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.

 

Mexico Agrees To Divert Vaccines To Poorer Countries
Mexico says it’s in favor of a United Nations proposal to delay shipments of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine to wealthier nations so poorer countries can start receiving doses more quickly.
11 hours ago
2020 Brought More People To Phoenix Golf Courses, Hiking Trails
While the pandemic has kept people from using many amenities at Phoenix parks, it’s also increased numbers at city-owned golf courses and hiking trails.
Jan. 18, 2021
Sonora Adds 2 More Cities To Code Red Designation
Last week, three cities in Sonora, Mexico, were officially classified as red - or maximum risk for coronavirus spread. Now two more cities are being added to the designation.
Jan. 18, 2021
From Piano To Dogs: Banner Health Volunteers Support Medical Staff
Arizona’s largest private employer is looking for volunteers to help support front line workers. After suspending the volunteer program for several months during the pandemic, Banner is now looking for people under 65 with no underlying health conditions to help in non-patient settings.
Jan. 18, 2021
Scottsdales New Mayor On Reinstating Mask Mandate, Navigating Pandemic
David Ortega was sworn in as the new mayor of Scottsdale last week, and one of his first orders of business was to reimpose the city’s mask mandate. The Show spoke with Ortega about how he plans to deal with the pandemic, along with other issues in the city.
Jan. 18, 2021
BBC Look-Ahead: Countries Race To Vaccinate Citizens
The pandemic and efforts to vaccinate people against COVID-19 continue to dominate headlines both here in the U.S. and around the globe.
Jan. 18, 2021
Boas: How To Get Arizonans To Trust The COVID-19 Vaccine
Sybil Francis of the Center for the Future of Arizona wrote a piece in Sunday’s Arizona Republic about what it will take to get more Arizonans to trust COVID-19 vaccines, based on results of a poll by the Center for the Future of Arizona and the Gallup organization.
Jan. 18, 2021
State Bar Keeps COVID-19 Legal Help Hotline Running
The pandemic has created a whole host of new challenges for people, from medical to financial to legal. So back in May, the State Bar of Arizona decided to set up a legal help hotline to help answer people’s legal questions that have arisen since COVID-19 changed everything.
Jan. 18, 2021
Arizona Still Leads World COVID-19 Cases Per Capita
New cases of COVID-19 in Arizona may be heading down after two weeks of record-breaking case reporting. But Arizona is still leading the world in average new confirmed COVID-19 cases per capita.
Jan. 18, 2021
AZDHS Watching For U.K. Variant of COVID-19
With nearly 7,000 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the state Sunday, the COVID -19 mutation originally found in the UK is not yet confirmed in Arizona.
Jan. 18, 2021
As Pandemic Worsens, Sonora Sheds More Formal Jobs
Since February, the state is down nearly 40,000 formal jobs, and likely thousands more informal jobs.
Jan. 18, 2021
UA Health Expert: Wear A Mask Even After Vaccine
Even people who’ve recovered from the coronavirus or already gotten the shot should keep taking precautions, according to an expert at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.
Jan. 17, 2021
Q&AZ: When Can Essential Workers Get Vaccines?
Essential workers are in the next batch of people eligible for COVID-19 vaccines in Arizona. Through our Q&AZ reporting project, a state employee wants to know when he will can finally sign up for an appointment.
Jan. 17, 2021
Q&AZ: Can Arizonans 65 And Older Get Vaccines Now?
A listener asked why Arizona is recommending COVID-19 vaccinations in Phase 1B for adults aged 75 and older, while the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and many other states are allowing those aged 65 and older to receive vaccines in Phase 1B.
What You Need To Know About Getting The Vaccine In Arizona
Jan. 17, 2021
Q&AZ: What You Need To Know About Getting The Vaccine
Coronavirus vaccines are in limited supply nationwide. Right now, vaccines are available only to prioritized populations. More people will be able to access vaccines as more doses are manufactured and shipped to states. KJZZ has been getting a lot of questions about the rollout of the vaccine in Arizona and how to access it. Here's what we know.
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Jan. 15, 2021
Health Department Says Arizonans With Appointments Will Get Vaccines
Some states are reporting they won’t receive as many doses of coronavirus vaccines from the federal government as they had expected in the coming weeks. Arizona's health director says she doesn't expect disruption to Arizona's vaccination efforts.
Jan. 15, 2021
Wuhan Study: 75% Of COVID-19 Patients Have Symptoms 6 Months Later
World Health Organization representatives are visiting Wuhan, China, to investigate COVID-19’s origins. But research in that city is already lending valuable detail to experts’ sketchy image of the disease’s long-term effects.
Jan. 15, 2021
Jimmy Eat World Prepares For Virtual Concert Series
Few bands that have come out of Arizona that have made their mark quite like Mesa music heroes Jimmy Eat World. Despite their success, lead singer Jim Adkins and the rest of the band still call the Valley home, and their latest endeavor highlights the city.
Jan. 15, 2021
Whats Behind 140,000 Jobs Lost In December
The federal government says the U.S. economy lost 140,000 jobs in December. And an analysis from the National Women’s Law Center finds that women accounted for all of those losses; the group says women lost 156,000 jobs in December, while men added 16,000.
Jan. 15, 2021
Restaurants In Mexico City Protest Against Lockdown
For almost a month, the restaurant industry in Mexico City has been under a second lockdown as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. And thousands of them decided to unite on a peaceful protest to push the authorities to be flexible, under the motto: “If we close, we die.”
Jan. 14, 2021
School Staff, Child Care Workers To Get Own Vaccine Sites
Maricopa County is planning to launch specialized points of dispensing or “PODs” just for K-12 school staff and child care workers.
Jan. 14, 2021

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