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.


Report: AZ Hospitals Could Be Overwhelmed In Weeks
A team that models the coronavirus data says Arizona hospitals will be in dire straits very soon if current infection trends continue. In the summer, Arizona could get help from out-of-state medical professionals, but as most states see their infection numbers surge, that help probably won’t be available this time.
6 hours ago
Navajo Health Director Tapped For Biden COVID-19 Advisory Board
President Elect Joe Biden has named Navajo Nation Public Health Director Dr. Jill Jim to his administration’s coronavirus advisory board.
Nov. 29, 2020
Researchers Call For Three-Week Stay-Home Order
As coronavirus cases surge throughout the state, university researchers are recommending a three-week stay-home order.
Nov. 28, 2020
AZ Health Department Encourages Vigilance As COVID-19 Surges
Dr. Cara Christ, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, is imploring Arizonans to remain vigilant against the spread of the pathogen as another wave of coronavirus appears to be hitting the state.
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Nov. 28, 2020
Sonoran Leaders: New Map Will Help Reduce COVID-19 Cases Statewide
In neighboring Sonora, Mexico, leaders are publishing a new map to provide information about the level of COVID-19 risk in each of its 12 most populated municipalities.
Nov. 27, 2020
6th AZ State Lawmaker Tests Positive For COVID-19
A sixth member of the Arizona Legislature has confirmed he tested positive for COVID-19. Rep. Andrés Cano, a Democrat, announced on social media Wednesday that he is not symptomatic and is in isolation.
Nov. 27, 2020
Nine Months Into Pandemic, How Are AZ Kids Doing?
We’re roughly nine months into the coronavirus pandemic and the impact on children will likely be felt for years to come. So, how kids are coping with COVID?
Nov. 27, 2020
Q&AZ: Do Grocery Workers Have To Tell Customers To Mask Up?
Masks still offer the first line of defense against the spread of COVID-19. One listener through our Q&AZ project wanted to know if current regulations require Mesa grocery store employees to inform unmasked customers about mask mandates.
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Nov. 26, 2020
Tempe To Offer Free COVID-19 Testing After Thanksgiving
With coronavirus cases surging and travelers mingling with others, Tempe and ASU are offering free COVID-19 saliva tests after the holiday.
Nov. 26, 2020
Arizona Stops Some Transfers Of Patients From Other States
With Arizona hospitals admitting increasing numbers of COVID-19 patients, state health officials said Wednesday that they suspended some transfers of patients from other states.
Nov. 26, 2020
Flagstaff Increases COVID-19 Restrictions In Wake Of Surge
Flagstaff will impose new restrictions on travel and services due to a surge in COVID-19 cases. The city will return to phase 2 restrictions beginning Nov. 30.
Nov. 25, 2020
Worst COVID-19 Wave Yet Looms Over Thanksgiving Holiday
As Arizonans prepare for Thanksgiving, the state faces a coronavirus surge as high as the Fourth of July. But with Gov. Ducey declining to close bars or issue a statewide mask mandate, experts fear this wave will hit harder.
Physicians Concerned Over Availability Of Equipment, Beds
Nov. 25, 2020
People With Disabilities In Group Settings Will Have To Quarantine If They Leave
With the holidays right around the corner, older adults and people with disabilities living in congregate settings are being asked to stay put or face a 14-day quarantine.
Nov. 25, 2020
COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Could Start By Mid-December In Mexico
With drugmakers reporting promising results from trials of COVID-19 vaccines, leaders in Mexico say they expect the first doses to arrive in the country next month.
Nov. 25, 2020
CDC Warns Against Travel To Mexico As COVID-19 Cases Rise
The CDC has issued a red, level 4 advisory — its highest-level warning — against travel to Mexico. People who become infected with COVID-19 while traveling could be required to isolate or prevented from returning to the United States as scheduled.
Nov. 25, 2020
Tempe To Offer Housing Aid For COVID-19 Relief
The city of Tempe is offering nearly $2 million in new funding for emergency rent and mortgage assistance. The funds will help Tempe residents affected by COVID-19. Applicants who qualify may receive up to $10,000 or six months of payments.
Nov. 25, 2020
UA Professor: Travel-Related Testing Doesnt Really Make One Safe
Last week, Gov. Ducey announced he had ordered the Department of Health Services to work with airports on offering voluntary rapid COVID-19 testing. The Show spoke with Bonnie LaFleur, professor at University of Arizona, about whether or not airport testing can actually make a difference.
Nov. 25, 2020
Physicians Concerned Over Availability Of Equipment, Beds For COVID-19 Patients
The current surge in COVID-19 cases in Arizona has medical officials concerned about whether there will be enough health care workers and enough beds to care for people who develop the most serious symptoms.
Nov. 25, 2020
Banner Health Official: Please Be Cautious This Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is almost here and despite warnings from health officials, many Americans are still choosing to travel. That leaves Arizona hospital workers bracing for a possible surge in COVID-19 patients.
Nov. 25, 2020
Mesa, Scottsdale Districts Continuing In-Person Classes
A number of school districts are returning to distance learning in response to the jump in COVID-19 cases throughout the state. School officials with the Scottsdale Unified School District and Mesa Public Schools are among those opting to keep in-person classes going.
Nov. 24, 2020
Soccer Tournament In Phoenix Raises COVID-19 Concerns
Public health officials advise people to stay home for Thanksgiving. But some people are getting ready to travel to Arizona anyway. Not for the holiday, but for soccer.
Nov. 24, 2020