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

The number of cases in each county are represented by the yellow circles currently shown. On the right, select "Deaths" to display the number of people who have died in each county with red circles. The county-level and state test totals include both PCR and serological test counts.

Click on each circle to get additional information, as well as a link to that county's health department or COVID-19 website. To get testing or death rate data, click on the county when its boundary is highlighted. All information provided here is current through the date shown in the legend in the top right corner and in each pop-up window.

 

AZ To Receive Nearly 324K Vaccines Doses By Next Week
Arizona is set to receive nearly 324,000 vaccine doses next week, higher than the amount allocated the previous week, about 255,000.
Q&AZ: What Is The Ben And Catherine Ivy Foundation?
The Ben and Catherine Ivy Foundation has donated $1 million to the COVID-19 Vaccination Site at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, as well as over $5 million to the Arizona Coronavirus Relief Fund. Through KJZZ's Q&AZ reporting project, one listener asked: Who are Ben and Catherine Ivy, and what is the Ivy Foundation?
Feb. 16, 2021
Events Like Arizona SciTech Festival Are Going Virtual
The onset of the coronavirus pandemic brought festivals and other large in-person gatherings to a screeching halt. A wave of cancellations and postponements followed, with no end in sight. But after nearly a year, many of these events have adapted and found new life in the virtual world, including the Arizona SciTech Festival.
Feb. 16, 2021
Nursing Homes Restricted Visitors Almost A Year Ago. Where Are Things Now?
In less than a month, the country will reach yet another COVID-19 anniversary, the day the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid directed nursing homes to restrict visitors. Despite efforts to keep the virus out, long term care facilities were hit hard by the virus and many residents died. And many more are still at high risk.
Feb. 15, 2021
UA Preparing To Bring More Students Back To Campus
The University of Arizona is preparing to start more in-person classes next week now that COVID-19 cases are trending downward in Pima County and the state. Starting next Monday, the U of A will allow classes of 50 students or fewer to meet in-person as part of Stage 2 of its re-entry plan.
Feb. 15, 2021
Pandemic Has Brought Host Of Challenges For Flight Attendants
On his first day in office, President Joe Biden implemented a federal mask mandate on commercial airlines — something the Trump administration at the time failed to implement.
Feb. 15, 2021
Humble: Vaccine Data Show Economic Disparity In Vaccine Distribution
Since that first shot went into the first arm, people have been asking: “Just who is getting the COVID-19 vaccine?” Arizona has not been so forthcoming about that, but late last week Maricopa County released figures that demonstrated, among other things, the disparity between rich and poor when it comes to getting vaccinated.
Feb. 15, 2021
Could Loss Of Smell Lead To Health Challenges Later In Life?
We all know the symptoms of COVID-19: fever, aches, loss of taste and smell are ones we hear a lot about. And while most recover from COVID-19, could there be effects that don’t manifest until later in life?
Feb. 15, 2021
About 12% Of Maricopa County Residents Have Gotten Vaccine
We have a long way to go before we reach herd immunity in the COVID-19 pandemic. But about 12% of Maricopa County residents have had at least one dose of a vaccine, a rate slightly higher than the U.S. average. Bloomberg data shows about 11% of the U.S. population has had at least one dose of the vaccine as of Thursday.
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Feb. 15, 2021
Gilbert And Glendale Among Top 10 U.S. Cities For Increased Rents In 2020
Apartment rents in major U.S. cities decreased by as much as 27% over the course of the last year, but that’s not the same for many suburbs like Glendale and Gilbert, which were among the top 10 cities for rent-price increases in 2020.
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Feb. 15, 2021
Regional Airlines Could Have Opportunities In the Pandemic
Regional airlines have flights major airlines would not be able to operate. Small airlines may be at an advantage during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Feb. 15, 2021
Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival Goes Virtual
The Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival will get under way for the 25th year this week. For the first time, the festival will be a virtual event.
Feb. 14, 2021
Arizona Struggling To Vaccinate Minority Population
COVID-19 vaccination rates are lagging for Blacks and Hispanics. Although they make up over 35% of Arizona’s population, they’ve received only 9% of the state’s vaccines.
Feb. 13, 2021
Pharmacies Poised To Play Bigger Role In Vaccinations
Pharmacies already play a key role in delivering vaccinations to nursing homes. Now, a wider partnership between state and federal governments, plus 283 pharmacies statewide, will provide additional inoculations for drugstores to give COVID-19 vaccines to the general public.
Feb. 12, 2021
CDC Releases Roadmap For Safe School Reopenings
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has shared new guidance on how schools can safely reopen their classrooms and protect students, teachers and other school staff.
Feb. 12, 2021
Ajo Group Provides Food For Those In Need During Pandemic
The Ajo Farmers Market & Cafe stands near the town square. Before the pandemic, it sold food and art from local farmers and artists. Back in October, every surface was filled with boxes and bags of produce and dry foods, all of which was given away to families in need.
Feb. 12, 2021
Study: LGBT Adults More Likely To Experience Adverse COVID-19 Effects
A new study has found that adults who are gay, lesbian or bisexual are at greater risk than their heterosexual counterparts of contracting a more severe case of COVID-19. The study confirms what some LGBTQ advocates already knew.
Feb. 12, 2021
Bill Could Make It Harder To Sue For COVID-19 Negligence
A bill in the Arizona Legislature could make it harder for people to sue businesses and medical professionals for COVID-19-related negligence that results in death or injury.
Feb. 12, 2021
Tucson Unified To Allow Option For In-Person Learning In March
The Tucson Unified School District will allow its students to return to in-person classes the week of March 22.
Feb. 12, 2021
How AZ Hispanic Chamber Awarded COVID-19 Grants
The Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is sharing data on its $200,000 Small Business Success Grants. The program was designed to help the most vulnerable businesses early in the pandemic.
Feb. 11, 2021
1 In 5 Phoenix Employees Tests Positive For COVID-19
With nearly one in five city employees testing positive for COVID-19, Phoenix is now offering to pay workers to get vaccinated.
Feb. 11, 2021

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