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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.


Lowell Observatory reopens to the public next month
After closing its doors 20 months ago due to COVID-19 concerns, Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff will reopen for general admission on Nov. 15.
Booster shots drive uptick in demand for vaccines in AZ
About half of doses administered in Maricopa County recently were booster shots. Meanwhile, county data shows demand for first doses has slowed.
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Oct. 12, 2021
Q&AZ: Which cultural institutions require vaccinations?
Through our Q&AZ Project, a listener asked: What are the mask and vaccination requirements for Phoenix cultural institutions like the Phoenix Symphony, Arizona Opera, Ballet Arizona and the Phoenix Art Museum?
Oct. 11, 2021
AZDHS reports 2,300+ COVID-19 cases, but third wave is slowing
Arizona on Saturday reported more than 2,300 additional COVID-19 cases on Saturday, but virus-based metrics are slowing down from the peak of the recent third wave.
Oct. 9, 2021
Tempe is loosening vaccine requirement for concerts and outdoor events
The Tempe City Council is loosening requirements to attend concerts at the Tempe Center for the Arts and large outdoor events.
Oct. 9, 2021
Pfizer seeks emergency authorization for COVID-19 vaccine for kids 5-11
Pfizer is seeking emergency U.S. authorization for its COVID-19 vaccination for kids between the ages of 5 and 11. Dr. Shad Marvasti with the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix says if the vaccine is approved, it will be a game changer.
Oct. 8, 2021
Ducey rejects federal warning that hes misspending COVID-19 funds
Gov. Doug Ducey told the Arizona Republic he has “no plan” to alter two school grant programs that U.S. Treasury Department officials say violate federal spending rules.
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Oct. 7, 2021
Some hotels say parks policy is costing them business
Nineteen months into the pandemic, Phoenix is the only Arizona city that does not allow out of state teams to play at city-owned sports facilities.
Oct. 7, 2021
Pandemic shortages affect funeral homes, cemeteries
The pandemic has led to supply struggles for almost every industry. That is no different for funeral homes and cemeteries. The troubles with supply chains and higher demands for burials has led to problems for those who had to plan funerals during the pandemic.
Oct. 6, 2021
Arizona hospitals are busier than ever
Hospital ICU beds in the state were 94% full as of this week, an all-time high for the pandemic. There are also more emergency department beds in use now than there were during the pandemic’s winter peak.
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Oct. 6, 2021
Treasury Department says Arizona must stop COVID-19 grants for schools without mask mandates
The U.S. Treasury Department ordered Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey to stop using federal COVID-19 relief funds to pay for two school grant programs that discourage public schools from issuing mask mandates.
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Oct. 5, 2021
Hotels around AZ lost millions of revenue due to pandemic
Hotels in both Phoenix and Arizona as a whole have lost hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue because of the pandemic.
Oct. 5, 2021
A tight labor market means companies are offering higher pay, more perks for employees
Nearly 90% of companies have added employee perks since the pandemic began, according to Robert Half’s 2022 Salary Guide. The annual report lists compensation for more than 500 positions across various industries.
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Oct. 5, 2021
Mesa program offers financial help to struggling homeowners
Mesa homeowners struggling to pay their mortgages may find relief through a foreclosure prevention program.
Oct. 4, 2021
Live Nation venues now require proof of COVID-19 vaccine, test
Live Nation-operated venues in Phoenix require vaccinations or a negative COVID-19 test to attend concerts and events. The company owns many venues in the state, such as the Van Buren, Arizona Federal Theatre and Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix.
Oct. 4, 2021
UA president holding off on mandating COVID-19 vaccines
A September court ruling opened the door for Arizona public colleges and universities to require COVID-19 vaccinations. The state has filed an appeal, and University of Arizona President Robert Robbins said he wants to wait until the matter is settled before deciding what to do next.
Oct. 4, 2021
Clinical trials for COVID-19 pills are underway in Arizona
Initial results from trials of a new Merck COVID-19 treatment are showing promise, and other, similar pills, could also be on the way.
Oct. 4, 2021
Experts still cant agree on the origins of COVID-19
As the world approaches two years since the first case of COVID-19 appeared in a Wuhan, China market, scientists still cannot say where the coronavirus originated. Science magazine recently convened four experts to hash out the leading hypotheses.
Oct. 4, 2021
Arizona Supreme Court to consider case blocking school mask ban
The Arizona Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear an appeal of a lower court ruling that found new laws banning schools from requiring masks and a series of other measures were unconstitutional.
Oct. 2, 2021
Scammers got nearly 30% of Arizona COVID-19 unemployment pay
Scammers were able to pocket nearly 30% of the $16 billion in unemployment insurance payments sent out by Arizona since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the director of the state agency overseeing the program said Thursday.
Oct. 1, 2021
20,000 Arizonans have died from COVID-19
Arizona has reached another sad milestone in the pandemic. 20,000 Arizonans have now died from COVID-19. More than 1,000 Arizonans died from COVID-19 just in the month of September. That's nearly double the number lost in August.
Oct. 1, 2021