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Arizona COVID-19 News

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.


CDC study shows the Pfizer vaccine is effective in kids 12-18
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a study showing the effectiveness of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in adolescents aged 12 to 18. The numbers are very promising.
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Balsz District Requiring Masks After Court Ruling
The governing board for the Balsz School District in Phoenix approved a mask requirement on Tuesday evening, likely making it the first Phoenix district to begin requiring masks after a court ruling this week cleared the way for these policies at public schools.
Sept. 29, 2021
COVID-19 Hospitalizations Slowing, AZ ICUs Still 92% Full
COVID-19 hospitalizations in Arizona are slowing after a summer surge, but the virus continues to strain health care resources in the state.
Sept. 29, 2021
CDC: Safety Of 2nd And 3rd COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Similar
Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration added seniors and people with high-COVID-19-risk jobs to the list of people approved for a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine. A new CDC report evaluates how third doses affected their predecessors: people with conditions that compromise their immune systems.
Sept. 29, 2021
University Workers Seeking Stricter COVID-19 Policies After Court Ruling
A Monday court ruling which declared some provisions packed into the state budget unconstitutional and voided the laws before they could take effect clears the way for Arizona public colleges and universities to mandate COVID-19 testing and vaccines if they wish.
Sept. 28, 2021
Will Ruling On School Mask Mandates Affect Tucson Districts Plans?
In a highly anticipated and highly controversial decision, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled Sept. 27 that a ban on mask mandates in K-12 schools — along with a host of other laws shoehorned into the state budget — is unconstitutional. For some, this revs up a legal fight. But for others, it aligns perfectly with plans that were already in place.
Sept. 28, 2021
Arizona Says Data Problem Reduced Report Of COVID-19 Cases
Arizona on Tuesday reported 1,123 additional confirmed COVID-19 case, a figure less than half the state's latest seven-day daily rolling average and one that state officials said was low because of a reporting problem.
Sept. 28, 2021
Bookers Positive Test, Anti-Vax Players Suggest Challenging Season
News that Devin Booker will miss the start of Phoenix Suns training camp because of a positive COVID-19 test, coupled with high-profile league players questioning the vaccine, suggest the NBA is still struggling to navigate a pandemic environment.
Sept. 28, 2021
UA Encouraged By Downtrend In Its COVID-19 Cases
University of Arizona President Robert Robbins is encouraged by a downtrend in COVID-19 cases among his campus community over the past two weeks which he credits to masks, social distancing and hand washing.
Sept. 27, 2021
CDC Says School Mask Mandates Work; Top Arizona Adviser Says Debate Is Not Beneficial
Arizona schools with mask requirements have been far less likely than schools without mask rules to have COVID-19 outbreaks, according to a report from the CDC. But the state's senior adviser on public health emergency preparedness says it doesn't benefit the public to debate the issue.
Arizona's Ban On School Mask Mandates Is Unconstitutional, Judge Rules
Sept. 27, 2021
Ban On School Mask Mandates Is Unconstitutional, Judge Rules
A judge ruled that a ban on public school mask mandates, as well as a variety of other laws shoehorned into the Arizona budget by Republican lawmakers, is unconstitutional.
More Arizona Education News
Sept. 27, 2021
Boas: Let Schools Make Own Decisions On COVID-19
The front page of the Sept. 26 edition of the Republic featured an editorial with the headline, "Gov. Ducey must stop handcuffing schools on COVID-19." In it, the editorial board urged the governor to allow districts that want to impose mask requirements to do so.
Sept. 27, 2021
Pima County Health Director Discusses AZ COVID-19 Trends
The law banning mask mandates is set to take effect on Wednesday, Sept. 29. This has some in our community alarmed as COVID-19 continues to move through student populations. At the same time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a new study on the effectiveness of mask wearing in schools.
Sept. 27, 2021
Arizona COVID-19 Deaths Nearly Double In 2 Weeks
The Arizona Department of Health Services added another 69 COVID-19-related deaths to the dashboard Saturday, as the pace of virus deaths has nearly doubled over the past two weeks.
Sept. 25, 2021
CDC Report On AZ Counties Shows Value Of Masks In Schools
Three CDC studies released Friday, including one focused on Maricopa and Pima counties, underscore the value of COVID-19 prevention strategies like universal masking in keeping schools open.
More Arizona COVID-19 News
Sept. 24, 2021
AZ Health Department: State Is Ready For Booster Shots
The federal government is recommending a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine for some Americans if they’re more than six months past their initial doses. The Arizona Department of Health Services says the state has plenty of doses of the Pfizer vaccine to accommodate Arizonans seeking booster shots.
Sept. 24, 2021
AZ Nurse Shortage Sidelines Non-COVID-19 Patient Transfers
An ongoing nursing shortage in Arizona will likely keep non-COVID-19 patients from quickly getting transferred to more equipped hospitals.
Sept. 24, 2021
Voucher Interest High Among Anti-Mask Parents
If you’re a parent in Arizona and your child’s school requires students to wear masks, Gov. Doug Ducey is offering $7,000 in federal COVID-19 relief funds to help you send your child elsewhere. Critics call it another example of Republicans trying to undermine public education.
More Arizona Education News
Sept. 24, 2021
Phoenix Needs More Workers Help Distribute Rent Relief
Phoenix is trying to hire more people to keep up with demand for utility and rent relief.
Sept. 23, 2021
Birds Like It When Humans Are On COVID-19 Lockdown
Reduced traffic caused by COVID-19 lockdowns made cities a little less noisy, a little less polluted and a little less hazardous to wildlife. Those conditions brought about a big bounce-back among birds common to the U.S. and Canada.
Sept. 23, 2021
Get The Shot And Get Free Admission At Phoenix Sporting Event
Phoenix is offering free admission to a popular sporting event to people who get vaccinated on-site.
Sept. 23, 2021