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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.


Vaccinated AZ State Lawmaker Tests Positive For COVID-19
A vaccinated Arizona state lawmaker announced Tuesday that he has tested positive for COVID-19.
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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
Mexico Set To Reopen Schools Nationwide In August
Mexico’s president is promising that in-person classes will begin in the fall despite the fact that coronavirus cases are on the rise.
July 19, 2021
Half Of U.K. COVID-19 Hospital Cases See Complications
Suspected pandemic-related hospitalizations have reached a four-month high in Arizona. Now, a new study in the journal The Lancet finds one in two people who are hospitalized with severe COVID-19 develop complications.
July 19, 2021
AZ Woman Blames Misinformation For Fathers Death
President Biden on Friday blamed social media for “killing people,” saying those entities need to do more to remove disinformation about coronavirus vaccines from their platforms and that the “only pandemic we have is among the unvaccinated.”
July 19, 2021
4-Day Run Of 1,000+ New COVID-19 Cases Broken Sunday
After four straight days of reporting 1,000 or more new COVID-19 cases, Arizona health officials are reporting 980 new cases on Sunday. The four-day stretch of 1,000-plus cases is the longest since March 2 through 7, according to Arizona health officials.
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July 18, 2021
AZ Sees 4th-Straight Day Of 1,000+ COVID-19 Cases
Saturday marks Arizona’s fourth straight day of more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases, as COVID-related hospitalizations continue to increase. COVID-19’s highly contagious delta variant is now the dominant variant in Arizona.
July 17, 2021
AZ Construction Employment Close To Pre-Pandemic Levels
The Associated General Contractors of America said employment in June remained below the pre-pandemic peak in Arizona and 38 other states.
July 16, 2021
Phoenix Delays Full Return To Workplace Plan
Phoenix has postponed its return to workplace plans due to a rising COVID-19 community transmission rate.
July 16, 2021
Two AZ Districts Respond To Ducey Letters Saying Quarantine Policies Violate Law
The Arizona Governor’s Office sent two letters to Peoria Unified School District and Catalina Foothills School District, informing them that their quarantine policies for unvaccinated students were breaking the law.
July 15, 2021
COVID-19 Relief Money And Tax Cuts: Treasury Pushes Back On Brnovich
Lawyers for the U.S. Treasury are asking a federal judge to throw out state Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s bid that Congress can't keep Arizona from using any of its COVID-19 relief dollars to cut taxes for businesses and individuals.
July 15, 2021
Maricopa County Courts Expand Access To Facilities
Starting next week, the restrictions that began 15 months ago for some courts in Maricopa County are ending. This also includes Superior Court and probation department offices.
July 14, 2021
New COVID-19 Infections Hit 4-Month High In AZ
The Arizona Department of Health Services said Wednesday's update was especially high because of reporting delays over the past few days. But the seven-day average for new cases has been steadily rising in Arizona.
July 14, 2021
Former Biden Advisor Explains What Went Wrong With U.S. Pandemic Response
Arizona and the rest of the U.S. continue to deal with the effects of COVID-19 as concerns grow about the power of the delta variant. But the availability and effectiveness of vaccines make our current circumstances dramatically different from 16 months ago.
July 14, 2021