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

All death counts come from Health Services, with the exception of those from Greenlee County, which comes directly from its health department. Its death count is registered as “< 3” by AZDHS, but their health department provides a specific count.

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.


Daily Star: More Than 1,000 Students Missing From Schools
As many schools have gone virtual, and then in-person, and then virtual again over the last nine months, it’s made education difficult for a lot of kids and families in the state. But there is also a sizable group of students who have just gone missing as a result.
54 minutes ago
Ducey Extends Arizona Order For Reporting Data On COVID-19
Gov. Doug Ducey is ordering Arizona hospitals, testing labs and other health care facilities to continue reporting detailed information about COVID-19 to the state so officials can gauge the spread of the coronavirus outbreak and availability of hospital beds and other resources.
Nov. 12, 2020
Navajo Nation Warns Residents Of Uncontrolled Spread Of COVID-19
Navajo Nation health officials on Wednesday warned residents of the “uncontrolled spread” of COVID-19 in 34 communities on the vast reservation that covers parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.
Nov. 11, 2020
AZ Health Expert Optimistic About New Vaccine, Concerned About Surge In Coronavirus Cases
The continuing rise in COVID numbers isn’t likely to stop in the near future, as we’re two weeks away from Thanksgiving. But there was some promising news on the vaccine front. The Show spoke with Joshua LaBaer, executive director of the Biodesign Institute at ASU, to learn about that and more.
Nov. 11, 2020
Madison District Will Continue With In-Person Classes
At a Tuesday meeting, the Madison Elementary School District’s governing board had considered the possibility of returning students to distance learning, but ultimately chose not to put the motion for a vote. The meeting was held two weeks after a district employee died after contracting COVID-19.
Nov. 11, 2020
COVID-19 Spike Sparks A New Round Of Panic Buying
On Tuesday, Arizona reported 3,434 new COVID-19 cases — the most since late July — as the state battles to keep the virus spread from returning to levels it saw in the summer. And, like the late summer, this increase is also causing a new round of panic buying, leaving many grocery stores with empty shelves.
Nov. 11, 2020
Ducey Releases Brief Video Message On COVID-19 Surge, But Announces No Policy Changes
Gov. Doug Ducey has not held a news conference to discuss the state’s outbreak in nearly two weeks, but he released a short video message via Twitter Tuesday urging Arizonans to wear masks and practice social distancing.
Ducey's Move To Allow Alcohol To-Go Sales Was Illegal, Judge Says
Nov. 10, 2020
AZ Launching $19M Grant Program To Support Struggling Students
Gov. Doug Ducey and Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman have announced $19 million in targeted grant funding to help schools and students most impacted by COVID-19.
Nov. 10, 2020
Businesses Reeling After To-Go Alcohol Sales Ruled Illegal
Phoenix-area businesses are reeling after a recent court ruling overturned an executive order aimed at helping them weather the pandemic. Thomas Barr, executive director of Local First Arizona, says the order was a lifeline for small businesses.
Nov. 10, 2020
How Bad Is Business At Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport?
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is not only seeing fewer passengers but those travelers are also spending less at shops and restaurants.
Nov. 10, 2020
3,434 COVID-19 Cases Reported As AZ Approaches Summer Surge Levels
Arizona reported 3,434 new positive cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday — that’s the highest one-day total since July 25. Other metrics show the virus spreading rapidly through the state, too.
Nov. 10, 2020
Health Director Offers Tips For Safely Celebrating Holidays
COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the state, threatening schools’ ability to stay open for in-person learning. With Thanksgiving fast approaching, Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ offered tips on how Arizonans can safely celebrate.
Nov. 10, 2020
Fewer Snowbirds Would Hurt Arizonas Economy
This is the time of year we’d expect to start seeing an influx of winter visitors from Canada, the Midwest and other places where winter actually means freezing conditions. But with the pandemic still affecting so many aspects of life, there may be fewer snowbirds flocking to the Valley this year. That could have a big impact on those communities that rely on them.
Nov. 10, 2020
Judge: Duceys Move To Allow Alcohol To-Go Sales Was Illegal
For the moment, it appears the governor is going to ignore the ruling — and allow the restaurants to keep competing illegally with bars — as he contemplates an appeal.
Nov. 10, 2020
Arizona Doctor Cautiously Optimistic About Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine
On Monday, pharmaceutical maker Pfizer reported it’s COVID-19 vaccine appears to be 90% effective. Dr. Shad Marvasti with the University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix, is cautiously optimistic about the news.
Nov. 10, 2020
Superintendent Hoffman Urges Arizonans To Fight Virus Spread
Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman and school districts leaders pleaded with the community to do their part to minimize the spread of COVID-19 so schools can remain open. As cases rise in Arizona, school leaders face difficult decisions about closing schools so students and teachers don’t become sick, she said during a Monday press conference.
More Arizona Education News
Nov. 10, 2020
Sonora Moves To Orange On Federal Coronavirus Traffic Light System
After weeks at yellow, or medium pandemic risk, Sonora has moved back to orange, or high risk. That’s according to the federal semáforo — or traffic light — system, which classifies states according to four colors from green to red.
Nov. 9, 2020
UA Plans Some In-Person Classes, Student Virus Testing For Spring
University of Arizona officials are preparing for the spring semester with a limited number of in-person classes. Those will include courses that the university has deemed essential as well as classes of 50 students and under, said University President Robert Robbins in a Monday press conference.
Nov. 9, 2020
Project Smile Sends More Than 2,300 Uplifting Cards To Valley Hospitals
As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, many patients are recovering without loved ones by their side. But two brothers from Peoria are still trying to put a smile on their faces.
Nov. 9, 2020
Talking Stick Resort Arena On Track For NBA Season In December
Talking Stick Resort Arena, the home of the Phoenix Suns, will be ready for the start of the new NBA season in December, according to a team spokesperson.
Nov. 8, 2020
Sierra Vista Reinstates Mask Mandate After Nearly 2 Months
Sierra Vista has reinstated its mask mandate to help stop rising cases of coronavirus. The southern Arizona community first passed its mask mandate in June but suspended it nearly two months ago.
Nov. 7, 2020