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 outbreak in Arizona at the Department of Health Services's website

Click on each circle to get county case counts and other case data, as well as a link to that county's health department or COVID-19 website.

To get testing data, click on the county you're interested in when its boundary is highlighted. The information provided here is current through the date shown in the legend in the top right corner.

 

A custodian at Yavapai Regional Medical Center in Prescott was arrested on suspicion of stealing close to $1,700 worth of personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies from the hospital.
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‘Remain In Mexico’ Hearings, Visa Interviews Further Delayed
After President Trump acknowledged that the country won’t return to normal by Easter, Homeland Security announced it would further delay hearings for asylum seekers waiting in Mexico under the “Remain In Mexico” program, and extend closures of visa offices across the country.
April 1, 2020
How Officers Protect And Serve During Coronavirus
The coronavirus has created a new reality for law enforcement. Sworn to “protect and serve,” officers must now protect themselves in ways they never trained for, all while still protecting the citizens and communities they serve.
April 1, 2020
How Teachers, Students Are Tackling Transition To Online Classes
Kindergarten through 12th grade students have been stuck at home the past two weeks after in-person classes were postponed and then canceled for the rest of the semester. But many returned to their studies this week from home. But the transition hasn’t been easy for teachers, students and parents.
April 1, 2020
How Will Coronavirus Impact Current High School Students?
The Arizona Board of Education approved an emergency rule Tuesday saying school districts and charter schools could not prevent high school seniors from graduating simply because the state has shut down schools for the rest of this school year. But there are still lots of questions.
April 1, 2020
Piper Trust Grants ASU $2M To Bolster Coronavirus Preparedness
With testing supplies and other coronavirus equipment stretched thin, Arizona State University has shifted resources to help bridge key gaps. Soon those efforts will receive a much-needed shot in the arm.
April 1, 2020
Immigrant Rights Groups Launch #HopeCantBeQuarantined Campaign
Nearly 40,000 immigrants sit in detention centers across the country, and there is a small but growing number who’ve tested positive for the coronavirus. Rights groups are asking for help reaching out to them. In March, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement banned social visits to further slow the virus’s spread.
April 1, 2020
AZ Schools Can Issue Diplomas, Credits To High School Seniors
The Arizona State Board of Education unanimously passed on Tuesday an emergency rule that will allow the state's estimated 86,000 high school seniors to receive a diploma or academic credit despite school closures through the end of the school year.
List Of Free Educational Resources For AZ Students, Teachers
March 31, 2020
AG: Law Enforcement Can Enforce Emergency Measures
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich issued an opinion Tuesday affirming law enforcement’s authority to enforce emergency declarations. The decision comes a day after Gov. Doug Ducey issued a statewide stay-at-home order to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
March 31, 2020
Correctional Officers: We Cant Wear PPE At Work
Arizona correctional officers say they are not allowed to wear protective masks at work despite growing fears of the coronavirus potentially entering state prisons.
March 31, 2020
Honeywell Hiring 500 Positions To Make N95 Masks
The manufacturer Honeywell says it’s creating a new production line to make N95 masks at its Phoenix plant and will need 500 new workers.
March 31, 2020
Mexico Declares State Of Emergency As Pandemic Escalates
In Mexico, the COVID-19 pandemic curve is growing exponentially, with over a thousand cases. As a result, the government is declaring a state of emergency.
March 31, 2020
A Few Things People In Phoenix Can Do To Help During The Pandemic
Right now, with everything being dominated by the coronavirus, we can all feel a little helpless. Luckily, there are ways you can help from the comfort of your home — or maybe your car.
March 31, 2020
Crafty Chica: Crafting During Coronavirus
If you’re stuck at home right now and running out of ways to occupy yourself — and Netflix is getting old — it might be time to find a creative outlet. The Show spoke to artist Kathy Cano-Murillo, aka the Crafty Chica, about others can get started crafting.
March 31, 2020
Avondale Parks To Shut Down Due To Coronavirus Concerns
The city of Avondale will join several other Valley cities when it closes off playgrounds, courts and fields starting the morning of April 1. The Show spoke with Bryan Hughes, the interim parks director for the city of Avondale, about what facilities will be closed and how the closures will be enforced.
March 31, 2020
Law Professor: Immigrant Detention Is A Coronavirus Petri Dish
A federal judge in Los Angeles is giving the Trump administration one week to justify keeping some 7,000 immigrant children in detention facilities across the U.S. Evelyn Cruz is a law professor in the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU and director of its immigration clinic.
March 31, 2020
Navajo President Extends Casino, School Closures
The president of the Navajo Nation has extended an order for casinos and schools to remain closed through the end of April. The tribe has 148 positive cases of the coronavirus and five confirmed deaths as of Tuesday.
March 31, 2020
Points Of View: Cooperation During Disasters
As the number of American COVID-19 cases continues to rise, health officials and government authorities have asked people to practice social distancing through measures such as avoiding crowded locations and staying six feet apart from another person. However, when disasters hit, can we expect people to step up and do their part?
March 31, 2020
AZ Ban On Non-Essential Surgeries Will Not Include Abortions
Abortions will remain available in Arizona despite Gov. Doug Ducey's executive order halting all "non-essential or elective" surgeries. On Tuesday, Bryan Howard, president of Planned Parenthood told Capitol Media Services the language in the document effectively "deputizes the healthcare provider to make a determination in each case.''
March 31, 2020
What Happens To Intellectually Disabled People If Medical Care Is Rationed?
What happens to intellectually disabled people if medical care is rationed because of COVID-19? Are they pushed the end of the list or perhaps they're moved to the front? The Show spoke to Phoenix author and journalist Amy Silverman about this possibility.
March 31, 2020
Phoenix Officials Optimistic About Getting More Protective Masks, Supplies
The Show's Mark Brodie speaks to KJZZ Reporter Christina Estes about how Phoenix is trying to prepare for a peak in coronavirus cases.
March 31, 2020

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