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.


Frustration And Fear Persist For Out-Of-Work Arizonans
The thousands of Arizonans who have been unemployed long-term are struggling. Jobless Arizonans report challenges finding new work, bureaucratic hangups when trying to file for unemployment insurance, and difficulty getting by on the state's low unemployment payments.
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Health Dept. Changes Recommendations For Schools
Under its latest version of the "Safely Returning to In-Person Instruction" document, the Arizona Department of Health Services says school leaders should prepare to transition to virtual learning if their county’s three COVID-19 benchmarks are in the red. Previous guidance issued in August only required one benchmark in the red.
Oct. 28, 2020
Ducey Announces Additional $7M For Housing Assistance
Gov. Doug Ducey is putting another $7 million toward housing assistance in Arizona. This comes about two months before the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's nationwide moratorium on evictions is set to expire.
Oct. 28, 2020
After More Than A Month, Ducey Will Brief Media
Ducey held nearly weekly briefings on COVID-19 throughout spring and summer, but he has not met with reporters specifically to discuss the virus since Sept. 24.
Oct. 28, 2020
Phoenix ER Doc Reflects On Whats Changed
The Show spoke with Valley emergency room physician Dr. Benjamin Reeser five months ago when hospitalizations here were rising. And this week, as Arizona is facing a second wave of COVID-19, This Show is going back to some of those voices heard early on on this pandemic, including Dr. Reeser.
Oct. 28, 2020
CA Youth Sports Teams Finding Home Field Advantage — In Yuma
California’s loss is turning into Yuma’s gain, at least when it comes to youth sports. The Show spoke with Kimberly Kahl, executive director of the Yuma County Chamber of Commerce, about what kind of activity the area has seen in terms of teams coming from California to play in Yuma.
Oct. 28, 2020
Index: U.S. Home Prices Up 5.2% In August
U.S. home prices posted a robust gain in August — another sign that the American housing market remains strong despite economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.
Oct. 28, 2020
Chandler District Board To Consider Tribute To Late Swim Coach
The Chandler Unified School District’s governing board is voting Wednesday on a resolution to honor Kerry Croswhite, Chandler High School’s late swim and diving coach. Croswhite died in July after contracting COVID-19.
Oct. 27, 2020
COVID-19 May Have Slowed Leafy Green Industry, But Not For Long
The coronavirus pandemic has changed how we do a lot of things, including what we eat. Many people would go out for lunch and dinner, and often meals come with a salad. So what happened to Arizona’s leafy green industry?
Oct. 27, 2020
AZ Mental Health Care Providers See Uptick In Cases
As the pandemic drags into its eighth month, the mental health implications of it for millions of people are becoming more clear.
Oct. 27, 2020
Arizona Kindergarten Enrollment Down About 14%
As the pandemic continues, parents have had to make crucial decisions on what to do with their children, especially young ones, when it comes to school.
Oct. 27, 2020
New Multi-Organization Coalition Stands Against Mexican President
Throughout this year, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has faced protests from several organizations, including feminist and anti-violence groups. And now, a new coalition is challenging the president and the political parties to improve the country’s conditions.
Oct. 26, 2020
Masks Could Save 130,000 U.S. Lives By End Of February
With coronavirus vaccines and treatments still in development, states must rely on social policies to bring the current surge under control. Now, a new study shows universal mask-wearing could make a huge difference — especially in Arizona.
Oct. 26, 2020
Possible Wave Of Foster Children Coming When Schools Reopen
Reports of child abuse in Arizona are steadily declining, but experts say that's probably a mirage. With children not attending school, teachers — who are mandated to report signs of abuse — aren't able to spot warning signs.
Oct. 25, 2020
Study Says Airplane Cleaning Products Kill COVID-19
Even as airlines post billion-dollar losses, the U.S. Department of Transportation has declined to mandate mask-wearing on airplanes. But a study of cleaning methods by Boeing and the University of Arizona could offer some hope for the future of flight.
Oct. 25, 2020
State Rep. Raquel Terán Tests Positive For COVID-19
An Arizona state representative is quarantining with her family after testing positive for COVID-19.
Oct. 24, 2020
Study: Fears Of A Rare Side Effect Unfounded In Coronavirus Vaccines
Almost half of Americans say they would not get a COVID-19 vaccine if it were available today, according to a September poll by the Pew Research Center. A new study might help allay those fears.
Oct. 24, 2020
Officials Ask All Madison Middle School Students, Staff To Quarantine
The Madison Elementary School District in Phoenix is asking all students and staff of the Madison No. 1 middle school to quarantine for 14 days starting Monday. The school has four confirmed COVID-19 cases, according to the district's COVID-19 data dashboard.
Oct. 23, 2020
Expert Explains So-Called Super-Spreaders Effect On Coronavirus Transmission
Most of the country is seeing a strong surge of COVID-19 cases. Arizona is no exception, with the number of cases here nearly doubling in recent weeks. But we may have additional insight into who’s causing that spike — so-called “superspreaders” — which can be people and events.
Oct. 23, 2020
How Retailers, Shoppers Preparing For Holiday Season
This year you’ll likely encounter holiday shopping ads sooner than ever. That’s because, thanks to the pandemic, this holiday season is like no other.
Oct. 23, 2020
UA Student Petitioning To Have Spring Break Reinstated
A University of Arizona student has launched a petition asking the school to reinstate its traditional spring break. Last week, the university announced it was cancelling the break to reduce travel by faculty, students and staff — all part of an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Oct. 22, 2020