Doctors believe summer COVID surge unlikely

TUCSON (KVOA) – Just about a year ago, Arizona saw a huge spike in COVID-19 cases at the start of the summer.

So, what will this summer look like?

News 4 Tucson’s Eric Fink talked with doctors and local health leaders to get their take.

A much different COVID outlook as we head into the summer of 2021.

“This is going to be a vastly different summer compared to the one we experienced 12 months ago. That is my hope and expectation,” Pima County Supervisor Matt Heinz said. “The number of folks here in Pima County getting vaccinated has been exceeding, been ahead of most other places in the state.”

Last summer, there were days when the number of COVID patients in the hospital was so high, open ICU beds were in the single digits across Pima County. Spencer Graves works for the Pima County Health Department.