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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.


San Carlos, Guaymas Pandemic Closures Contrast With Previous Measures
While enforcement appears to be more lax, one San Carlos business owner says his establishment and others will voluntarily comply with the stricter rules.
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Arizona Doctors Slam School Mask Requirement Ban
Arizona lawmakers are banning most of the state’s K-12 schools from requiring students or staff to wear masks. But as COVID-19 cases rise in the state, some doctors are speaking out, saying the rule puts Arizona children at risk.
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July 7, 2021
NBA Bubble Provided Petri Dish For Studying COVID-19
As the Suns vie for the NBA championship, some researchers are using last season’s bubble to better understand how coronavirus spreads — and to find out how well CDC guidelines worked.
July 7, 2021
Navajo Nation Lifts Some COVID-19 Restrictions On Reservation
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez signed legislation Tuesday to rescind an order that closed the reservation to outside visitors. It lifts several COVID-19 restrictions that will allow tribal parks to reopen at 50% capacity with safety protocols in place as early as Thursday and also allow schools to eventually reopen under a required safety plan.
July 7, 2021
UA College of Medicine-Phoenix Students Possibly Exposed To COVID-19
The University of Arizona’s College of Medicine in Phoenix has informed students and staff they may have been exposed to COVID-19 during an orientation event last week. In a Monday email, the college said a vaccinated individual became symptomatic during new student orientation last week and later tested positive for COVID.
July 6, 2021
Arizonas Vaccination Rate Is Still Below Average. The States GOP Politics May Play A Role
President Biden set a goal that 70% of American adults would have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by the Fourth of July. About 20 states reached that target. Arizona fell short. And the state’s politics are likely playing a role in its vaccination efforts.
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July 6, 2021
Infected Arizonans Wont Know Which COVID-19 Variant They Have
For Arizonans who test positive for COVID-19, it may not be possible to find out which variant is responsible.
July 5, 2021
1 In Every 400 Arizonans Has Now Died From COVID-19
Nearly 18,000 Arizonans have died since the start of the pandemic, and experts believe the number is likely an undercount. Only five states have lost a larger share of their populations to the disease.
July 5, 2021
Temporary Site To Provide Relief For Homeless People
Phoenix plans to add a temporary structure to provide heat relief for people living on the streets, but some leaders are disappointed with the timetable.
July 5, 2021
Orchestral Maneuvers Could Hold Secret To Lowering COVID-19 Risk
As musicians return to in-person concerts, bands and orchestras must protect themselves from virus-laden aerosols that could be expelled while playing some instruments. A new airflow study proposes some unusual arrangements.
July 5, 2021
UA Expert Recommends Students Get Vaccinated Against COVID
Now that schools are no longer required to mandate mask wearing, Dr. Shad Marvasti recommends parents get their children who are 12 or older vaccinated to protect them from COVID-19.
July 5, 2021
Convention Center Hosts First Big Event Since Shutdown
After over a year of inactivity, the Phoenix Convention Center has returned to hosting large-scale events. The center is often used for conferences and expositions, but this weekend, the spirit of competition returned to Phoenix in the form of the Volleyball Festival International Championships.
July 3, 2021
Pima County Closes Vaccination Sites As Rate Nears 70%
Pima County is phasing out mass COVID-19 vaccination sites as the county’s vaccination rate nears 70%. County officials said that the vaccination rate for those 65 and older is 93%.
July 3, 2021
In Nogales, Maquiladora Industry Provides Space For Vaccination Effort
The effort to vaccinate Mexican border residents continues. Another 27,000 doses recently arrived for the Sonoran border city of Agua Prieta.
July 2, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccines Rolled Out In Sonora, Mexico
Health officials in Mexico are beginning to administer a coronavirus vaccine to people in the neighboring state of Sonora.
July 1, 2021
As Delta Variant Spreads, Doctor Urges Vaccination
The highly infectious form of COVID-19 known as the delta variant is quickly becoming more dominant in Arizona. And health care workers are already seeing its impact.
July 1, 2021
Delta Variant In AZ Underlines Need For Caution
The more transmissible delta variant of COVID-19 has arrived in Arizona and could overtake the current dominant strain, alpha, in the next few weeks.
June 30, 2021
Jill Biden Calls On Arizonans To Get Vaccinated
First lady Jill Biden is asking Arizonans to get vaccinated. She stopped in Phoenix on Wednesday to highlight the need for higher COVID-19 immunization rates in the state.
June 30, 2021
City Hopes Cash, Prizes Will Boost Worker Vaccinations
The city of Phoenix is trying to get more employees vaccinated by offering more than $20,000 in cash and prizes.
June 30, 2021
AZ Man Opens Up About Asian Discrimination
Before the pandemic, Mohave Community College English instructor John Hansen had taught his classes primarily online, so when COVID-19 hit and classes shifted to virtual settings, Hansen wasn't nervous about teaching remotely. He was nervous about how his students would react when they saw him on camera on Zoom and realized he was Asian.
June 30, 2021
First Lady Will Visit Phoenix On COVID-19 Vaccine Tour
First lady Jill Biden is visiting Arizona on Wednesday. She and second gentleman Doug Emhoff will stop in Phoenix as part of a nationwide tour promoting COVID-19 vaccines.
June 29, 2021