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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.

 

Lowell Observatory reopens to the public next month
After closing its doors 20 months ago due to COVID-19 concerns, Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff will reopen for general admission on Nov. 15.
Phoenix Needs More Workers Help Distribute Rent Relief
Phoenix is trying to hire more people to keep up with demand for utility and rent relief.
Sept. 23, 2021
Birds Like It When Humans Are On COVID-19 Lockdown
Reduced traffic caused by COVID-19 lockdowns made cities a little less noisy, a little less polluted and a little less hazardous to wildlife. Those conditions brought about a big bounce-back among birds common to the U.S. and Canada.
Sept. 23, 2021
Get The Shot And Get Free Admission At Phoenix Sporting Event
Phoenix is offering free admission to a popular sporting event to people who get vaccinated on-site.
Sept. 23, 2021
Banner Health Sees Downward Trend In COVID-19 Hospitalizations
Banner Health is starting to see some positive signs on the COVID-19 front.
Sept. 23, 2021
300 Youth Vaccinated In San Luis Rio Colorado
Mexico has not yet opened up its COVID-19 vaccination program to anyone under 18. But a group of minors in a Sonoran border town received their first doses this week as part of a binational vaccination effort.
Sept. 23, 2021
Experts Say AZ Should Report More Breakthrough COVID-19 Data
The pandemic has brought a sometimes overwhelming amount of medical data into our lives. But Arizona publishes less information on its COVID-19 data dashboard than many other states do, and experts say a few key changes could provide a valuable public service.
Arizona Hospitals Brace For Flu Season As COVID-19 Cases Remain High
Sept. 23, 2021
AZ Hospitals Brace For Flu Season As COVID-19 Cases Remain High
COVID-19 hospitalizations in Arizona appear to be leveling off. But fall is officially here, and hospital leaders worry seasonal illnesses will strain the state’s health care system.
Sept. 22, 2021
Phoenix To Offer $100 Gift Cards To Get COVID-19 Vaccine
Phoenix will test a new incentive to boost COVID-19 vaccination rates. On Tuesday, the City Council approved a pilot program to fund up to a thousand gift cards worth $100 each.
Sept. 22, 2021
1,000 Phoenix Families To Get $1,000 Monthly Stipends
The Phoenix City Council approved a $12 million financial assistance program to provide monthly stipends to families for 12 months. The money comes from the federal American Rescue Plan Act.
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Sept. 21, 2021
Pediatrician Hopeful Kids Will Soon Be Eligible For Pfizer
After a trial showed the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is safe for kids ages 5 to 11 and generates a robust antibody response among them, a doctor with Phoenix Children’s Hospital is hopeful that the FDA will green light it later this year.
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Sept. 21, 2021
Survey: Unvaccinated In AZ Havent Changed Their Minds
A new survey shows that despite efforts made by the state health department and local and federal governments over the last six months, many unvaccinated Arizonans are still unwilling to get the shot.
Sept. 21, 2021
Phoenix, Tempe Host COVID-19 Testing, Vaccine Events
In an effort to boost immunization rates, Phoenix is adding vaccines to its COVID-19 testing vans and Tempe has scheduled four more testing and vaccination events through the rest of September.
Sept. 21, 2021
FDA Rejects Widespread COVID-19 Booster
Late last week, an FDA panel rejected a proposal to give booster shots to the general public. But it is expected to recommend a third dose for vulnerable adults — including those 65 and older. And now, Pfizer is announcing its vaccine has proven safe and effective in children aged 5 to 11.
Sept. 20, 2021
TGen Is Studying Long COVID-19 In Youths
Many questions remain about long COVID – especially in young people, who now make up around 30% of new COVID-19 cases. Phoenix-based TGen will try to answer some of them as part of a $470 million National Institutes of Health study.
Sept. 20, 2021
Why Some Nursing Homes Have More Vaccinated Staff
Throughout the pandemic, nursing homes have struggled to get staff to fully accept vaccinations. That’s especially troubling given residents’ extreme vulnerability to coronavirus infection. But are some facilities worse than others and, if so, why?
Sept. 20, 2021
The CDC Says This Arizona County Is 99.9% Fully Vaccinated
Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that Santa Cruz County, which borders Mexico, has vaccinated 99.9% of its 18+ population. County officials put that number around 90%.
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Sept. 18, 2021
CDC Says Moderna Vaccines Protect Better Against Hospitalization
All three of the FDA-approved or authorized coronavirus vaccines protect against developing serious COVID-19 cases requiring hospitalization. But which offers the best protection? New CDC research tries to answer that question.
Sept. 17, 2021
Health Expert Has Doubts About COVID-19 Boosters For All Adults
A CDC advisory committee that sets policy for U.S. vaccinations campaigns is set meet on Wednesday to debate who, exactly, should get boosters. Will Humble, Arizona Public Health Association executive director, says he doubts the shots will be endorsed for all adults.
Sept. 17, 2021
Tucson Reports High Vaccination Rate As Mandate Faces Challenges
Tucson is looking for other ways to encourage city employees to get immunized for COVID-19 while its vaccine mandate faces legal challenges.
Sept. 16, 2021
Banner Reports Ivermectin Poisonings, Hospitalizations
Banner Health’s poison control center saw 10 cases of ivermectin poisoning in August, some requiring hospitalization. Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Marjorie Bessel said the parasite medicine is in clinical trials to learn its value in treating high-risk COVID-19 cases.
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Sept. 16, 2021

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