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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.

 

As hospitals strain under COVID-19, flu cases increase, too
Arizona hospitals continue to be overwhelmed by the state’s COVID-19 outbreak, but influenza cases in the state are increasing, too. Last winter’s flu season was almost nonexistent when social distancing protocols for COVID-19 helped keep other infections at bay. This year, influenza is much more widespread.
How COVID-only hospitals could alleviate the strain on the health care system
In Arizona hospitals, cases continue to rise, with just 5% of inpatient beds available as of Jan. 20. So the question of what comes next in this seemingly never-ending pandemic looms. And Mike Meyer argues we should be prepared for the worst.
Jan. 20, 2022
Expert questions safety of hospitals allowing staff with COVID to work
Some hospitals have had to color outside the lines of usual standards and practices to cope with omicron's toll on patients and staff. But are they striking the right balance between safety and necessity?
Jan. 19, 2022
1 in 4 Arizonans will likely be infected by omicron
Arizona continues to average more than 20,000 COVID-19 infections per day. Modeling from the University of Arizona suggests cases will begin declining soon, but a huge portion of the state’s population will have been infected by the end of the month.
Jan. 19, 2022
How free COVID tests could reduce the spread of omicron in Latino communities
Jan. 18 marked the first day of free COVID-19 test availability for just about anybody with a mailing address. The Show spoke with Erin Garcia of Chicanos Por La Causa to learn how these tests could impact Arizona's Latino communities.
Jan. 19, 2022
Air Force team helps Yuma hospital care for patients
Needing assistance due to staff shortages and increasing numbers of COVID-19 patients, including some requiring high levels of care, Yuma Regional Medical Center applied to the federal government for help.
Jan. 18, 2022
Coconino County to hire judge to help with backlog of cases
Coconino County is using federal relief funds to address a backlog of court cases that were delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Jan. 18, 2022
How to order at-home COVID-19 tests for free
COVID-19 tests have been harder to come by recently in Arizona as cases surge to record highs. But every household in the U.S. is now eligible to order free at-home tests.
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Jan. 18, 2022
Navajo Nation requiring all government workers to get boosters
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez has signed an executive order requiring all government workers on the tribe’s vast reservation to have a booster shot.
Jan. 17, 2022
Ducey quietly uses federal funds to boost worker pay
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey quietly tapped $95 million in federal coronavirus relief money in November to boost pay for state troopers, prison guards and workers in several other state departments deemed essential.
Jan. 17, 2022
Omicron puts biggest strain on Arizona since the pandemics start
The omicron variant of COVID-19 continues to push Arizona caseloads to record-high levels. On average, the state has been seeing more than 19,000 cases per day recently — far more daily cases than we ever saw during last winter’s surge.
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Jan. 17, 2022
As cases soar, Sonoran health officials call for rational use of tests
Records are regularly falling amid the state's most dramatic case growth to date.
Jan. 17, 2022
Long hours and short supplies: Revisiting science during COVID
Just over six months after the pandemic began, Nicholas Gerbis from KJZZ’s Arizona Science Desk reported how COVID-19 shutdowns were affecting scientists working with living creatures. He recently checked in with the researchers to see how they’ve weathered the ups and downs since.
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Jan. 17, 2022
1,000+ school athletic events canceled due to COVID-19
The Arizona Interscholastic Association reports that more than 1,000 school athletic events were cancelled or postponed statewide this past week due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases.
Jan. 15, 2022
Treasury official sets deadline to get Ducey programs into compliance
The U.S. Treasury Department is threatening to take back more than $170 million in recovery funds or withhold money unless Gov. Doug Ducey's office can address issues it sees with two education programs within 60 days.
Jan. 14, 2022
2 records in 3 days: Arizona reports record-breaking 20,257 COVID-19 cases
Arizona on Friday set another record for new daily COVID-19 cases. The state added 20,257 cases to its daily dashboard. It is the first time Arizona has reported more than 20,000 infections on a single day.
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Jan. 14, 2022
Some Arizona schools are returning to distance learning under the strain of omicron
Arizona students returned to schools last week as the state was experiencing yet another spike of COVID-19, this time due to the highly infectious omicron variant. So far, many Arizona schools are continuing with in-person classes, but some students are returning to remote learning.
Jan. 14, 2022
Health workers want more action from Ducey. His office urges vaccines
Gov. Doug Ducey’s office said the pandemic has taken a heartbreaking toll as the state surpasses 25,000 total deaths from COVID-19. But the governor’s office did not respond to several questions from KJZZ News about the state’s pandemic response.
Jan. 13, 2022
More than 25,000 Arizonans have died from COVID-19
More than 25,000 Arizonans have now died from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report Arizona’s per capita death rate is second-highest among states.
Jan. 13, 2022
How to navigate the pandemic during pregnancy
Typically, when people are locked up in close quarters, you can expect a baby boom. That hasn’t happened during the pandemic. In fact, researchers are seeing lower birth weights and an increase in the number of stillbirths to women who have had COVID-19.
Jan. 13, 2022
Kids needed access for online school, but free internet was a tough sell in Maryvale
Maryvale is a diverse community that has grown into an area home to a multitude of cultures and ethnicities. But it’s also a community lacking internet access. That lack of access is what ASU's One Square Mile Initiative has been focused on for the past year.
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Jan. 13, 2022

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