Latest News on Coronavirus Disease

Latest News on Coronavirus Disease

The case and testing data in this map comes from the Arizona Department of Health Services, while the 2019 population estimates come from the U.S. Census Bureau. KJZZ is regularly updating as new COVID-19 data becomes available, but you can learn more about the outbreak in Arizona at the Department of Health Services's website

All death counts come from Health Services, with the exception of those from Greenlee County, which comes directly from its health department. Its death count is registered as “< 3” by AZDHS, but their health department provides a specific count.

The number of cases in each county are represented by the yellow circles currently shown. On the right, select "Deaths" to display the number of people who have died in each county with red circles. The county-level and state test totals include both PCR and serological test counts.

Click on each circle to get additional information, as well as a link to that county's health department or COVID-19 website. To get testing or death rate data, click on the county when its boundary is highlighted. All information provided here is current through the date shown in the legend in the top right corner and in each pop-up window.

 

Arizona State Fair Holds Drive-Thru Fair Food Event
Just because Arizona State Fair fans can’t pack the fairgrounds this year, it doesn’t mean they can’t get a taste of it. Fair organizers are hosting a drive-thru for two weekends featuring fair food favorites — from turkey legs to funnel cakes.
9 hours ago
Flagstaff School Board To Consider Reopening Plan At Next Meeting
The Flagstaff Unified School District governing board will hear a proposal to gradually reopen schools in the district at its Oct. 6 meeting.
Sept. 25, 2020
Ducey: People In Long-Term Care Will Have Chance To Vote
This week, Gov. Doug Ducey exchanged a series of increasingly pointed letters with Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, about the changes she's seeking, which she says would ensure voters aren't disenfranchised during the pandemic. The changes would primarily impact those in long-term care.
Sept. 25, 2020
UA To Study Immunity Of Front-Line Workers
Researchers from the University of Arizona are studying frontline workers who have been infected with COVID-19, as well as those workers who are at increased risk of getting infected with the coronavirus. The goal is to understand immunity after exposure.
Sept. 25, 2020
Ducey Wont Shut Down Counties With Uptick In COVID-19 Cases
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday he would not order businesses to shut down again or impose new restrictions even as some areas in the state are likely heading back towards “substantial spread” for COVID-19 by next week.
Sept. 25, 2020
How The Pandemic Is Impacting The Arts Community
We seek an audience with some Valley creatives and find out how they are still trying to stay active and reach people in the age of COVID-19.
The Impact Of COVID-19 In Arizona: 6 Months In
Sept. 25, 2020
Nogalenses Take Care Of Each Other During Border Shutdown
With heavy restrictions in place for now more than six months, Nogales residents on both sides of the border have had to find ways to adapt to the difficult new reality. But many have the support of their binational families and friend groups.
The Impact Of COVID-19 In Arizona: 6 Months In
Sept. 25, 2020
AZ Investing $14M In Universities COVID-19 Innovations
The state is investing $14 million in public universities’ efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Doug Ducey announced Thursday. These investments are critical to help Arizonans stay safe and healthy, he said.
Sept. 24, 2020
6 Ongoing COVID-19 Outbreaks At Maricopa County Schools
The Maricopa County Department of Public Health is now reporting the number of COVID-19 outbreaks and cases at schools on its data dashboard. Eight school outbreaks have occurred since August, six of which are ongoing, according to the county's data.
Sept. 24, 2020
Pac-12 Football To Kick Off Nov. 6
The Pac-12 Conference — which includes ASU and University of Arizona — has decided to play football in the fall, reversing an August decision to postpone until spring because of concerns about COVID-19.
Sept. 24, 2020
Sonora Bars, Clubs Prepare To Reopen Starting This Week
Bars and nightclubs in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, have been closed for more than six months now because of the coronavirus. But that could soon change in at least some parts of the state.
Sept. 24, 2020
Schools Reopen For In-Person Classes Against State Health Guidelines
It’s about a month into the school year here in Arizona, and we are starting to see many schools begin to reopen in-person classes. But as Lily Altavena reports, it often goes against the state’s health guidelines.
Sept. 24, 2020
Valley Doctor Explains How A Hospital Visit Has Changed
Phoenix-area hospitals are generally starting to relax their restrictions on visitors, as the surge in the number of COVID-19 cases the state saw earlier this summer has eased. Valleywise Health is one of those systems that’s now allowing many patients to have a visitor.
Sept. 24, 2020
Scottsdale To Repeal Mask Mandate; County Rule Still In Effect
Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane announced Sept. 21 the city would be rescinding a mask mandate that had been put in place in mid-June. On Sept. 22, Honor Health — Scottsdale’s largest employer — as well as the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce issued statements criticizing the rollback of the mandate.
Sept. 24, 2020
Schools South Of The Border: Some Sonoran Students, Families Struggle For Education
Like parents, teachers and students everywhere, many people are struggling to adapt to new distance learning in Mexico, where going to class now means watching TV — for those who have access to one. We check in on how schooling is going south of the border.
The Impact Of COVID-19 In Arizona: 6 Months In
Sept. 24, 2020
For Some Scientists, Shutdown Is Not An Option During Pandemic
Neither pandemics nor natural disasters can stay one group of unsung essential workers from their appointed rounds: Scientists who work with living things.
The Impact Of COVID-19 In Arizona: 6 Months In
Sept. 24, 2020
Maricopa County Election Officials Adjusting For Early Voting, Election Day During Pandemic
Leading up to what is often referred to as “voting month,” The Show spoke with the two people most responsible for making sure the election goes smoothly in Maricopa County — County Recorder Adrian Fontes, who is up for re-election this year, and Director of Election Day and Emergency Voting Scott Jarrett.
Sept. 23, 2020
Officials At Odds Over Potential Voting Changes For Some Populations
As the November election nears and the COVID-19 pandemic continues, there are questions about how some vulnerable populations will be able to cast their ballots. Secretary of State Katie Hobbs has made moves she says will ensure all who are eligible to vote in November can do so. But some county recorders and Gov. Doug Ducey have expressed concerns about those changes, and the governor has asked Hobbs to suspend the changes immediately.
Sept. 23, 2020
Navajo Nation Implements 57-Hour Weekend Curfew
The Navajo Nation is implementing a stricter weekend lockdown as it looks into new clusters of coronavirus cases.
Sept. 23, 2020
Mesa Public Schools Struggled During First Week Of School Reopening
During their Monday meeting, Mesa Public Schools Governing Board members heard that students and staff are happy to finally be together again. Schools are reporting that students are wearing their masks and following safety protocols, but officials didn’t paint a completely rosy picture.
Sept. 23, 2020
WATCH: Senate Committee Hears From Coronavirus Task Force
Members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force are briefing a Senate panel on the federal response to the pandemic. Witnesses include Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health and CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield.
Sept. 23, 2020

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