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 outbreak in Arizona at the Department of Health Services's website

Click on each circle to get county case counts and other case data, as well as a link to that county's health department or COVID-19 website.

To get testing data, click on the county you're interested in when its boundary is highlighted. The information provided here is current through the date shown in the legend in the top right corner.

 

A custodian at Yavapai Regional Medical Center in Prescott was arrested on suspicion of stealing close to $1,700 worth of personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies from the hospital.
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Why People Need To Think About Wills, Health Directives
No one wants to think about their own death. But for journalist and author Terry Greene Sterling, the spread of the coronavirus across the globe and into our own communities is making her do it.
March 30, 2020
Former AZ Emergency Director: Job Had Become Duplicative
In the midst of this pandemic, Arizona’s emergency management director has resigned. Maria Polletta spoke with Wendy Smith-Reeve and has been following this developing story for the Arizona Republic, and Polletta joined The Show to share her perspective.
March 30, 2020
Arizona Hospitals Working To Expand Bed Capacity
As the number of COVID-19 cases increases in Arizona, there is tremendous concern over whether our hospitals can treat the thousands of patients. Ann-Marie Alameddin, president and CEO of the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association, talks more about the challenges hospitals face.
March 30, 2020
Stanton Discusses AZs Response To Coronavirus Disease
On March 27, the U.S. House followed the Senate and unanimously approved a $2 trillion economic relief package to combat the impact COVID-19. The Show talks to congressman Greg Stanton about his thoughts on Arizona's response to the pandemic.
March 30, 2020
Lawsuit Filed Vs. ABOR Over Unrefunded Housing Fees
A class action lawsuit has been filed against the Arizona Board of Regents after the three public universities it oversees have refused to provide refunds to its students for room, board and fees.
March 30, 2020
Navajo Nation To Start Curfew On Monday
The Navajo Nation will impose a curfew Monday, another tactic to encourage social distancing and slow the spread of the coronavirus. The curfew runs 8 p.m. to 5 a.m daily.
March 30, 2020
AZ Schools For Deaf, Blind Work To Reach Kids At Home
With schools now closed until at least April 10, educators and families are looking for ways to keep students learning. But what about students who struggle to communicate with their own parents and peers? The Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, or ASDB, are working to reach those who count on school for more than academics, like Amelie Morales.
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March 30, 2020
After Emergency Declared, Sonorans Prep For Closure Of Non-Essential Business
With Covid-19 cases steadily rising in Sonora, the Mexican state to Arizona’s south, its governor declared a health emergency last week. She also ordered that only essential businesses remain open. Last week, businesses were scrambling to figure out who could remain open. And many are concerned about what this all means for the state’s workers and economy.
March 30, 2020
Phoenix Makes Video To Help Small Businesses Apply For Loans
The city of Phoenix is trying to help business owners navigate the federal process of disaster relief. Phoenix’s Economic Development Department created a video to walk people through the forms to apply for economic injury disaster loans.
March 30, 2020
AZ Primary Care Providers Are On The Front Lines Of Virus Response
Primary care offices adjust to social distancing and face uncertainty around patient flow. As a worker at Clinica La Familia, a primary care office, Elizabeth Lopez-Murray is on the front lines of coronavirus response. Until last week, her clinic was seeing patients in the office and evaluating symptoms in-person. Now, they are doing most of their work via telemedicine.
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March 29, 2020
AZ Department Of Revenue Restricting Customer Service Lobbies
To comply with CDC social distancing guidelines, the state tax offices will be closing to the public until further notice. Taxpayers needing assistance will be required to make an appointment.
March 29, 2020
In AZs Last County Without Coronavirus Cases, Restaurants Are Still Open
Under Gov. Ducey's executive order closing restaurants and bars to dine-in service, counties without confirmed coronavirus cases are exempt. That leaves one isolated county in eastern Arizona still open for business.
March 29, 2020
Tips For Caregivers And People Living With Dementia Amid Coronavirus
Life for many caregivers and those living with dementia is already very isolating. Often, friends and family drift away. But caregiving during the coronavirus pandemic can add an extra layer of stress to an already stressful situation.
March 29, 2020
Gov. Ducey Signs Stripped-Down $11.8B Budget
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a stripped-down emergency state budget Saturday that contains $50 million in spending to help tenants, homeowners and small businesses weather the coronavirus crisis.
March 29, 2020
Navajo County Ranks 13th Worldwide For COVID-19 Rate
Navajo County ranks 13th worldwide and 11th in the U.S. for COVID-19 infections per 1,000 people. As of Friday, Navajo County reported 43 cases
March 28, 2020
Arizonas Older Adults Facing Challenges With Food And Scams
Many older adults are struggling to get food during the coronavirus pandemic. They are also at an increase risk of being scammed.
March 28, 2020
Beer Distributors Fund Supports Bar, Restaurant Employees
Crescent Crown, the state's largest beer distributor, will donate a percentage of each sale to bar and restaurant employees who are out of work.
March 28, 2020
Tucson Mayor Advises Salons, Barbershops To Close
Tucson Mayor Regina Romero ordered all non-essential businesses to shut down. Gov. Doug Ducey's recent executive order defining "essential" businesses includes barbershops, salons, and spas. Romero's order "strongly advises" those businesses to close anyway.
March 28, 2020
Domestic And Sexual Violence Groups Operating Despite Pandemic
Domestic and sexual violence groups are continuing to provide services to survivors of abuse in Arizona, despite the coronavirus pandemic. And that’s important to know, because it’s times like these when there can be a spike in abuse.
March 28, 2020
Arizona Desperately Short On Blood For Transfusions
As fears over the coronavirus drive Arizonans indoors and away from groups, people aren't donating as much blood as usual. The state's main blood supplier says stock is critically low.
March 27, 2020

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