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.

 

Health Department Closes Venue After Videos Show Crowded Concert
After a downtown Phoenix venue held a crowded concert, the state’s health department ordered the business to close. But critics wonder how the party happened in the first place.
5 hours ago
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
WATCH: Biden COVID-19 Remarks
President-elect Joe Biden is set to deliver remarks in which he will "outline his vaccination and economic rescue legislative package." Biden has long said that the most recent coronavirus relief legislation did not go far enough in delivering critical help, and that a new package would be a top priority for his incoming administration.
Jan. 14, 2021
AZ Tops Study Of COVID-19 Pediatric Hospitalization Rates
Amid an uncontrolled pandemic, the decision to hold or cancel in-person K-12 classes hinges in part on early evidence that children face less risk from COVID-19. But research shows they are far from immune.
Jan. 14, 2021
Why Long-Term Care Struggles To Get Residents, Staff Vaccinated
Residents and staff at long term care facilities — who were included in the first group of those to get COVID-19 vaccines — are still in the process of getting their shots. And while progress is being made, there is still a long way to go before everyone in this high-risk group is protected.
Jan. 14, 2021
Vaccinations Ramp Up Statewide While Testing Drops, ICUs Near Capacity
As Maricopa County and others move into Phase 1B of vaccine distribution here, more Arizonans are able to schedule COVID-19 appointments to get their shots. But the light at the end of the tunnel is, for now, eclipsed by the still skyrocketing numbers of new infections in our state.
Jan. 14, 2021
Zoppe Family Circus Brings Socially Distanced Performances To Arizona
The circus is coming to Tucson this weekend, and the Zoppe Family Circus has made some adjustments to accommodate COVID-19 protocols. The Zoppes decided the best way to keep the show going was to adapt to a drive-in model.
Jan. 14, 2021
AZ Attempts Unprecedented Mass Vaccination Plan As Virus Surges
How will we get enough people vaccinated to stop the pandemic? It’s a major logistical question. One strategy states are turning to is mass vaccination. In Arizona, that’s now happening around the clock at an NFL stadium.
Health Leaders: Arizona Will Face Triage Conditions Within 'Days Or Weeks'
Jan. 14, 2021
Arizona To Open Second Stadium For Vaccine Distribution
All the January appointments for COVID-19 vaccines at the State Farm Stadium site have been filled. But Gov. Doug Ducey and the state Department of Health Services are launching a second state vaccination site.
Jan. 14, 2021
Rate Of Positive COVID-19 Tests Tops 40% In State
On the heels of Arizona’s record COVID-19 deaths, the state’s positivity rate for coronavirus tests has reached an alarming high.
Jan. 13, 2021
Mexico: U.S. Must Provide COVID-19 Vaccine To Mexican Workers
Mexican leaders said Wednesday that the U.S. must ensure Mexican workers in the United States have access to the coronavirus vaccine regardless of their immigration status. Not to do so would violate a free trade agreement implemented last year.
Jan. 13, 2021
Leaders: AZ Will Face Triage Conditions Within Days Or Weeks
Leaders of five major medical systems Wednesday warned that, unless coronavirus spread in the state is brought under control, hospitals will have to institute Crisis Standards of Care within “days or weeks.”
Jan. 13, 2021
Sonoran Health Care Workers Receive First Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccine
Early Wednesday morning, health care workers in the Sonoran capital Hermosillo became the first people in the state to receive doses of the coronavirus vaccine.
Jan. 13, 2021

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