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.

 

State To Start Vaccinating Arizonans 55 Years And Older
Starting Tuesday at noon, the Arizona Department of Health Services will open approximately 50,000 appointments at the State Farm and Phoenix Municipal stadiums for later this week for Arizonans ages 55 and older.
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An Arizona Nurse, Chaplain Talk About What Its Like To Watch People Die From COVID-19
Dying in an age of COVID-19 has changed. Before, family and friends could gather around their loved one as they said their goodbyes. Now, it might be a stranger who sits at the bedside. Here's what it's like to hold the hand of someone in their final moments — and what we can hopefully learn.
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Feb. 18, 2021
Mexico Denounces Inequitable Vaccine Distribution At UN
Mexican officials complained about inequality in global COVID-19 vaccine distribution during a United Nations meeting Wednesday. They want more to be done to ensure that all countries have access to the vaccine.
Feb. 18, 2021
Yuma-Area Border Authorities See More Migrant Children
The Border Patrol says it has apprehended more than twice as many young migrant children in its Yuma Sector since Jan. 1 as it did at the start of 2019.
Feb. 18, 2021
City OKs Millions More For Homeless Services
Two weeks after approving a zoning request for more shelter beds, Phoenix is now devoting millions more for homeless services. Central Arizona Shelter Services, the state's largest shelter, says the money will add 275 beds by summer and help bring on more case managers.
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Feb. 17, 2021
COVID-19 Variant Case Rates Low But Steady In AZ
With just over 313,000 Arizonans fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the state has a lot of ground to cover before it reaches the millions needed for herd immunity. But a more transmissible coronavirus variant might just move the goalposts.
Feb. 17, 2021
AZ Surpasses 800,000 COVID-19 Cases, 15,000 Deaths
Our state has now recorded more than 800,000 total positive cases and more than 15,000 total deaths. Total cases and deaths in Arizona doubled just since mid-December.
Feb. 17, 2021
Weather Delays Arizonas Vaccine Shipments
Extreme weather in other parts of the country is impacting Arizona’s COVID-19 vaccine supply. According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, there's been a delay in this week’s shipment of doses.
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Feb. 17, 2021
EspecialSon Videos Help Special Education Students
Since in-person classes were halted in Mexico last March, distance learning for most students has been through lessons broadcast on TV or the radio. That’s been hard for many reasons, and particularly challenging for some students in special education. So a group of special education teachers started making videos to help students and their families until in-person classes can resume.
Feb. 17, 2021
ASU Planning For In-Person Classes For Fall Semester
For the fall semester, students can expect instruction will be delivered by faculty in-person, on campus as part of Learning Mode 1, the university announced on Monday. Under this stage, face coverings, physical distancing, COVID testing and daily health checks will still be required.
Feb. 16, 2021
As Vaccination Restarts, Sonora Now At Moderate Coronavirus Risk
Elderly residents in rural parts of the state are being prioritized for doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, and a delayed shipment of Pfizer's is expected to be administered to front-line health care workers this week.
Feb. 16, 2021
The List Of Vaccine Locations In Arizona Is Growing
Two months after the first COVID-19 vaccines were administered in Arizona, about one in eight people in the state has had at least one shot. More Arizonans this week became eligible to get a vaccine. There are also now more locations offering vaccines in Arizona.
Feb. 16, 2021
Clinic CEO: Using Web, Phone, Text To Sign Up Patients To Vaccinate
Clinica La Familia operates seven locations around the Valley, and has been offering the COVID-19 vaccine since December. The Show spoke with its CEO, Rodrigo San Martin, for more about how much traffic his facilities are seeing.
Feb. 16, 2021
Why AZ Schools Need A Year Off From State Letter Grades
Gov. Doug Ducey signed a law Feb. 15 suspending letter grades for Arizona public schools for the current school year. Students will be tested this spring, but there will be no letter grade for schools.
Feb. 16, 2021
The Ethical Dilemma Of Offering A Financial Incentive For Getting Vaccinated
In an effort to safely return city of Phoenix operations to maximum functionality, the city manager is offering a $75 bonus for all city employees who provide proof of vaccination. However, the idea of offering a cash incentive of any sort for vaccinations has some observers worried about a slippery slope.
Feb. 16, 2021
Clinic Creates On-Call Waitlist So Vaccine Doses Arent Wasted
In an effort to prevent COVID-19 vaccine doses from going to waste, some Arizona clinics have implemented a vaccination on-call waitlist. These clinics call people on their waitlists and once a person receives a call, they have an hour to get to the site.
Feb. 16, 2021
Q&AZ: What Is The Ben And Catherine Ivy Foundation?
The Ben and Catherine Ivy Foundation has donated $1 million to the COVID-19 Vaccination Site at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, as well as over $5 million to the Arizona Coronavirus Relief Fund. Through KJZZ's Q&AZ reporting project, one listener asked: Who are Ben and Catherine Ivy, and what is the Ivy Foundation?
Feb. 16, 2021
Events Like Arizona SciTech Festival Are Going Virtual
The onset of the coronavirus pandemic brought festivals and other large in-person gatherings to a screeching halt. A wave of cancellations and postponements followed, with no end in sight. But after nearly a year, many of these events have adapted and found new life in the virtual world, including the Arizona SciTech Festival.
Feb. 16, 2021
Nursing Homes Restricted Visitors Almost A Year Ago. Where Are Things Now?
In less than a month, the country will reach yet another COVID-19 anniversary, the day the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid directed nursing homes to restrict visitors. Despite efforts to keep the virus out, long term care facilities were hit hard by the virus and many residents died. And many more are still at high risk.
Feb. 15, 2021
UA Preparing To Bring More Students Back To Campus
The University of Arizona is preparing to start more in-person classes next week now that COVID-19 cases are trending downward in Pima County and the state. Starting next Monday, the U of A will allow classes of 50 students or fewer to meet in-person as part of Stage 2 of its re-entry plan.
Feb. 15, 2021
Pandemic Has Brought Host Of Challenges For Flight Attendants
On his first day in office, President Joe Biden implemented a federal mask mandate on commercial airlines — something the Trump administration at the time failed to implement.
Feb. 15, 2021

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