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.


Unemployed Arizonans Call For Additional Federal Aid
Congress is at an impasse over the federal government’s next coronavirus relief package. But the extra $600 per week in unemployment payments provided by the CARES Act expired at the end of July, and many jobless Arizonans say they need help now.
4 hours ago
Study: Moms Reduced Work Hours More Than Dads During Pandemic
Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis looked at the changes in work hours from February through April. They found that mothers with young children reduced their work hours four to five times more than fathers.
July 27, 2020
COVID-19 Study Offers Early Hope For Safe Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding and skin contact promote a baby's short-and long-term health. But mothers with COVID-19 have received conflicting guidance regarding the safety of such practices. Now, a preliminary study offers some heartening results.
July 27, 2020
Coronavirus Pandemic Has Arizona Law School Grads, Lawyers Rethinking The Bar Exam
More than 400 people are registered to sit for the bar exam on Tuesday amid the coronavirus pandemic. Another 170 bar applicants will take the test online in October. The Arizona Supreme Court, which is responsible for administering the test, rented additional space at the Phoenix Convention Center.
July 27, 2020
How COVID-19 Impacts Real Estate Loans In AZ
The economic uncertainty in this pandemic is affecting lending for commercial real estate projects. If it’s not industrial or multifamily housing, local experts say it’s pretty tough to get financing right now.
July 27, 2020
Economist: Wear A Mask For The Economy
A local economist is predicting a strong economic recovery for the state — after the pandemic is under control. The fastest way for that to happen, he says, is for people to wear masks.
July 27, 2020
UA Requires COVID Testing For Some Students
The University of Arizona will offer a variety of options for its students when the campus reopens this fall. Students are choosing class schedules that best meet their needs — and those who intend to live on campus must be tested for the coronavirus.
July 25, 2020
Peoria School District Extends Remote Learning To Labor Day
The Peoria Unified School District's governing board voted on Thursday to extend distance learning to Tuesday, Sept. 8, following Gov. Ducey's press conference as it awaits state guidance on safe school reopenings.
July 24, 2020
AZ Educators Have Mixed Reactions To Duceys Executive Order
Last week, Gov. Ducey said he would offer the state's education leaders more clarity on his plan for school reopenings. On Thursday, he offered some new information such as upcoming school reopening benchmarks from the Arizona Department of Health Services, but some educators felt there were still not as much clarity as they had hoped.
Arizona Won't Require Schools To Open As Planned In 3 Weeks
July 24, 2020
AZ Educators Anxious As School Year Approaches With No Set Plan For Learning
Gov. Doug Ducey and Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman announced July 23 they were pulling back on the Aug. 17 target date to reopen schools statewide. But the announcement was an effort to provide more clarity in general — especially after weeks of sometimes conflicting messages from the state.
July 24, 2020
Feds Give Nursing Homes $5 Billion; Assisted Living Facilities Left Out
On Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced his administration will provide $5 billion to help nursing homes deal with the coronavirus. But, assisted living facilities will not be receiving any federal money.
July 24, 2020
Grandparents Raising Grandkids Worried About Going Back To School
Nearly 60,000 Arizona children are being raised by their grandparents, and many are worried about going back to school in the midst of a pandemic.
July 24, 2020
Ducey Orders Bars And Gyms To Remain Closed
Gov. Doug Ducey extended his order shuttering bars, gyms, nightclubs, waterparks and tubing operations. Ducey previously ordered those businesses to close in early July, as he walked back Arizona’s rapid reopening in May following his earlier stay-at-home order. Despite some positive signs in coronavirus data in recent weeks, the governor said he's staying the course.
July 24, 2020
Arizona Wont Require Schools To Open As Planned In 3 Weeks
Arizona won't require public schools to reopen for in-person learning as expected in mid-August as the coronavirus pandemic continues at a high level in the state. Instead, the state Health Services Department will develop a set of scientific guidelines that school districts and local public health officials can use to determine if it is safe to do so, Gov. Doug Ducey announced Thursday.
July 23, 2020
2 Phoenix Virus Testing Sites Seeing Short Wait Times
Testing sites at Maryvale High School and South Mountain Park are seeing wait times as short as 30 minutes with results coming back in 24 to 48 hours.
July 23, 2020
Census Data Shows COVID-19 Impact On Phoenix, AZ Households
The Household Pulse Survey by the Census Bureau shows COVID-19’s’ ongoing impact on households. Since March 13, 2020, almost half of households across the Valley and Arizona have reported a loss of employment income.
July 23, 2020
Arizonans On Medicaid At An All-Time High
As millions of Americans lost their jobs to the pandemic, they have also lost employer health insurance. That has meant increasing enrollment in Medicaid. The Show spoke with Siman Qaasim, president and CEO of Children’s Action Alliance, for more about what she sees as the need for Medicaid support in Arizona.
July 23, 2020
Autopsies Show Coronavirus Can Infect Middle Ear
Ear, nose and throat specialists have known for years that coronaviruses like colds and flu can spread to the middle ear. Now, they’ve found the same holds true for the coronavirus behind COVID-19.
July 23, 2020
Arizona Court Backs Eviction Ban For People Hurt In Pandemic
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday that Gov. Doug Ducey acted legally in blocking evictions of tenants hit hard by COVID-19. The judge said that it was clear Ducey was acting on what he calls “the rational basis of mitigating the spread of COVID-19.”
July 23, 2020
Mexican President Downplays Importance Of Face Masks
Mexico’s president downplayed the importance of wearing masks as a means to control the pandemic and allow for economic reopening. Asked whether face masks could play a key role in the economic reactivation underway in his country, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador responded that that was “disproportionate."
July 23, 2020
Are AZ Kids ‘More At Risk’ Than Ever Due To COVID-19?
Early on in the coronavirus pandemic, Arizona projected a budget shortfall of $1 billion. Then, it was adjusted to half a billion. But with no end in sight, it’s really an educated guess at this point. And that worries people who work with vulnerable families. This is a look at the impact from the last recession and what’s different this time.
Arizona Effort Aims To Help Families Facing 'Astronomical' Stress
July 23, 2020