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.

 

Unemployed Arizonans Call For Additional Federal Aid
Congress is at an impasse over the federal government’s next coronavirus relief package. But the extra $600 per week in unemployment payments provided by the CARES Act expired at the end of July, and many jobless Arizonans say they need help now.
5 hours ago
Navajo Nation Casinos Announce Layoffs
Four casinos operated by the Navajo Nation will remain closed through at least Aug. 16. Even though they’ve been closed since March, the casinos had been using cash reserves to pay employees. Now more than 1,000 are facing layoffs and furloughs.
Aug. 3, 2020
Chandler Libraries Offering Service To Help Students Distance Learn
Many Chandler students are starting school remotely this week, and the Chandler Public Library is launching a new service to help them.
Aug. 3, 2020
Sonora Surpasses 20,000 Coronavirus Cases
Health officials in neighboring Sonora, Mexico announced Saturday night that the state has now surpassed 20,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus.
Aug. 2, 2020
Yuma County Tribes Use Messaging, Testing To Beat Back COVID-19 Amid Surge
The coronavirus pandemic poses a devastating threat to smaller tribes. That very real possibility is on minds of tribal and state leadership across the country. The small tribes in Yuma County say with consistent messaging and a prepared health facility they have so far avoided the worst of it.
Aug. 2, 2020
Ruben Gallego Blasts Fellow Congressmans COVID Behavior
Arizona Democrat Ruben Gallego is blasting a fellow House member, Texas Republican Louie Gohmert, for refusing to wear a mask and social distance prior to testing positive for COVID-19.
Aug. 2, 2020
U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva Tests Positive For COVID-19
U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva has tested positive for COVID-19, he announced on Saturday. He is the first member of Arizona’s congressional delegation to test positive.
Aug. 1, 2020
Former Arizona Health Director Says Gyms Can Safely Reopen
There’s no reason to keep gyms closed if they comply with COVID-19 safety protocols, said Arizona’s former health director. The statement will be used at a Monday hearing in Maricopa County Superior Court on the lawsuit by Mountainside Fitness.
Aug. 1, 2020
Why Is The Peso Stronger Despite The Pandemic?
The coronavirus pandemic is bringing with it a severe, historic downfall in the world’s economy. Mexico is no exception, but its currency, the peso, has become stronger.
July 31, 2020
Arizona Misses July COVID-19 Test Processing Goal
Weeks ago, Gov. Ducey announced funding to acquire new test processing equipment for Sonora Quest. The goal was for the laboratory to process 35,000 tests per day by the end of July and 60,000 per day by the end of August.
July 31, 2020
ASU Getting Ready To Welcome Students For Fall Semester
Arizona State University’s fall semester is less than a month away, but some aspects of college life will be adjusted during the COVID-19 pandemic. ASU President Michael Crow said the school is planning to welcome back students with hundreds of academic events, most of which will be virtual.
July 31, 2020
The Time Is Now: Rocky Point Opens Beaches
Visitors to the beach town of Rocky Point in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, will finally be able to get back in the water Saturday, Aug. 1, as the town reopens beaches for the first time in more than four months.
July 31, 2020
Arizona Theatre Company Sees Canceled Season As An Opportunity
The Arizona Theatre Company announced it’s going to delay its next season of main stage performances until 2021. It’s a harsh reality for the nonprofit theater company. But Sean Daniels, Arizona Theatre Company's artistic director, says it’s also given them an opportunity to expand their reach in new ways.
July 31, 2020
AZs Long-Term Employment Projections Show Positive Growth
Despite COVID-19’s disruption to the economy, long-term employment projections for Arizona remain positive. Doug Walls, with Arizona's Office of Economic Opportunity, says all 15 state counties are forecast to gain jobs through 2028, led by Maricopa County.
July 31, 2020
COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations Continue Decline In Arizona
Key metrics for tracking the spread of the coronavirus in Arizona continue to trend in the right direction, Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday.
July 30, 2020
ASU Requiring COVID-19 Tests For Students Moving Into Dorms
Arizona State University announced Thursday that it will require students to be tested, and cleared, for COVID-19 before moving into their dorm. The new testing requirement will help minimize the spread of COVID-19 within its campus community, University Provost Mark Searle said
July 30, 2020
UA Taking Phased Approach On In-Person Classes In Fall Semester
The University of Arizona's return to in-person classes this fall will be staggered, President Robert Robbins said in his Thursday weekly briefing. For the first week of the semester — which starts on Aug. 24 — in-person classes will be limited to areas such as medical courses, research labs, fine arts and performing arts studios.
July 30, 2020
‘Anything Helps’: Chandler Offers Safety Grants To Businesses
Chandler has awarded $30,000 to help local businesses cover the cost of personal protective equipment and the city has another $170,000 earmarked for the coronavirus grant program.
July 30, 2020
Mexico Plans To Make Medicine Free And Centralize Their Distribution
After facing criticism for cutting costs in the health care system, the Mexican president is launching a groundbreaking strategy. And part of the plan involves a future coronavirus vaccine and more supplies bought from the U.S.
July 30, 2020
Congress Urged To Offer More Aid For Those Hurt By Pandemic
The latest national economic numbers were released July 30, and they are terrible. On the bright side, nearly everyone watching for those figures expected the dramatic downturn, and some presumed they would be worse. On the side of reality, though, is the fact the COVID-19 pandemic has crushed many aspects of the U.S. economy.
July 30, 2020
Pima Health Department Warns Against Early Reopening For Schools
While the rate of new coronavirus cases has slowed some, Arizona remains a hot spot. This has only sustained tensions about when and how students should return to school this fall. In Pima County, the health department says it’s unsafe to return to face-to-face learning in Tucson.
July 30, 2020

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