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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.


CDC study shows the Pfizer vaccine is effective in kids 12-18
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a study showing the effectiveness of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in adolescents aged 12 to 18. The numbers are very promising.
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Phoenix Quarantine Hotel Sees Surge Of Homeless Guests
One community that’s been a challenge to protect throughout the pandemic is the homeless population in the Phoenix area. It’s grown over the last18 months, and people on the streets are often more vulnerable to serious complications from COVID-19 due to preexisting conditions or substance abuse disorders.
Sept. 15, 2021
Half Of Arizonas Population Is Now Fully Vaccinated For COVID-19
Ten months after the first COVID-19 vaccines were administered in Arizona, half of the state’s population is fully vaccinated. Medical experts believe a large majority of the population will need to be immunized to bring the virus under control.
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Sept. 14, 2021
How Bidens Vaccine Mandates Could Shrink Immunization Gap
Late last week, President Joe Biden announced sweeping vaccine mandates for federal workers, federal contractors and workers at companies with more than 100 employees. It’s being met with mixed political reaction here in the state, but in Maricopa County, those mandates could help close the gap with at least some of the population.
Sept. 14, 2021
Phoenix Livestock Store Keeps Selling Out Of Ivermectin
With a fourth wave of infections, more Americans are turning to ivermectin, a cheap drug used to kill worms and other parasites in humans and animals. Amy Jonson, vice president of the Western Ranchman, said her Phoenix feed and farm supply store is regularly selling out of ivermectin.
Sept. 14, 2021
COVID-19 Cases In Sonora Decreasing After 3rd Wave
Neighboring Sonora, Mexico, may finally be at the tail end of what’s been called its third wave of COVID-19 as cases steadily fall.
Sept. 13, 2021
Health Expert: AZ COVID-19 Cases Slightly Leveling Off
It looks like COVID-19 cases are leveling off slightly in Arizona.
Sept. 13, 2021
Judge Hears Arguments Over Arizona Mask Mandate Ban
The attorney for a coalition of educators, school board members, child welfare advocates and others warned a judge Monday that children could die if she does not void a legislative ban on schools requiring students to be masked.
Sept. 13, 2021
Nursing Homes Underreported Early Impact Of COVID-19
An early 2020 gap in federal reporting requirements likely caused officials to miss tens of thousands of U.S. COVID-19 cases and deaths. A new study attempts to fill in that blank.
Sept. 13, 2021
2,000+ COVID-19 Patients In Inpatient Beds For 12th Straight Day
Arizona Department of Health Services reported 2,765 new COVID-19 cases and 6 additional deaths on Sunday, continuing a surge that began in July.
Sept. 12, 2021
Arizona Public Health Doctor: Bidens Vaccine Mandate A Step In The Right Direction
Attorneys who specialize in labor law say the decision by President Biden that large employers must have all workers vaccinated is well within the power of the federal government. And companies that listen to the Republicans and ignore the requirement could find themselves facing stiff fines.
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Sept. 12, 2021
New Poll Shows Majority Of AZ Voters Are For Mask Mandates
A recent poll found 59% of likely voters surveyed were against a new law that bans mask mandates.
Sept. 10, 2021
Homeless Health Organization Reports High COVID-19 Caseload Among Patients
Arizona is still reporting thousands of new COVID-19 infections each day and Arizonans experiencing homelessness are among those becoming ill.
Sept. 9, 2021
Ducey Vows To Push Back On New Vaccine Requirements
President Biden plans to require many U.S. employers to mandate COVID-19 vaccines or regular tests for workers. Gov. Doug Ducey is calling the plan big government overreach.
Sept. 9, 2021
WATCH: Biden Outlines COVID-19 Strategy
President Joe Biden outlined a new "six-pronged" strategy to combat rising coronavirus cases across the country. His remarks come as a surge of new COVID-19 cases has led to rising numbers of hospitalizations and deaths in many states.
Ducey Vows To Push Back As Biden Announces Vaccine Requirements
Sept. 9, 2021
Mu COVID-19 Variant Now Present in Arizona
Coronavirus case rates have been accelerating since mid-June, driven in part by the dominant and more contagious delta variant. Now, a new strain has reared its head in the state.
Sept. 8, 2021
Unvaccinated Arizonans Remain Large Majority Of The States COVID-19 Hospitalizations
While thousands of vaccinated Arizonans have now had breakthrough cases of COVID-19, it’s still very rare for vaccinated people to need hospitalization, medical experts say.
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Sept. 8, 2021
Health Experts Concerned As New COVID-19 Mu Variant Emerges
The delta variant of COVID-19 continues its forceful spread as a highly contagious virus. And as if that wasn’t enough, scientists are learning more about the mu variant — which is likely to have its origins in South America.
Sept. 8, 2021
Pima Supervisors OK Financial Disincentives For Unvaccinated County Employees
In a 4-1 vote, the Pima County Board of Supervisors approved several financial disincentives in order to encourage county employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Sept. 8, 2021
Arizona Unemployment Benefit Ends With Hopes Of Incentivizing Return To Work
Arizona is one of 26 states that halted the expanded unemployment benefit last Friday that workers have been receiving since the pandemic began. The reason is to incentivize a return to work. Of those 26 states, 25 have Republican governors.
Lawsuit Argues Ducey Violated Arizona Law In Cutting Benefits
Sept. 8, 2021
Why AZ Bookstores May Need Kindness And Patience
Bookstores across Arizona are bracing for an uncertain fall and holiday season as the publishing industry gets pummeled by the pandemic and labor shortages.
Sept. 7, 2021