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Arizona COVID-19 News

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.


CDC study shows the Pfizer vaccine is effective in kids 12-18
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a study showing the effectiveness of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in adolescents aged 12 to 18. The numbers are very promising.
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Brnovich: Tucson Vaccine Requirement Violates State Law
The city of Tucson is violating state law by requiring employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said Tuesday.
Sept. 7, 2021
Latter-Day Saints Leaders Urge Utah To Get Vaccinated
Arizona is still in the lower end of residents who have achieved that designation. But our neighbor to the north — Utah — has an even lower percentage. Erin Alberty is a reporter for the Salt Lake Tribune. The Show spoke with her to learn about vaccinations and the Latter-day Saints in Utah.
Sept. 7, 2021
Pima County Health Expert: Cooling Weather May Help Lessen COVID-19 Spread
As COVID-19 cases continue to surge in Arizona, Pima County’s chief medical officer, Dr. Francisco García, says the cooling weather may help mitigate transmission.
Sept. 7, 2021
Data Show Most, Least Popular Restaurant Dining Holidays
New research shows how COVID-19's impact on holiday dining. According to marketing software company Zenreach, Memorial Day saw a 100% increase in foot traffic this year compared to last.
Sept. 6, 2021
CDC: Gaps In Non-COVID-19 Vaccinations Worsened By Pandemic
The CDC recommends a handful of vaccinations for 11- and 12-year-olds, along with catch-up and booster inoculations for teens over 15. But gaps remain, and the COVID-19 pandemic may have slowed progress toward closing them.
Sept. 6, 2021
Joint Editorial In Health Journals: Climate Cant Wait For Pandemic
A joint editorial published across more than 200 prestigious medical and public health journals says the world cannot wait for the present pandemic to resolve before confronting a looming, and far worse, health challenge: irreversible climate change.
Sept. 6, 2021
Pinal Supervisors Reject $3.4M COVID-19 Vaccine Grant
Last week, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors rejected a $3.4 million federal grant aimed at improving vaccine equity.
Sept. 5, 2021
ASU, Valley Sports Teams Change Arena Operations Due To COVID-19
The coronavirus pandemic has impacted live sports in many ways, from keeping fans out of stadium seats for most of 2020, to changing the way teams and venues host events in 2021. For this year's football season, Arizona State University has made some changes for convenience that have also impacted fan safety.
Sept. 4, 2021
ASU Football Game Brings COVID-19 Concerns
ASU football is back with its largest crowd in six years on Thursday night. The Sun Devil Stadium was full of students excited to see a football game in person.
Sept. 3, 2021
1,400 COVID-19 Cases Tracked Among Pima Students, Workers
Since July, the Pima County Health Department has tracked about 1,400 school-related COVID-19 cases, a doctor said during a Friday press conference. Students made up about 87% of those cases.
Sept. 3, 2021
Attorney Gearing Up To Defend State In Suit Over Mask Mandate Ban
The lawyer defending the state of Arizona in a lawsuit over a ban on mask mandates and other provisions says a judge has no place in the bill-drafting process.
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Sept. 3, 2021
Bureau Of Indian Education Requiring Vaccines Staff
The Bureau of Indian Education, part of the U.S. Interior Department, announced a COVID-19 vaccine mandate Thursday, covering more than 2,800 faculty and staff at 53 schools.
Sept. 3, 2021
Rates Of Kids, Teens In ERs For COVID-19 Surge
New Centers for Disease Control and Prevention research shows cases of children and teens requiring serious medical care for COVID-19 climbed significantly this summer, especially in states with low vaccination rates.
Sept. 3, 2021
ICU Nurses Describe Exhaustion Amid 3rd COVID-19 Wave
A year and a half into the pandemic, Arizona is in the midst of a third major wave of COVID-19 infections. Statewide, COVID-19 ICU bed use increased 300% throughout July and August. For some nurses, the last few weeks have felt like a recurring nightmare.
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Sept. 3, 2021
Hoffman, Experts Urge Support For Masks In Schools
Arizona Superintendent Kathy Hoffman and medical experts have sent a joint statement in favor of masking. More than 1,000 health care workers sent a long letter to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors explaining why it should require masks in K-12 schools.
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Sept. 2, 2021
UA Researchers May Have Way To Help Sickest COVID-19 Patients
Researchers at the University of Arizona say they may have discovered what could be a key factor in determining how sick COVID-19 patients get and ultimately whether they survive their illness.
Sept. 2, 2021
AZ Pediatrician: Kids Are Getting Sicker From COVID-19
Glendale pediatrician Dr. Jason Vargas said he’s worried about “an alarming increase” in the proportion of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in young adults and children.
Sept. 2, 2021
Pediatric COVID-19 Hospitalizations In Arizona Are Still Climbing
“With this new surge of COVID-19, we’re seeing more kids showing up and testing positive,” said Dr. Wassim Ballan, a pediatric infectious diseases physician with Phoenix Children’s. “The rate of hospitalization is definitely going up in the pediatric population.”
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Sept. 1, 2021
AZ Offers Small Businesses Cash To Hire, Keep Workers
Arizona is using federal relief funds to help small businesses struggling to find and keep employees. The program is for locally owned or operated businesses with five to 25 employees. Eligible businesses could get $1,000 per employee, up to $10,000.
Sept. 1, 2021
Tucson Defends Vaccine Requirement For City Workers
Tucson continues to argue its vaccine requirement for city workers is legal.
Sept. 1, 2021