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.
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Sonora Implements Statewide Mask Mandate
A mask mandate is in effect in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, after the state Congress passed the measure earlier this month.
Nov. 20, 2020
ADHS Urges Responsible Thanksgiving Celebrations
Ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, the Arizona Department of Health Services reported a near-record number of COVID-19 tests. Public health officials say that receiving a negative test this week doesn't mean it's safe to travel next week, and urge the public to avoid Thanksgiving gatherings.
Nov. 20, 2020
AZ Mayors Demand More Action From Ducey As COVID-19 Soars
Gov. Ducey this week acknowledged Arizona is experiencing levels of COVID-19 spread not seen since summer, but announced no major policy changes. The mayors of Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff and Tolleson say Ducey needs to take more decisive action.
Nov. 20, 2020
Arizona Reports Over 4K New COVID-19 Cases For 2nd Day In A Row
Arizona on Friday reported over 4,000 additional known COVID-19 cases for the second day in a row as the coronavirus outbreak saw hospitalizations continue to increase. Maricopa County’s public health director says there has been an “extreme” increase in COVID-19 cases in the county.
Nov. 20, 2020
Arizona Unemployment Rate Increases To 8.0%
Arizona hit over 4,000 cases of COVID-19 in a single day both Thursday and Friday. Doug Walls, research administrator for the Office of Economic Opportunity, says it’s the rise in cases that is putting a dent in the state’s economic recovery.
Nov. 20, 2020
COVID-19 Drags Out Restoration Process For Inmates
When someone with a mental disability is arrested and winds up in federal court, their attorney has to reveal whether the person is competent to stand trial. The defendant must then go through analysis and restoration before even entering a plea. That can take a long time. The hard part is they have to wait it out in jail. It’s a slow process that’s been exacerbated by COVID-19.
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Nov. 20, 2020
Mexico Turns To Private Hospitals To Increase Coronavirus Care Capacity
As coronavirus cases rise, Mexico has turned to partnerships with private hospitals to increase its capacity to care for COVID-19 patients, especially those who are extremely ill.
Nov. 19, 2020
Former DHS Director: Too Late To Avoid Hospital COVID-19 Crisis In AZ
Arizona is quickly approaching the record-levels of COVID-19 cases set over the summer. The state reported 4,123 positive cases Thursday, the highest total since July 14.
Nov. 19, 2020
State Health Director Urges Arizonans To Fight Coronavirus Fatigue As Holiday Season Begins
Officials are calling on Gov. Doug Ducey and Dr. Cara Christ to do more regarding the pandemic as Arizona COVID-19 cases number almost 290,000. The Show spoke with Dr. Christ, and asked her why, if we learned so much about the virus over the summer, cases are spiking again.
Nov. 19, 2020
Arizona Hospitals Filling Up, Short On Staff As Patients Delay Care
Gov. Doug Ducey announced Nov. 18 that the state was setting aside $25 million to help hospitals deal with staffing issues, as Arizona’s COVID-19 cases continue to increase. Before the governor made his announcement, The Show spoke with Ann-Marie Alameddin, the president and CEO of the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association, about how Arizona hospitals are doing right now. Arizona's hospitals are seeing more COVID-19 patients in general, but also in the emergency room and the intensive care unit.
Nov. 19, 2020
Gov. Ducey Announces No New Changes In Arizona Policy Despite Rise In COVID-19 Cases
Gov. Doug Ducey announced no new changes in state policy at a COVID-19 pandemic briefing Wednesday, despite an acknowledgement from the Arizona Department of Health Services that all the metrics tracking the pandemic are headed in the wrong direction.
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Nov. 18, 2020
Kids Sports Are Causing Coronavirus Superspreader Events
As COVID-19 threatens to sideline college football and high school winter sports, new data shows a pattern of coronavirus spread beyond the sidelines – among friends and family in the stands.
Nov. 18, 2020
The Complex Coexistence Of Modern Times And Traditional Navajo Ways
The Navajo people have relied on medicine men for spiritual, psychological and physical wellness for centuries. But as Anthony Wallace reports, these ancient healers have been threatened by the pandemic. Now, they’re fighting for survival.
Nov. 18, 2020
As Cases Rise, AMLO Criticizes ‘Obligatory’ Measures
The statement came in response to a question about several states that have taken aggressive action to slow virus spread, including fines and jail time for not wearing masks.
Nov. 17, 2020
Navajos Have Trouble Accessing Hardship Assistance
Some Navajo are having trouble applying for the tribe’s hardship assistance program. Last month the Navajo president approved a plan to provide $49 million in CARES Act funds for emergency financial assistance during the pandemic. An enrolled member can receive up to $1,500.
Nov. 17, 2020
Study: 4 Unreported COVID-19 Cases For Every 1 Reported In Maricopa County
Earlier in the fall, the Maricopa County Department of Public Health partnered with ASU and the Mayo Clinic to test 260 people across the county for antibodies that cause COVID-19. They found that for every case reported to the county, as many as four cases were not.
Nov. 17, 2020
Ducey Reminds Arizonans To Mask Up
As Thanksgiving approaches, Gov. Doug Ducey released a video Monday on social media asking residents to continue social distancing and wearing masks.
Nov. 17, 2020
COVID-19 Continues To Challenge AZs School Accountability System
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it’s not clear if the state will be able to grade schools’ academic performances for this academic year in the same way it has in the past.
Nov. 16, 2020
Mexico Passes 1M Confirmed COVID-19 Cases
A top health official pushed back on the media's focus on the milestone, saying that it provides a limited view on the state of the pandemic.
Nov. 16, 2020
Graham, Gila, Coconino Counties Seeing Record Numbers Of COVID-19 Cases
As COVID-19 cases climb in Arizona, experts are warning the state could soon reach the level of spread seen over the summer. But Graham, Gila and Coconino counties have already surpassed summer peak levels.
Nov. 16, 2020

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