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

All death counts come from Health Services, with the exception of those from Greenlee County, which comes directly from its health department. Its death count is registered as “< 3” by AZDHS, but their health department provides a specific count.

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.

 

Daily Star: More Than 1,000 Students Missing From Schools
As many schools have gone virtual, and then in-person, and then virtual again over the last nine months, it’s made education difficult for a lot of kids and families in the state. But there is also a sizable group of students who have just gone missing as a result.
21 minutes ago
Tempe To Offer Housing Aid For COVID-19 Relief
The city of Tempe is offering nearly $2 million in new funding for emergency rent and mortgage assistance. The funds will help Tempe residents affected by COVID-19. Applicants who qualify may receive up to $10,000 or six months of payments.
Nov. 25, 2020
UA Professor: Travel-Related Testing Doesnt Really Make One Safe
Last week, Gov. Ducey announced he had ordered the Department of Health Services to work with airports on offering voluntary rapid COVID-19 testing. The Show spoke with Bonnie LaFleur, professor at University of Arizona, about whether or not airport testing can actually make a difference.
Nov. 25, 2020
Physicians Concerned Over Availability Of Equipment, Beds For COVID-19 Patients
The current surge in COVID-19 cases in Arizona has medical officials concerned about whether there will be enough health care workers and enough beds to care for people who develop the most serious symptoms.
Nov. 25, 2020
Banner Health Official: Please Be Cautious This Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is almost here and despite warnings from health officials, many Americans are still choosing to travel. That leaves Arizona hospital workers bracing for a possible surge in COVID-19 patients.
Nov. 25, 2020
Mesa, Scottsdale Districts Continuing In-Person Classes
A number of school districts are returning to distance learning in response to the jump in COVID-19 cases throughout the state. School officials with the Scottsdale Unified School District and Mesa Public Schools are among those opting to keep in-person classes going.
Nov. 24, 2020
Soccer Tournament In Phoenix Raises COVID-19 Concerns
Public health officials advise people to stay home for Thanksgiving. But some people are getting ready to travel to Arizona anyway. Not for the holiday, but for soccer.
Nov. 24, 2020
AZ Daily COVID-19 Cases Approach All-Time High
This month, Arizona has been processing more COVID-19 tests than ever before. The state has reported nearly 20,000 tests a day on average over the past week — surpassing the previous testing peak from early July.
Nov. 24, 2020
Businesses Adapt For Holiday Shopping As Pandemic Continues
Amazon is likely expecting sales to skyrocket. But this is also the time of year in the Valley when local retailers need to boost sales. And without a bevvy of local markets and festivals operating in the same ways they normally do, they are having to get creative.
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Nov. 24, 2020
Pima County Health Department Issues Voluntary Curfew For Residents
The Pima County Health Department has issued a voluntary curfew through the end of the year in response to substantial community spread of COVID-19. The county is asking individuals to observe the voluntary curfew daily between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.
Nov. 24, 2020
ASU Students Make Top 10 In Mask Design Challenge
A team of students at Arizona State University has made it to the top 10 in a worldwide mask design competition. The goal is to build a better face mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by making it comfortable, functional and affordable.
Nov. 24, 2020
Maricopa County Seeking Volunteers To Administer Vaccine
With more than 6,400 Arizona coronavirus deaths, and counting, Maricopa County is seeking medically certified volunteers to help administer vaccines when they become available.
Nov. 24, 2020
List Of Arizona Schools Returning To Distance Learning Due COVID-19 Grows
The number of schools returning to distance learning because of rising COVID-19 cases in the state continues to grow. The Apache Junction Unified School District joined this list on Monday.
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Nov. 23, 2020
Ducey Expects COVID-19 Vaccine In Arizona By December
Drugmakers Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca have all reported promising results from trials of COVID-19 vaccines. Gov. Ducey tweeted Monday that he’s optimistic the first doses of a vaccine will arrive to Arizona by mid-to-late December.
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Nov. 23, 2020
AZ Health Care Leaders Continue Pleas For Caution Ahead Of Thanksgiving
The Greater Phoenix Leadership Council's Health Sector Task Force released a video message this week warning that the state’s intensive care units are nearing capacity as COVID-19 infections reach levels not seen since summer.
Nov. 23, 2020
Official: COVID-19 Spread In Tucson Area At All-Time High
Pima County’s seven-day average is 439 cases a day, a significant jump from from mid-October when the county's daily rolling average was just 59 cases, which was still too high, but manageable for public health workers, Cullen said.
Nov. 23, 2020
COVID-19 Infections Continue To Soar On Navajo Nation
The Navajo Nation was hard-hit with COVID-19 cases early in the pandemic. But recent cases have far surpassed the reservation’s spring peak. A record 383 new cases were reported Sunday.
Nov. 23, 2020
Hospitals Projected To Be Overwhelmed By Mid-December
An Arizona State University model projects the state hospital system will be overwhelmed by mid-December. Will Humble, former director of the Department of Health Services, and he says there’s nothing left to do but take drastic measures.
Nov. 23, 2020
Navajo Nation Breaks COVID-19 Case Record
Health officials said Friday broke a record for the Navajo Nation: 351 new cases, and five more deaths, pushing the total case count on the Navajo Reservation well above 14,000.
Nov. 22, 2020
Skiing Is Back, But With Masks And Social Distancing
Arizona Snowbowl is officially open for the winter ski season. Because of the pandemic, though, the Flagstaff ski resort will be operating differently this year.
Nov. 21, 2020
ADHS Emergency Measure Reinforces Mask Mandate At AZ Schools
Gov. Ducey’s executive order had required school districts and charters to develop and implement policies that require face masks for all staff and students under the age of 5. The new measure adds contractors and visitors to this list and includes an enforcement provision.
Nov. 20, 2020

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