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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.


Bill would require pharmacies to fill ivermectin prescriptions to treat COVID-19
A Republican state senator wants to make sure Arizona pharmacists don’t get between COVID-19 patients and ivermectin, an anti-parasitic drug the FDA warns can be “highly dangerous” and has not been approved for treating the virus.
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As holidays near, a 4th COVID-19 wave builds in Sonora
The rise in cases comes just as many in Sonora and across Mexico begin holding posadas, regular get-togethers with friends and family leading up to Christmas.
Dec. 6, 2021
The future of work will change the future of big cities. Heres how
Since the pandemic began, stories about city dwellers leaving for the outdoors and more space have made the news. But how are cities trying to respond? And has the pandemic caused a fundamental change in how they operate?
Dec. 6, 2021
Mexico to begin offering COVID-19 booster shots to older adults
Older adults and teachers in Mexico may soon be eligible to receive COVID-19 booster shots.
Dec. 6, 2021
COVID-19 surge continues with nearly 4,000 cases reported Sunday
Arizona health officials reported just under 4,000 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, as case numbers continue to surge. The state health department reported an additional 3,820 new cases and 28 new deaths.
Dec. 5, 2021
Doctor who almost died from COVID-19 hikes Camelback
A Phoenix-area doctor who survived a near-fatal bout with COVID-19 last year spent Saturday hiking Camelback Mountain’s Echo Canyon Trail with the doctors and nurses who treated him.
Dec. 5, 2021
Arizona health department reports 6,000+ new COVID-19 cases
The Arizona Department of Health Services reported more than 6,000 new COVID-19 cases today, more than the total on this day last year. 6,043 new cases were added to the state health department’s COVID-19 dashboard.
Dec. 4, 2021
COVID-19 omicron variant detected in Mexico
Mexican officials confirmed Friday that the first case of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus has been detected in the country.
Dec. 3, 2021
Unmarried parents going to court over disputes on getting kids vaxxed
Children ages 17 or younger need parental consent in order to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. But the process could become complicated when unmarried parents disagree on the matter.
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Dec. 3, 2021
Many AZ nursing home employees remain unvaccinated
According to the most recent data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, about 70% of employees in Arizona's long-term care facilities are fully vaccinated. The national average is more than 75%.
Dec. 2, 2021
Arizona hospital inpatient bed use is now at an all-time high
Inpatient bed use in Arizona’s hospitals is now at an all-time high. COVID-19 patients make up about a third of those hospitalized, but Arizona health care workers say patients being treated for the virus are putting the most strain on hospital staff and resources.
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Dec. 2, 2021
How federal COVID-19 mitigation strategies could impact AZs winter cases
With winter approaching and a new variant making its first appearance in the U.S., President Joe Biden will present his latest plan Dec. 2 to confront COVID-19 with more options for free or low-cost testing, increasing booster shot rates and more.
Dec. 2, 2021
Pima County on the lookout for new COVID-19 variant
While the new omicron coronavirus variant has not yet been seen in Arizona, Pima County is monitoring for it.
Dec. 2, 2021
WATCH: Biden details strategy to fight COVID-19
President Joe Biden visits the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, to talk about measures the White House will take to fight COVID-19 this winter. Watch his remarks live.
Dec. 2, 2021
COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to rise in Arizona
COVID-19 ICU bed use in Arizona is now at the highest level since mid-February. And health care leaders in the state continue to warn that hospitals are dangerously close to capacity.
Dec. 1, 2021
Phoenix has $8 million to give micro and small businesses hurt by COVID-19
More grants are available for micro and small businesses after the Phoenix City Council allocated $8 million in federal funds from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
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Nov. 30, 2021
UA not planning virtual start for spring amid omicron news
University of Arizona president Robert Robbins has urged caution against the latest coronavirus variant, omicron, which has been declared a variant of concern by the World Health Organization.
Nov. 30, 2021
This Tucson epidemiologist is fed up with AZ response to COVID-19
Arizona’s vaccination rate is still lagging behind the national average, and it doesn’t appear to be closing that gap anytime soon.
Nov. 30, 2021
Phoenix council to vote on premium pay for essential, vaccinated employees
Thousands of Phoenix city employees could soon get bigger paychecks. The City Council is expected to vote Wednesday to hear the $25 million to $29 million proposal at its Dec. 15 meeting.
Nov. 30, 2021
State senator drops request to investigate Tucsons vaccine mandate
Tucson is no longer in danger of being financially penalized for its vaccine mandate policy. Republican state Sen. Vince Leach from Tucson has withdrawn his request for Attorney General Mark Brnovich to investigate if the city’s mandates go against state law.
Nov. 30, 2021
Border activists worry how the omicron variant could affect asylum
The U.S. and other countries are instating new travel bans as the omicron variant of COVID-19 continues to spread. As the new restrictions take hold, rights activists and advocacy groups at the border are wondering how the new changes will affect asylum.
Nov. 30, 2021