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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.


Funds, Options For Testing Available As Schools Reopen
Even as delta surges, Arizona law requires schools to resume in-person classes and bars them from mandating masks or vaccinations. But there is some good news, says Will Humble of the Arizona Public Health Association.
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Delta Variant In AZ Underlines Need For Caution
The more transmissible delta variant of COVID-19 has arrived in Arizona and could overtake the current dominant strain, alpha, in the next few weeks.
June 30, 2021
Jill Biden Calls On Arizonans To Get Vaccinated
First lady Jill Biden is asking Arizonans to get vaccinated. She stopped in Phoenix on Wednesday to highlight the need for higher COVID-19 immunization rates in the state.
June 30, 2021
City Hopes Cash, Prizes Will Boost Worker Vaccinations
The city of Phoenix is trying to get more employees vaccinated by offering more than $20,000 in cash and prizes.
June 30, 2021
AZ Man Opens Up About Asian Discrimination
Before the pandemic, Mohave Community College English instructor John Hansen had taught his classes primarily online, so when COVID-19 hit and classes shifted to virtual settings, Hansen wasn't nervous about teaching remotely. He was nervous about how his students would react when they saw him on camera on Zoom and realized he was Asian.
June 30, 2021
First Lady Will Visit Phoenix On COVID-19 Vaccine Tour
First lady Jill Biden is visiting Arizona on Wednesday. She and second gentleman Doug Emhoff will stop in Phoenix as part of a nationwide tour promoting COVID-19 vaccines.
June 29, 2021
Mexico Pushing For Reopening Of California-Baja California Border
Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador also praised the United States for its donation of 1.35 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which was almost completely used up to get the adult population of Baja California vaccinated.
June 28, 2021
AZ Health Experts Watch Delta Variant Closely
While life in our state might be getting back to normal, COVID-19 cases in Arizona have been ticking up. And public health professionals are watching a new variant of the virus closely: the Delta variant.
June 28, 2021
Young Adults Most Reluctant To Get COVID-19 Vaccines
Experts say a 70% to 90% vaccination rate is needed for herd immunity, especially as more infectious COVID-19 variants take hold. Yet shots-in-arms are stalling or falling off in many states, including Arizona. Now, a new CDC survey looks at the groups least likely to move the needle.
June 28, 2021
No Mask Requirement For K-12 May Be Dangerous For Younger Kids
Part of the Arizona state Senate’s amendments to the recently passed budget include preventing K-12 school boards from requiring COVID-19 vaccinations and masks.
June 28, 2021
NAU Has Updated Plans For In-Person Fall Semester
Northern Arizona University has announced updated plans for the fall 2021 semester, including full in-person staffing. Gov. Doug Ducey’s recent executive order, which affects all three state colleges, prevents the schools from requiring certain coronavirus mitigation measures.
June 27, 2021
Mexico OKs Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccines For Children 12 And Up
Mexico has approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use for children 12 and older. Mexico now joins a growing number of countries that have approved the vaccine for use in adolescents — including the United States.
June 25, 2021
Mexico: Vaccination Effort For Adults In Baja California Has Concluded
The effort appears to have used nearly all of the 1.35 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine that the United States had given to help vaccinate border residents.
June 25, 2021
Sonoran Families March To Demand School Reopening
The school year is almost over in neighboring Sonora, Mexico. But parents, teachers and students aren’t letting up on calls for schools to reopen after more than a year of virtual classes.
June 24, 2021
Loss Of Smell Due To COVID-19 Might Return Within A Year
Loss of smell emerged early on as a sign of possible COVID-19 infection. Now, a yearlong study of 97 people in the journal suggests smell may return within six months to a year.
June 24, 2021
When Will Phoenix Resume Full Bus Service?
For 15 months, bus riders in Phoenix have been boarding in the back where there is no system to collect fares. Since the pandemic began, drivers are supposed to visually check for bus passes as passengers enter through the rear door.
June 24, 2021
Sonora Implements Restrictions As COVID-19 Cases Rise
Coronavirus cases have been steadily increasing in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, for more than a month now. Nationwide, numbers also are beginning to tick up.
June 23, 2021
Scholars Document Impact Of COVID-19 In Public History Project
Mark Tebeau, a professor of history at Arizona State University, has been leading a collaborative, international effort to create a public history of the pandemic called "A Journal of the Plague Year: An Archive of COVID-19."
June 23, 2021
Indie Music Venues Frustrated Over COVID-19 Relief Program
Independent music venues across the country were among the first to shut down as a result of the pandemic, and now, they are among the last to reopen. The Save Our Stages Act, now known as the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program, was seen as the much needed aid owners had sought. But now that sigh of relief has turned to frustration.
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June 22, 2021
Sonoran Health Authorities Worry State Could Return To High-Risk
Several of the state's biggest municipalities, including Hermosillo and Cajeme, have already returned to high risk on the state's coronavirus scale.
June 21, 2021
Diné College Taking Part In Federal COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge
The Navajo Nation’s Diné College has joined the White House’s COVID College Challenge that’s part of President Joe Biden’s effort to reach a 70% nationwide vaccination goal by July 4.
June 21, 2021