Instances 231,897 | Deaths 5,830
On Monday, Oct. 19, the state reported 748 new circumstances of novel coronavirus and three extra deaths. Arizona’s common each day case quantity has elevated in latest weeks.
President Trump visits Tucson
President Donald Trump held a marketing campaign rally on the Tucson Worldwide Airport on Monday. A number of thousand supporters got here out for the occasion. The president used the event to assault Dr. Anthony Fauci, in addition to the cautionary coronavirus recommendation of his scientific specialists. Trump, again on the path after his personal coronavirus hospitalization, blasted authorities scientists for his or her criticism of his dealing with of the pandemic and known as Fauci “a catastrophe.”
Polling that exhibits the president trailing Democratic rival Joe Biden throughout key battleground states, together with Arizona.
Tucson Council asks UA to check all college students
The Tucson Metropolis Council is about to go a decision Tuesday asking the College of Arizona to broaden its COVID-19 testing program.
The non-binding message asks the college to require all college students to undergo COVID-19 testing, together with those that stay off-campus. At the moment solely those that stay in on-campus dorms are required to indicate a unfavorable COVID take a look at earlier than transferring in. For many who stay off campus, assessments can be found, however not required.
UA president Robert Robbins says testing all college students is a pleasant concept, however impractical. “That is our aspirational objective however we do not have the potential to try this now,” he stated throughout a weekly briefing on Monday.
Nobel committee cites UA astronomy breakthrough in prize award
The College of Arizona-supported challenge that yielded the primary photos of a black gap helped win this yr’s Nobel Prize in physics.
Two astronomers and one mathematician shared the Prize introduced earlier this month. They discovered proof of a supermassive black gap on the heart of the Milky Manner galaxy. UA astronomer Dimitrios Psaltis helped begin the Occasion Horizon telescope challenge. Psalstis notes the Nobel committee’s honor lastly confirmed the work begun by Albert Einstein and his colleagues early within the 20th century.
“It gave us the instruments to design the Occasion Horizon telescope as a result of it was solely by this measurement we knew precisely how huge the black gap is within the sky, and that allowed us to design the specs for our telescope,” he stated.
The UA-backed Occasion Horizon challenge united eight ground-based telescopes all over the world in capturing the ground-breaking picture of a black gap in one other galaxy 55-million light-years from Earth.
Relocation raises Tucson’s profile in trend trade
A luxurious sportswear firm plans to maneuver to Tucson in what enterprise boosters pitch as the primary of a number of relocations that set up a neighborhood trend trade.
WOW Studios will transfer its headquarters from Seattle to a 17,000-square-foot area at One East Toole Avenue, the corporate introduced Monday. The studio’s signature line, Buki, affords high-end technical clothes designed by Joey Rodolfo and Stacey Bennett. The brand new location will embody design studios and workplace area slated to open in January. The enterprise is predicted to deliver 50 jobs to Tucson.
“Joey and I began speaking a number of months in the past, and I rapidly realized what a fantastic alternative this was – to be on the chopping fringe of innovation on this area,” stated Solar Hall president and CEO Joe Snell in a press launch.
Rodolfo is a design trade veteran recognized for revitalizing the Tommy Bahama model. He attended the College of Arizona as an undergrad and beforehand sat on the nationwide board of administrators for the Eller School of Administration, based on his LinkedIn profile.
Navajo Nation stories 42 new COVID-19 circumstances however no deaths
Navajo Nation well being officers are confirming 42 new circumstances of COVID-19 however no new deaths. The figures launched Sunday evening deliver the whole variety of circumstances to 10,955. T
he recognized demise toll remained at 573. Tribal well being officers stated 116,368 individuals on the huge reservation that covers elements of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah have been examined for COVID-19 because the pandemic began and seven,381 have recovered.
A shelter-in-place order, masks mandate, each day curfews and weekend lockdowns stay in impact on the Navajo Nation.
Border Patrol: Hand-dug tunnel discovered close to border in Nogales
Border Patrol officers say a brand new hand-dug tunnel has been discovered close to the U.S. border in Nogales. Tucson Sector brokers say the tunnel was found Saturday evening by video surveillance. Brokers positioned the tunnel’s 2-feet-by-2-feet exit a few half-mile west of the DeConcini Port of Entry and about three toes north of the border.
Mexican authorities positioned the tunnel’s entrance within the ground of an present drainage system in Mexico. Border Patrol officers say the tunnel prolonged for about 10 toes and had no shoring, air flow or lighting. Authorities say accomplished tunnels are utilized by smugglers to get narcotics and immigrants throughout the border.
Tucson TV station KOLD stories that it’s the 127th tunnel found within the Tucson Sector since 1990.