single location or activity to point to its cause, the state closed businesses such as bars and gyms for 30 days and is emphasizing the need to wear masks while in public. Meanwhile, efforts to increase testing and secure personal protective equipment continue.


Arizona coronavirus update: Drop in cases and deaths, but hospital figures break record / Arizona Republic


Arizona hospitals aren’t rationing care to COVID-19 patients yet, but staff, capacity a growing concern / Arizona Republic


‘We’re going to make sure Arizona has whatever it takes’: Pence does not want health care rationed amid COVID-19 crisis / Arizona Republic


ASU’s Biodesign Institute rolls out new COVID-19 test / Phoenix Business Journal


Testing wastewater for coronavirus: ASU researchers notice spike following end to lockdown / Fox 10


Weekly update on the science of COVID-19: Social bubbles / KNAU


What is causing COVID-19 cases to rise in Arizona? There’s no simple answer / Arizona Republic


Sunbelt states rush to line up hospital beds, not barstools / Washington Post


Arizona hospitals can start activating ‘crisis care’ standards due to COVID-19 surge / Arizona Republic


Arizona doctors worry as ICUs fill: ‘We’re leaving the hospital sometimes in tears’ / ABC 15


Inside the COVID-19 ICU: Valley nurses share what they see as cases rise in Arizona / 12 News


Organizers prepare for more COVID-19 testing in west Phoenix / azfamily.com


Arizona COVID-19 spike halts some elective surgeries, bar faces charge / KJZZ


Rare condition in children may have links to COVID-19 / ABC 15


New initiative secures 11 million masks and other PPE for Arizona hospitals / AZ Big Media


UA President Robbins says if he had to reopen the university today, he wouldn’t / Arizona Public Media


Scottsdale doctor doesn’t see COVID-19 going away anytime soon / azfamily.com


California bank to acquire shares in HTG Molecular as part of financing deal / Phoenix Business Journal

Tucson-based HTG Molecular Diagnostics Inc., which provides instruments and services for molecular profiling and biomarker applications, has offered company shares to the California bank that is providing its latest round of debt financing.


UA startup Botanisol Analytics won $1.5 million contract / Daily Wildcat

University of Arizona startup Botanisol Analytics, which has built a machine with sensors that can instantly analyze the chemical makeup of a virus test sample, has won a $1.5 million contract to build systems for the Air Force Research Laboratory.


Tech Council and ACA promote tech sector with AZTechBase / AZ Big Media

The Arizona Technology Council, in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority, has launched AZTechBase, an online platform that provides a comprehensive listing of companies, people and investors in Arizona’s technology industry.


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