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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.


Navajo Nation Sends Cloth Masks To India Amid COVID-19 Surge
India leads the world in new coronavirus cases, with hundreds of thousands of infections per day and a staggering death toll. The Navajo Nation recently sent 1,200 cloth masks to India.
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Mexico And The U.S. Face Vaccination Disparity
Almost half of the U.S. population vaccinated with at least one dose, compared to only 7% of Mexico’s population. And there are reasons and implications of the disparity.
April 5, 2021
New State-Run COVID-19 Vaccination Site Opening Up At WestWorld In Scottsdale
A new state-run COVID-19 vaccination site is opening later this month in the north Valley, Gov. Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Health Services announced Monday. It's part of the state’s effort to transition away from outdoor sites as the weather warms up.
April 5, 2021
Arizona Organization Making COVID-19 Vaccine House Calls
Older adults who want to age in their own home sometimes require additional support — they may need meals delivered or a ride to a doctor’s appointment. The coronavirus pandemic imposed many more hurdles on this population, especially when it came to vaccine access.
April 5, 2021
More Than 37,000 Children Have Lost Parents Due To COVID-19
For many, the social isolation, financial uncertainty and strain on support services caused by the pandemic has made losing loved ones even less bearable. Now, a new study raises concerns about the well-being of the many children who have lost a parent to COVID-19.
April 5, 2021
Alzheimers Disease Clinical Trials Lagging
Clinical trials are an important step in finding treatments for certain diseases, like Alzheimer’s disease which has no cure. But because of the coronavirus pandemic, there are concerns that participation in these trials has been lagging.
April 5, 2021
How Havasupai Tribe Has Kept COVID-19 Out Of Their Community
More than a year into the pandemic, it’s hard to find anywhere that has escaped the coronavirus. But one Arizona community near the Grand Canyon has been able to utilize its isolated location as a defense. That has meant sacrificing the tourism business the community relies on.
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April 5, 2021
Navajo Nation President Pleads For Residents To Practice A Safe Holiday Weekend
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez is pleading with residents not to let down their guard this holiday weekend.
April 4, 2021
Mexico Health Care Workers Demand To Get Vaccinated
Medical personnel in Mexico are demanding the government keep its promise to prioritize coronavirus vaccinations for health care workers. Hundreds of doctors, most of them from the private sector, are protesting in Mexico City and preparing lawsuits, as they try to get vaccinated.
April 2, 2021
Phoenix Shrugs Off Ducey Order, Puts Limits On City Parks This Weekend
In an escalating feud with Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, Gov. Doug Ducey wrote that if she doesn’t fully open city parks, she’s to blame for any increase in COVID-19 cases after the holiday.
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April 2, 2021
New Website Helps Rural Older Adults Get Rides To Get Vaccinated
A new website aims to be a one-stop shop for the transportation needs of older adults across the state. The website is especially important now when some seniors need a ride to get a coronavirus vaccine.
April 2, 2021
How Arizonas One-Doctor Towns Are Navigating The Pandemic
Arizona has been dealing with a shortage of physicians and other medical professionals for years. And that problem is even more dramatic in rural areas of the state, leaving certain places to rely — in some cases — on one doctor.
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April 2, 2021
State Farm Stadium COVID-19 Vaccination Site Will Move Indoors At Gila River Arena
Arizona’s largest mass vaccination site at State Farm Stadium in Glendale will relocate to Gila River Arena later this month as the state health department looks for a solution to keep workers and volunteers cool in hot weather.
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April 2, 2021
Large-Scale Vaccination Set To Begin In Hermosillo Next Week
As of this week, more than 2 million Arizonans have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. In neighboring Sonora, Mexico, large-scale vaccination hasn’t even started in the capital city. But older adults are set to begin receiving doses next week.
April 1, 2021
Why COVID-19 Effects On Brain Occur —  And Linger
Studies in Germany and the United Kingdom show that 20-70% of COVID-19 patients experience neurological and psychiatric problems months after other symptoms have subsided. A recent review explains some of the ways the virus might affect the brain.
April 1, 2021
Nez: How Navajo Nation Is Handling Renewed Concerns Over COVID-19
The Navajo Nation was one of the hottest spots for transmission of COVID-19 in the world. So it was good news last week when the Nation had its first day in more than six months without a new reported COVID-19 case. But this week there have been renewed concerns as the Nation saw its first confirmed case of the U.K. variant of the virus.
April 1, 2021
FEMA Vaccination Site In Pima County Could Be Up Within 10 Days
Pima County says it’ll continue to enforce its mask mandate, despite Gov. Ducey’s order that ended them on the local level. This comes on the heels of a dustup between Pima County and the state over whether or not the FEMA could set up a federal vaccination site. The Show spoke with Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry.
April 1, 2021
More Workers Being Added At State-Run Vaccine Sites
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced Wednesday that additional workers are being added to meet the high demand at state-run COVID-19 vaccine sites.
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April 1, 2021
ASU Discovers New Arizona Coronavirus Variant
Scientists at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute have discovered a new Arizona variant of the virus that causes COVID-19. It includes a mutation that may reduce the effectiveness of vaccines and antibody treatments.
April 1, 2021
Vaccine Disparities A Challenge For Border Communities
The vaccine effort in Arizona is proceeding apace, with tens of thousands of doses administered daily. But the picture is very different in neighboring Sonora and across Mexico, where the vaccine rollout has been much slower. For border communities like Nogales, that disparity could spell unique challenges.
April 1, 2021
Diamondbacks Raise Ballpark Attendance Limit
The Arizona Diamondbacks say they’re increasing the number of game tickets available to baseball fans. But seats inside an original ballpark feature older than the downtown Phoenix stadium’s current name are no longer available.
March 31, 2021