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.

 

State To Start Vaccinating Arizonans 55 Years And Older
Starting Tuesday at noon, the Arizona Department of Health Services will open approximately 50,000 appointments at the State Farm and Phoenix Municipal stadiums for later this week for Arizonans ages 55 and older.
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Pandemic Boosts ER Visits For Mental Health, Child Abuse
Experts worry anxiety over the pandemic and its economic impacts, coupled with the effects of social isolation, may worsen rates of mental health problems, substance use and child abuse. A new study of ER visits lends credence to their concerns.
Feb. 8, 2021
As The Pandemic Continues To Hit, Mexico Struggles To Breathe
In Mexico, oxygen has become a rare, expensive and sometimes risky commodity as the pandemic keeps hitting hard. But it's a necessity as crowded or expensive hospitals have forced some in Mexico City to care for sick family members at home.
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Feb. 8, 2021
Arizona Pharmacies To Receive 20,000 COVID-19 Vaccines
The Biden administration begins shipping COVID-19 vaccines to pharmacies nationwide this week, with Arizona outlets expecting 20,000 doses.
Feb. 7, 2021
BBB Warns Against Posting Vaccination Card Photos
The Better Business Bureau is warning people who receive COVID-19 inoculations about posting photos of their vaccination cards online. The card, given to people after receiving their first of two shots, is used as proof when they return for their second inoculation.
Feb. 7, 2021
Misunderstanding With State Slows Vaccine Distribution In Pima County
In Pima County, a misunderstanding between its health department and the state Department of Health Services has led to confusion over whether the county wanted a state-run vaccine point of distribution site — similar to what the Valley has at State Farm Stadium.
Feb. 5, 2021
Former Health Director Humble: Arizonas Vaccine Rollout System Favors The Wealthy
As the COVID-19 vaccination rollout continues, distribution hiccups are popping up. Will Humble, former director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, says some young people are receiving the vaccine just by tagging along.
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Feb. 5, 2021
Tucson District Lost 4 Employees Last Week To COVID-19
Tucson Unified School District confirmed in a press conference Thursday that four of its educators recently died from COVID-19, marking the sixth COVID-19-related death the district has experienced since spring break.
Feb. 4, 2021
Court TV Founder Targets COVID-19 Misinformation With New Project
Concerns about misinformation have been a part of media for decades, but the four years of the Trump administration introduced us to phrases like "fake news" and "alternative facts." And that appears to have ramped up just how many questionable websites there are, and even how many troublesome articles or ads appear on sites that may appear legitimate.
Feb. 4, 2021
Why Some Mexicans Are Apprehensive About Russias Vaccine
The European Union and the United States have secured hundreds of millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses from private companies like Pfizer and AstraZeneca, but other less wealthy countries like Mexico are reserving billions of Sputnik V vaccines. For more about how Sputnik V is perceived in Mexico, The Show spoke with KJZZ's Rodrigo Cervantes.
Feb. 4, 2021
Waste Management Phoenix Open Tees Off With Pandemic Adjustments
The four-day Waste Management Phoenix Open typically attracts upwards of a quarter million spectators each year, but this year organizers are paring it down for COVID-19 precautions. Only a few thousand fans will be allowed in on a daily basis.
Feb. 4, 2021
AZDHS, Local Pastors Work Together To Encourage Vaccination
The Arizona Department of Health Services and minority community pastors are working together to encourage local congregations to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Feb. 4, 2021
Disability Advocates Ask For Higher Vaccine Priority
Arizona disability advocates are calling on Health Department directors from all 15 counties to prioritize individuals with disabilities and their caregivers for COVID-19 vaccines.
Feb. 4, 2021
Arizonas Outbreak Is Improving, But Still Among Countrys Most Severe
In early January, the state was averaging more than 9,000 new cases per day — the average is now less than half that. The state’s outbreak is beginning to show some signs of improvement. But hospitals are still dangerously full.
Feb. 3, 2021
21K Vaccine Appointments Booked In 39 Minutes
The Arizona Department of Health Services opened 21,000 more appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations Wednesday morning, but they were all gone in less than an hour. While some still struggled to lock down an available slot, the process seemed much smoother than past launches.
Feb. 3, 2021
Pima County Health Department Cautiously Optimistic Of Declining COVID-19 Numbers
Dr. Francisco García of the Pima County Health Department is cautiously optimistic about his county’s declining number of COVID-19 cases.
Feb. 3, 2021
Hoffman Calling On AZ Lawmakers To Fully Fund Schools
During the pandemic, Arizona schools have faced unexpected expenses to keep students and staff safe, but the state continues to deny them the long-term funding they need, Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman said during her State of Education address Tuesday at a Senate Education Committee meeting.
Feb. 2, 2021
21,000 Vaccine Appointments Slots To At Phoenix Municipal Stadium Open Feb. 3
Arizona Department of Health Services is opening up registration for an additional 21,000 appointment slots for COVID-19 vaccines Wednesday at 9 a.m. The appointments will be available at Phoenix Municipal Stadium from Feb. 5 through 18.
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Feb. 2, 2021
AZ COVID-19 Vaccination Sites Need Volunteers
Arizona now has several mass vaccination sites giving coronavirus shots to thousands of people per day. But keeping those sites running requires volunteers. And Arizona’s National Guard says more help is needed.
Feb. 2, 2021
Ability 360  Expanding Home Care Services To The West Valley
Ability 360 is one of the Arizona's largest home care providers. Now it’s expanding its caregiver services to the West Valley because demand in places like Avondale, Tolleson and Buckeye is growing.
Feb. 2, 2021
Rep. Kavanagh Warns Colleagues About Ending Emergency Order
One longtime Arizona Republican lawmaker is warning his colleagues that ending the current emergency order may not have the results they want. The Show spoke with Rep. John Kavanagh for more about how he thinks the governor has handled the situation.
Feb. 2, 2021

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