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

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.

 

AZ To Receive Nearly 324K Vaccines Doses By Next Week
Arizona is set to receive nearly 324,000 vaccine doses next week, higher than the amount allocated the previous week, about 255,000.
Health Officials: Sonoran Classrooms Could Reopen By March 15
In Arizona, Gov. Doug Ducey has mandated that schools offer in-person classes by March 15. And officials in neighboring Sonora say they’re now eying a similar date for a possible return to the classroom.
March 5, 2021
Arizona Voices Of COVID-19: Waiting For A Vaccine
The Show will be hearing from a few voices in our community about the challenges of getting vaccinated. This week, advocates called for the state to prioritize people with developmental disabilities like Down syndrome and autism. In the first part of our series, The Show spoke with Matt Hoie, who's eager to get his first vaccine.
March 5, 2021
Arizona Parents Of Kids With Disabilities Plead For Vaccine
Disability rights groups and advocates are calling on Gov. Doug Ducey to prioritize people with disabilities and their caregivers in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Parents of children with disabilities are pleading their case to the governor.
March 5, 2021
Gov. Ducey Ending Pandemic Occupancy Limits For Businesses
Gov. Doug Ducey has issued a new executive order that lifts pandemic occupancy limits on businesses. Under the executive order, occupancy percentage limitations will expire for businesses such as restaurants, gyms, theaters and bars.
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March 5, 2021
Mesa Mayor Advocating For Federal Aid To Cities, States
The U.S. Senate has started working on the nearly $2 trillion COVID-19 relief package that the House approved last week. Mesa Mayor John Giles has been lobbying for one provision that would provide money to states and cities.
March 5, 2021
Kingman Mayor Facing A Recall Election; Petitions Certified
The Mohave County Recorder’s Office on Thursday certified the signatures on recall petitions against Kingman Mayor Jen Miles, who has come under criticism for the city's mask mandate. County officials said the petitions contained 1,512 valid signatures and that exceeded the 1,384 minimum number required.
March 5, 2021
Two-Thirds Of Adults 75 And Older In Maricopa County Are Vaccinated
There’s still a long way to go before we reach the 70% to 80% vaccination rates experts say will allow life to return to something like normal. But COVID-19 vaccination efforts have been picking up pace in Arizona. The state has been administering more than 40,000 shots per day recently.
Q&AZ: What You Need To Know About Getting The Vaccine
March 4, 2021
Arizona Republic Follows 2 Third-Graders Through The Pandemic
For her final piece as the K-12 education reporter for the Arizona Republic, Lily Altavena spent a year profiling a third grade class at Catalina Ventura elementary in the Alhambra District. The Show spoke with her for more about her reporting.
March 4, 2021
Gila County Offering COVID-19 Vaccines To All Residents
The state this week opened up COVID-19 vaccines to people 55 and older at its sites in Maricopa County. But one Arizona county is offering a COVID-19 vaccine to any county resident who wants one.
March 4, 2021
DEA: Mexican Cartels Remain Untouched By The Pandemic
The DEA has just released its 2020 National Drug Threat Assessment, an annual publication to understand the impact of drug trafficking in the U.S. According to the federal agency, the pandemic has not seriously impacted these illicit activities, and Mexican drug cartels are even taking some advantage from it.
March 4, 2021
While U.S. Tourists Escape From The Pandemic In Mexico, Mexican Travelers Do The Same In The U.S.
Tourism in the U.S. and Mexico has been severely affected by the pandemic. But people from both countries have started to travel across the border — and for the same reason. The pandemic is generating some tourism in both directions across the border.
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March 4, 2021
AZ Needs More Testing To Track Disease, Variants
Much COVID-19 attention currently focuses on vaccine availability. But with 1,000 new cases daily and new variants entering the state, getting tested remains as important as ever.
March 3, 2021
Report: AZ To Begin Vaccinating Inmates In State Prisons
According to a report obtained by KJZZ, Arizona is planning to begin administering the first COVID vaccines to inmates in state prisons this week.
March 3, 2021
Ducey: Schools Must Offer In-Person Classes By March 15
Gov. Doug Ducey has issued an executive order that requires Arizona schools offer in-person learning later this month. Students who have opted for distance learning can continue to stay in that learning mode.
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March 3, 2021
Under New Plan, Arizona Expects 45-Year-Olds Can Get Vaccinated In April, 35-Year-Olds In May
Arizona is changing the way it prioritizes who is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. Health care workers, law enforcement and educators were among the first to be offered vaccines in Arizona, but the new plan bases eligibility more on age than occupation.
Q&AZ: What You Need To Know About Getting The Vaccine
March 3, 2021
Report Reveals COVID-19s Impact On Those With Alzheimers
The Alzheimer's Association released its annual Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report, but this year's report is very different from previous years because it looked at the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on people living with Alzheimer's and other dementias.
March 3, 2021
Bringing Writers And Readers Together During A Pandemic
The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University has hosted a marquee event for writers, aspiring authors and readers of all genres for nearly two decades. This year, the 17th-annual “Desert Nights Rising Stars Writers Conference,” held in late February, connected people virtually.
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March 3, 2021
50,000 Vaccine Appointment Slots Fill In 2 Hours
The Arizona Department of Health Services announced Monday that it would allow Arizonans 55 and older to register for vaccine appointments at State Farm Stadium and Phoenix Municipal Stadium. The health department opened registration for appointments at noon Tuesday. Tens of thousands of spots were filled by 2 p.m.
March 2, 2021
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey Gets COVID-19 Vaccine In Unannounced Event
Many politicians have made their COVID-19 vaccinations widely publicized events. In Arizona, the state health department has organized media events to showcase vaccinations of health care workers, seniors and faith leaders. But Gov. Ducey’s office did not invite the media to be present when he received his vaccine.
Q&AZ: What You Need To Know About Getting The Vaccine
March 2, 2021
Why COVID-19 Testing And Contact Tracing Still Matter
As COVID-19 trends downward, scientists and researchers are cautioning against de-emphasizing some of the factors that got us to this point. Two critical pieces: testing and contact tracing.
March 2, 2021

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