Arizona Department of Health Services, Director’s Blog

Identifying COVID-19 Deaths in Arizona

Today’s dashboard includes an important update to the COVID-19 data including notable changes related to the identification of COVID-19 deaths in Arizona. Surveillance of deaths is an important component of any communicable disease investigation. This surveillance can provide key information about risk factors and the severity of a disease, especially when […]

By | May 8th, 2020|Preparedness|0 Comments

Modeling, Data Analysis, and Next Steps for Arizona’s Response to COVID-19

We appreciate the work of the talented professionals who assisted our team of public health professionals and experienced epidemiologists in developing a state model. The department established the partnership to provide an additional model for consideration. This model was completed on April 20, 2020. 

With months of data now available, […]

By | May 6th, 2020|Preparedness|0 Comments

COVID-19 Dashboard Now Includes Data about Antibody Testing

ADHS has worked in partnership with laboratories and healthcare providers across Arizona to increase COVID-19 testing capacity. Increased testing is now possible due to greater availability of testing supplies, which weren’t available earlier in the course of this outbreak. More information about testing gives public health a better understanding of how Arizona has been impacted by COVID-19 and […]

By | May 5th, 2020|Preparedness|0 Comments

Contact Tracing can Help Public Health to Slow the Spread of Diseases

Arizona is actively working on several components to ensure the health of our communities as we gradually begin allowing services to resume in our state. One of public health’s core preparedness responsibilities is the ability to trace contacts of individuals who test positive for COVID-19. By increasing testing […]

By | May 4th, 2020|Preparedness|0 Comments

Arizona Specific COVID-19 Models and Projections

Since December 2019, when we first heard about cases of a novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China, the Arizona public health system has been closely monitoring COVID-19 on an international, national, and local level. Mitigating the spread of COVID-19, as well as responding to the impacts of […]

By | April 22nd, 2020|Preparedness|0 Comments