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Arizona COVID-19 News

The vaccine, case and testing data in this map comes from the Arizona Department of Health Services, and the population estimates come from the U.S. Census Bureau. You can learn more about the outbreak in Arizona at the Department of Health Services' website.

The Arizona county map shows the number of vaccine doses administered for every 100 residents, and you can click on each county for additional vaccine and testing information, including resources for accessing vaccines. PCR and serological tests are included in the test total.

Clicking on the “Deaths” or “Cases” buttons on the right will bring up circles that visualize both the total count as well as the county-level rate. Clicking on the circles will show more detailed information.


COVID-19 Adds To Mental Health Strain On Parents, Caregivers
Parents and unpaid caregivers of adults have long faced mental health challenges brought on by the stressors of their roles. A new study published by the CDC shows how COVID-19 may have intensified those struggles.
CDC Issues Broad Guidance For Treating Long COVID-19
Even people with mild or asymptomatic COVID-19 can suffer physical or mental symptoms four or more weeks after their initial illness. Now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has posted long-awaited guidelines for treating patients with long COVID-19.
June 18, 2021
Ducey: Universities Can Require Other Vaccines, Just Not COVID-19
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey doesn’t plan to change current requirements for MMR vaccines despite his move this week to block state university requirements for students to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Press aide C.J. Karamargin told Capitol Media Services that’s because the MMR vaccines are in a different category.
June 18, 2021
Scottsdale Resumes In-Person City Council Meetings
After more than a year, Scottsdale will resume in-person City Council meetings on Tuesday.
June 17, 2021
Highly Infectious Delta Variant Is Spreading In AZ
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week said the highly contagious delta strain of COVID-19 first spotted in India is now a “variant of concern” in the U.S. And the variant is becoming more common in Arizona.
June 17, 2021
No Masks Required At Most Phoenix City Buildings
Effective Thursday, masks and social distancing are no longer required for fully vaccinated people in most city facilities in Phoenix.
June 17, 2021
Survey Highlights Disparities In COVID-19 Vaccine Access
The COVID-19 Vaccine Poll from the Commonwealth Fund and the African American Research Collaborative asked more than 12,000 Americans about their vaccination status and their attitudes toward the vaccine. The results highlight nationwide inequities in vaccine distribution among different demographic groups.
June 16, 2021
Assisted-Living Sees Same 2020 Death Spike As Nursing Homes
COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes are well studied. But less is known about assisted-living residents, most of whom are over 80 years old and have multiple chronic illnesses. A new study provides some clues.
June 16, 2021
As California Reopens, Some Unvaccinated People Feel Left Behind
Tuesday marks the California's official reopening. Occupancy restrictions inside offices, stores, restaurants, bars and stadiums are gone and mask requirements greatly relaxed. Californians are celebrating their rediscovered freedoms. Except those who can't get COVID-19 vaccines for medical reasons.
June 16, 2021
Sonora COVID-19 Cases, Hospital Occupancy Showing Upward Trend
While COVID-19 cases are declining in Arizona and across much of the United States, there are worrying signs in neighboring Sonora. Total weekly cases have now risen for two consecutive weeks.
June 15, 2021
Mexico Hopes Vaccinations Lead To Loosening Of Border Restrictions
The vaccination effort will be aided by the recent U.S. shipment of 1.35 million doses of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
June 15, 2021
County Wants To Know Pandemic’s Impact On Health
The Maricopa County Department of Public Health wants to hear from residents 12 and older about their pandemic experiences. The information will be used to distribute millions of dollars throughout the community.
June 15, 2021
How Mourning A Pandemic-Related Death Differs From Other Grieving
We are inching near 600,000 total deaths in the country, and that means hundreds of thousands more people who are grieving those losses. Dr. Mary-Frances O'Connor wants to better understand how those people are experiencing grief. The Show spoke with her to learn about how pandemic grieving differs from other losses.
June 15, 2021
ASU President Crow Defends Vaccination Policy, Gov. Ducey Issues Executive Order To Stop It
In an email to students, ASU says the university has the “expectation” that all students enrolled in an on-campus learning program will be vaccinated against COVID-19. But Gov. Doug Ducey issued an executive order that will “ensure this excessive policy is never enforced."
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June 15, 2021
Some Arizona School District Launching Virtual Schools
Some Arizona school districts are setting up new virtual schools for students and families who want to remain learning from home for health reasons or a desire for more flexibility, even as COVID-19 subsides
June 14, 2021
ADE Launches Campaign To Boost School Enrollment
Enrollment at Arizona public schools is down by about 38,000 students compared to the previous school year. The Arizona Department of Education has launched a new campaign titled Ready for School AZ in hopes of bringing those students back.
June 11, 2021
Johnson & Johnson Vaccines Future Uncertain In AZ
U.S. health officials have extended the “use by” date for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine by six weeks, potentially commuting the sentence of 108,000 doses statewide due to expire in June. That still leaves providers scrambling to get shots in arms — or to get doses to those who can.
June 10, 2021
CDC: mRNA Vaccines 91% Effective Among Vaccinated
As states try lures from liquor to lotto tickets to revive flagging COVID-19 inoculation rates, evidence for the effectiveness of mRNA vaccines continues to mount.
June 10, 2021
Sesame Street Performer Turns Ice Cream Truck Into Puppet Venue
Stacey Gordon is a Valley-based puppeteer who runs the Phoenix puppetry arts studio Puppet Pie and also portrays the character Julia on Sesame Street. She recently bought an ice cream truck that she’s converting into a puppetry arts venue that she can take on the road, and she plans for it to be ready to roll this summer.
June 10, 2021
How Return To Offices Could Affect Introverts, Extroverts
Many working Americans have spent at least some of their business hours at home — whether at the kitchen table or in a relatively quiet closet. But as more people are vaccinated and companies are planning for employees to return to the office on at least a part-time basis, a number of practical worries are popping up.
June 9, 2021
Do Lotteries, Prizes Convince People To Get COVID-19 Vaccines?
In some states, officials are trying to entice residents to get the shots by offering money — in some cases lots of money — or other prizes. The incentives have raised a lot of questions — both in terms of their ethics, but also their effectiveness.
June 9, 2021