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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.


NAU Launches Vaccine Incentive Program For Students
Under a new state law, Arizona public universities are prohibited from requiring students to get a COVID-19 vaccine. But Northern Arizona University is hoping to motivate students to get them by offering prizes as a part of its new Jacks are Vaxxed incentive program.
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Valleywise Health: Rise In Virus Cases Alarming
For an eighth straight day, Arizona health officials are reporting over 1,000 new daily coronavirus cases — 1,441 on July 26. As we’re seeing cases go up, hospitalizations are going up as well.
July 26, 2021
Arizona: More Than 1K New COVID-19 Cases For 7th Day In A Row
Health officials in Arizona on Sunday reported 1,508 new COVID-19 cases and one additional death. It marked the seventh consecutive day with at least 1,000 cases, the longest such streak since early March.
July 25, 2021
Arizona Governor Renews Vaccination Push As Virus Cases Rise
As COVID-19 case numbers continue to climb in Arizona, the governor on Friday reiterated calls for people to get vaccinated but also maintained it was a personal choice.
July 24, 2021
Should Kids Under 12 Go To School In Person?
Arizona students are heading back to school as concerns grow over rising COVID-19 cases and the Delta variant. Through KJZZ's Q&AZ project, one listener asked what infectious disease experts recommend for children not old enough to get a vaccine: remote or in-person classes?
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July 24, 2021
Boys & Girls Club Branch Closes Due To Virus Outbreak
A north Phoenix branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs has closed its doors for the rest of July after seeing a drastic increase in positive COVID-19 cases. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale is reporting more than 30 positive cases among staff and club members as of Friday morning.
July 23, 2021
Great Resignation: 2 Arizonans On Why They Left
It’s being called the "Great Resignation." Millions of people are quitting their jobs amid the pandemic — and especially as life begins to return to some form of normal in the United States. So, what’s driving them — some of them — at least? To find out, The Show spoke with Brigid Trainor and Marisa Jo Mayes.
July 23, 2021
Editor-In-Chief Of Science Journals Calls For College Vaccination Mandates
The editor-in-chief of one of the world's premier lines of science journals this week stepped out from behind the desk to call for colleges and universities to require coronavirus vaccines — and to call out Arizona State University by name.
July 23, 2021
Sonora Hits 400 Daily Coronavirus Cases For First Time In 6 Months
Neighboring Sonora, Mexico, reported 400 new coronavirus cases Thursday, the highest daily count in more than six months. Authorities are calling for increased caution, especially among the unvaccinated.
July 22, 2021
AZ COVID-19 Hospitalizations Up; Patients Mostly Unvaccinated
Arizona hospital leaders are increasingly concerned as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to increase across the state. The number of Arizonans in hospital intensive care units with COVID-19 has climbed nearly 30% just since last week.
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July 22, 2021
Report: AZ Hotels Expected To Be Down 11,000 Jobs In 21
While leisure travel is rebounding, the hotel industry says nearly 500,000 jobs will not return by year’s end.
July 22, 2021
Hoffman Hits Back At Law Prohibiting Mask, Vaccine Rules
School is back in session this week for some students in the Valley — and more are starting soon. It’s sparking debates over just how schools should keep students and staff safe as COVID-19 cases rise across the state.
July 22, 2021
Unchecked, COVID-19 Could Spawn Variant Current Vaccines Cant Stop
COVID-19 case rates are accelerating as Arizona enters its third surge, with the seven-day trailing average now topping 1,000 cases per day. "If you look at the numbers, they are rising rapidly — not just in Arizona, but in many states in the country," said Joshua LaBaer, director of ASU's Biodesign Institute, in a press briefing Wednesday.
July 22, 2021
Chandler Families Weigh Mask Options On First Day Of School
Tarwater Elementary School was abuzz on Wednesday morning as parents ushered their students to class for the first day of the 2021-22 academic year.
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July 22, 2021
Christ: School Quarantine Policies OK In Some Cases
The state's top health official said Tuesday that schools should be able to quarantine unvaccinated students and keep them out of class in at least some cases where they have been exposed to COVID-19. Dr. Cara Christ still believes schools are the best place for children.
July 21, 2021
State Health Director Concerned With COVID-19 Delta Variant Rise
COVID-19 cases around the state continue to number near or exceeding 1,000 cases in this latest spike. This comes as schools prepare to re-open in August and as life throughout the state returns to normal with concerts, sports and more.
July 21, 2021
COVID-19 Top Of Mind As Chandler District Starts School
Chandler Unified School District students and teachers are going back to school on Wednesday. Here's what they can expect.
July 20, 2021
2 AZ School Districts, Ducey At Odds Over COVID-19 Quarantine Policy
In a letter to Kaitlin Harrier, the governor's education policy adviser, attorneys from the Catalina Foothills School District and the Peoria Unified School District say the schools are within their legal rights to to keep unvaccinated students who have been exposed to confirmed cases of COVID-19 out of school for up to two weeks.
July 20, 2021
Major Journal Retracts Childrens Face Mask Study
The current COVID-19 surge highlights the value of masks and vaccines. But research that falsely casts doubt on such protections sometimes still makes it into print. Recently, America's oldest and most widely cited journal of pediatrics retracted one such paper.
July 19, 2021
This Could Be Another Big One: Experts Predict Third Wave In AZ
Medical experts say there’s now no question Arizona is seeing an upward trend in COVID-19 infections. Arizona is now averaging more than 1,000 cases per day, more than double last month's numbers.
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July 19, 2021
AZ Health Expert: Rise In COVID-19 Cases Concerning
Health officials are growing concerned as the delta variant is causing cases to increase again, even though vaccines have been available for months.
July 19, 2021