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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.


Vaccinated AZ State Lawmaker Tests Positive For COVID-19
A vaccinated Arizona state lawmaker announced Tuesday that he has tested positive for COVID-19.
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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
Unvaccinated Adults Worried About Missing Work Due To Side Effects
Arizona health officials are trying to get as many residents vaccinated against COVID-19 as possible. And there are a number of reasons why people haven't gotten the shot yet. A new survey lists one reason many officials probably haven’t thought about: concern about missing work because of the potential side effects.
June 21, 2021
COVID-19 Mental Health Impacts Deepened By Societal Inequities
Experts call mental illness the "fourth wave" of COVID-19, a tsunami driven by sustained isolation and stress. But this wave, like its three physical precursors, is engulfing some communities more thoroughly than others.
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June 21, 2021
Humble: Christ, Ducey Misusing Emergency Power
Former Arizona state health director Will Humble says the emergency powers allowed to Gov. Doug Ducey and the current state health director, Dr. Cara Christ, should be ended.
June 20, 2021
COVID-19 Adds To Mental Health Strain On Parents, Caregivers
Parents and unpaid caregivers of adults have long faced mental health challenges brought on by the stressors of their roles. A new study published by the CDC shows how COVID-19 may have intensified those struggles.
June 18, 2021
CDC Issues Broad Guidance For Treating Long COVID-19
Even people with mild or asymptomatic COVID-19 can suffer physical or mental symptoms four or more weeks after their initial illness. Now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has posted long-awaited guidelines for treating patients with long COVID-19.
June 18, 2021
Ducey: Universities Can Require Other Vaccines, Just Not COVID-19
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey doesn’t plan to change current requirements for MMR vaccines despite his move this week to block state university requirements for students to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Press aide C.J. Karamargin told Capitol Media Services that’s because the MMR vaccines are in a different category.
June 18, 2021
Scottsdale Resumes In-Person City Council Meetings
After more than a year, Scottsdale will resume in-person City Council meetings on Tuesday.
June 17, 2021
Highly Infectious Delta Variant Is Spreading In AZ
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week said the highly contagious delta strain of COVID-19 first spotted in India is now a “variant of concern” in the U.S. And the variant is becoming more common in Arizona.
June 17, 2021
No Masks Required At Most Phoenix City Buildings
Effective Thursday, masks and social distancing are no longer required for fully vaccinated people in most city facilities in Phoenix.
June 17, 2021
Survey Highlights Disparities In COVID-19 Vaccine Access
The COVID-19 Vaccine Poll from the Commonwealth Fund and the African American Research Collaborative asked more than 12,000 Americans about their vaccination status and their attitudes toward the vaccine. The results highlight nationwide inequities in vaccine distribution among different demographic groups.
June 16, 2021
Assisted-Living Sees Same 2020 Death Spike As Nursing Homes
COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes are well studied. But less is known about assisted-living residents, most of whom are over 80 years old and have multiple chronic illnesses. A new study provides some clues.
June 16, 2021
As California Reopens, Some Unvaccinated People Feel Left Behind
Tuesday marks the California's official reopening. Occupancy restrictions inside offices, stores, restaurants, bars and stadiums are gone and mask requirements greatly relaxed. Californians are celebrating their rediscovered freedoms. Except those who can't get COVID-19 vaccines for medical reasons.
June 16, 2021
Sonora COVID-19 Cases, Hospital Occupancy Showing Upward Trend
While COVID-19 cases are declining in Arizona and across much of the United States, there are worrying signs in neighboring Sonora. Total weekly cases have now risen for two consecutive weeks.
June 15, 2021
Mexico Hopes Vaccinations Lead To Loosening Of Border Restrictions
The vaccination effort will be aided by the recent U.S. shipment of 1.35 million doses of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
June 15, 2021