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 La Paz, Graham, Santa Cruz and Greenlee counties, which come directly from their respective health departments. The first three have death counts registered as “< 3” by AZDHS, but the county health departments provide a specific count. The state currently has no deaths logged for Greenlee, but the county is reporting one death.

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-U.S. Imports And Exports Fall Almost 50%
Mexico is the United States’ main trading partner. But trade between both countries has been seriously impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, as imports and exports dropped historically.
1 hour ago
In First Week of New Normal, 4 Employees Test Positive At Sonora Ford Plant
The cases come the first week of the "new normal" Mexico, during which several sectors recently deemed essential were allowed to gradually reopen even as the coronavirus quickly spreads.
June 5, 2020
White Mountain Apache Tribe Struggling With COVID-19
The White Mountain Apache Tribe in eastern Arizona is still struggling with the coronavirus. The tribe has more than 800 positive cases out of 16,000 tribal members.
June 5, 2020
Comfort Foods In The Time Of Coronavirus
Food can really bring you back to a place and make you feel at home with memories. A lot of Philadelphia natives in the Valley felt the same way when they heard the Philly Pretzel Factory was reopening in Goodyear. That includes Phoenix New Times's food critic and friend of The Show, Chris Malloy.
June 5, 2020
Arizona Surpasses 1,000 Deaths From COVID-19
In a grim milestone, Arizona has now seen more than 1,000 deaths from COVID-19. Positive cases of the virus have continued to climb since the governor began to reopen the state in mid-May.
June 5, 2020
ASU, NAU Share Details On Reopening Plans For The Fall Semester
Northern Arizona University students will start the fall semester on Aug. 12, earlier than usual and end before Thanksgiving. Arizona State University employees will be required to take and report their temperatures every work day.
June 5, 2020
Protests In Mexico After Construction Worker Dies In Police Custody
In the United States, thousands have been rallying after the death of George Floyd. And on Thursday, hundreds in Mexico protested in the city of Guadalajara after a civilian allegedly was beaten to death in police custody a month ago.
June 5, 2020
Phoenix Makes The Shortlist For Republican National Convention
Plans to hold the Republican National Convention in North Carolina have fallen through, and Phoenix is now on the short list of potential new locations. But a Democratic state lawmaker has concerns.
June 5, 2020
The Fixture Zone: Manufacturing During The COVID-19 Crisis
Gov. Ducey dropped his statewide stay-at-home order mandate in mid-May, encouraging Arizonans to reopen business and support economic recovery. The Fixture Zone, a Valley-based company, began a new manufacturing line. Now that the state has reopened, the company is still manufacturing new products.
June 5, 2020
CMS Releases Names Of Nursing Homes Coronavirus Numbers
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid have released the names of nursing homes that provided information about their coronavirus status. It turns out, some facilities reported zero cases, while others had dozens.
June 4, 2020
Some Student Loans Helped By CARES Act
The CARES Act includes provisions to help borrowers pay back their federal student loans, such as automatically suspending both principal and interest payments through September. But, while that applies to the majority of federal student loans, it doesn’t include all of them.
June 4, 2020
How Health Care Workers Mental Health Is Being Affected
Health care workers have been praised throughout the coronavirus pandemic for working on the frontlines. But it’s not easy on them — including when it comes to their mental health. Psychologist Melissa Flint with Midwestern University has been treating some of those health care workers.
June 4, 2020
Experts Believe Curbing COVID-19 Spread Still Possible
As the state continues reopening, Arizona's COVID-19 cases continue to rise. The statewide total now stands at 22,753 cases with 530 more reported by the state June 4. The Show spoke with two experts who have been closely monitoring the trend, and who hope mitigation is still possible.
June 4, 2020
AARP Director: AZ Has Done Nothing To Address Concerns
Nearly 1,000 people have died from COVID-19 in Arizona. Many of those deaths occurred in long-term care facilities. While some families might soon learn the names of facilities with confirmed COVID-19 cases, many more will not.
June 4, 2020
When Will Families Be Able To Visit Loved Ones In Long-Term Care?
More than two months have passed since Arizona’s long-term care facilities went into lock down due to the coronavirus. At the same time, many of the COVID-19 deaths have occurred in those same facilities. But it could be some time before families can hold their loved one’s hand again.
June 4, 2020
Protests, Reopened Businesses May Lead To COVID-19 Spike
Arizona’s former health director is concerned that recent protests and gatherings will contribute to new outbreaks of COVID-19. Will Humble says that the state had already been seeing an increase in cases 10 days after Gov. Doug Ducey’s stay-at-home order expired.
June 4, 2020
Banner Offers Virtual Appointments For COVID-19 Patients
COVID-19 patients at Banner Health’s 28 acute care facilities will be able to meet with doctors virtually through new telemedicine technology. In late March, Banner Health unveiled technology for ambulatory patients who needed to visit with a doctor but feared exposure in a medical facility.
June 4, 2020
Superintendents Staying Flexible On Plans For School Year
With Arizona on track to mark 1,000 or more coronavirus-related deaths this week, schools must figure out if it’s possible to bring back students and staff safely. The state's released guidelines on how districts could accomplish that, but its ultimately up to each of them to decide for themselves what's best for the students and parents they serve.
June 4, 2020
Navajo Nation Stymied By Coronavirus Aid Restrictions
The Navajo Nation has the highest coronavirus infection rate per capita in the country. Congress passed an aid package that means $600 million in relief funds for the tribe. But what the law requires isn’t necessarily what the Navajo people need.
Navajo Nation Lifts Weekend Curfew
June 4, 2020
Lawmakers Want Answers About Eviction Prevention Plan
In March, Arizona set up a program to help cover rent for people who have lost income due to the pandemic. About 11,000 have applied for relief but most have not received anything. Now, some state legislators want answers from the housing department.
June 3, 2020
Glendale Helping Low-income Families With Bills, Evictions
Glendale officials expect a spike in evictions because of the coronavirus pandemic. They also expect homeowners will face a number of challenges this summer.
June 3, 2020

Pages