ARIZONA, USA — Editor's note: The above video aired during a previous broadcast.
The move comes after Dr. Richard Carmona said that he and 14 representatives from hospitals including Valleywise, Mayo Clinic and Banner Health decided that "now was the time" to make the change to the department's dashboard.
"With all COVID-19 metrics steadily declining and many other states doing the same, I join with the hospital representatives below in sharing that it’s the right time for a change," Carmona said.
"At least 34 states don’t do daily COVID-19 data reporting, according to the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, and this new weekly cadence will align with other disease reporting in Arizona."
The state has reported daily numbers related to COVID-19 on the ADHS dashboard since April 12, 2020 when the department was headed by Dr. Cara Christ.
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