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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.


Pima County reporting an increase in COVID-19 cases
In the last two weeks, 47 states have reported increases in COVID-19 hospitalizations, including almost 400 new hospitalizations in Arizona. Pima County has also seen an uptick in cases, says county health director Theresa Cullen.
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AZ Senate advances bill to bar COVID vaccine requirements for public schools
State lawmakers are moving to permanently bar health officials from requiring students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend public schools.
March 24, 2022
 COVID-19 conditions improve in Arizona
Arizona’s COVID-19 outbreak continues to show signs of dramatic improvement. The latest numbers from Arizona’s health department show the state has been averaging about 650 COVID-19 cases per day recently — the lowest average since last July.
March 23, 2022
COVID-19 reveals, deepens mental, physical and educational crises among young people
Troubling trends in education, physical health and mental well-being among young people predate COVID-19. But the pandemic’s disruptions of daily routines, emotional support networks and vaccination rates have raised those concerns to crisis levels.
March 23, 2022
Funds running out for COVID tests for uninsured patients
After Tuesday, the federal government will stop reimbursing providers for COVID-19 tests performed for patients who don’t have health insurance.
March 22, 2022
All of Sonora now at low coronavirus risk
That comes as all Mexican states achieve the same status for the first time during the pandemic.
March 21, 2022
Nursing homes had until March 15 to get staff vaccinated. Howd they do?
Earlier this year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid said nursing home staff would have to get vaccinated by March 15. That deadline applied to 24 states including Arizona.
March 21, 2022
Masks not required at Phoenix facilities; emergency declaration stays
For two years, council meetings and other important city meetings have been held virtually, not in person. Appointments are still required to do business at City Hall and the Calvin Goode municipal building downtown but masks have not been required at city facilities since Feb. 28. That’s when Maricopa County dropped to moderate transmission levels.
March 21, 2022
Arizona car insurance rates are rising after COVID
As if spiraling gas prices weren’t enough, motorists across Arizona and the nation are paying more for auto insurance as repair costs and more crowded roads push premium rates higher.
March 20, 2022
Survey finds disconnect between employers, employees
The so-called “Great Resignation” could transition to the “Great Retention” if employers address gaps between their perceptions and employee realities, according to the University of Phoenix Career Institute.
March 18, 2022
Arts businesses rebound as patrons worry less about the pandemic
Deep into the first quarter of 2022, many businesses connected to the arts have seen a financial boost from patrons who feel the worst of the pandemic is behind us.
More Arizona arts + entertainment news
March 18, 2022
Public health expert optimistic about lull in COVID-19 cases
For many of us, COVID-19 has faded into the background. Masks are off, indoor spaces are packed. But is the roller coaster ride really over?
March 16, 2022
Crazy, scary and sad: Arizona students on what its been like being a kid through the pandemic
KJZZ interviewed six students across Arizona to learn about what life has been like for them since March 2020. They said the past two years have been a tumultuous time academically and personally. But the students say the past two years have also taught them life lessons about perseverance and gratitude.
More Arizona education news
March 16, 2022
COVID vaccination coverage higher in urban U.S. counties — except in AZ
A CDC study of COVID-19 vaccination rates shows the nationwide gap between urban and rural areas more than doubled in the past year, with urban counties beating rural counties everywhere — except in Arizona.
More Arizona Science Desk news
March 15, 2022
Some pandemic-era workplace changes are here to stay
As COVID-19 cases decline, some jobs are considering sending workers back to the office. But they’ve been here before, with plans to have employees back at their desks, only to have to scrap them as new variants emerged and cases surged.
March 14, 2022
UA will lift mask requirements in most places
With COVID-19 case rates dropping, University of Arizona is follow the CDC's guidance for masks in counties with low and medium case levels.
March 14, 2022
Study: Even mild COVID-19 can cause brain to shrink in size
A new study by a team of researchers in the U.K. found that even mild cases of COVID-19 can affect the brain. They looked at brain changes in people between the ages of 51 and 81.
March 14, 2022
Theres so many people who have lost so much: Arizonas COVID-19 death rate is 2nd-highest in U.S.
Two years since the start of the pandemic, at least one in every 263 people in Arizona has died from COVID-19. According to the CDC, that’s the second-highest death rate of any state, behind Mississippi. Some say those numbers point to policy failures.
March 9, 2022
Arizonans memorialize loved ones lost to COVID-19
Arizonans impacted by COVID-19 came together Monday to remember the tens of thousands of people who have died from the virus in the state over the past two years.
March 8, 2022
Nearly all of Sonora now at low coronavirus risk
Cases have now declined for six consecutive months, and weekly deaths are at their lowest since last June.
March 7, 2022
Pima County lifts mask mandate for government buildings
Masks will now be recommended but not required in most Pima County government buildings. The change is due to the rapidly dropping COVID case counts in Pima County.
March 7, 2022