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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 recommends COVID-19 booster for kids 5-11
This week, the CDC recommended a COVID-19 booster shot for children 5 to 11 years old. Following the FDA’s approval of a booster on Tuesday, the CDC made its recommendation on Thursday.
Phoenix buying at-home COVID tests, KN95 masks for residents
On Wednesday, the Phoenix City Council unanimously approved spending $15 million in federal funds to expand testing and vaccines services and $10 million on at-home tests and masks.
Feb. 3, 2022
Babies could soon be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine
Some big news on the vaccine front: Babies as young as 6 months old could be able to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in a matter of weeks.
Feb. 2, 2022
2 years after COVID-19, what does long-term care look like?
On Jan. 21, 2020, the CDC confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in the U.S. We all know what happened next: our lives radically changed. For residents and staff in long-term care, they endured shutdowns, COVID-19 outbreaks, staffing shortages and loss of life. So what’s life like now for those living and working in nursing homes? We take a look.
Feb. 2, 2022
Ducey criticizes Biden approach to spending COVID funds
Gov. Ducey recently attended the winter meeting of the National Governors Association at the White House. Following the gathering that ended Monday, he took to Fox News on Tuesday and criticized President Biden's top-down federal strategy of handling the pandemic without listening to states.
Feb. 1, 2022
Phoenix council to consider $2,000 incentives for private landlords
Phoenix will soon consider offering private landlords $2,000 to rent to very low-income residents. The idea behind housing choice vouchers, commonly called Section 8, is to let people choose a private rental.
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Feb. 1, 2022
How this superintendent approaches parents’ COVID-19 concerns
Navigating the constantly changing waters of COVID-19 for schools and school administrators has been a challenge. And it's one that Kevin Mendivil, the superintendent of Tempe Union High School District, has had to tackle.
Feb. 1, 2022
Expert: Precaution still needed as COVID cases decline
Coronavirus cases are beginning to come down in our state, but COVID-19-related deaths and hospitalizations remain high. What does all of this mean for what’s next in the pandemic?
Feb. 1, 2022
Scottsdale offers vaccine clinics in February and March
Scottsdale is offering COVID-19 vaccine clinics at two community centers through March. People can walk in or register online.
Feb. 1, 2022
Maricopa Countys hotel for homeless COVID-19 patients has sheltered thousands
The extremely contagious omicron variant has driven COVID-19 cases to record highs in Arizona. And it’s sent cases soaring for people experiencing homelessness, who often don’t have the option to isolate.
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Feb. 1, 2022
Bill moving through Legislature could punish businesses with vaccine requirements
If an employee sees serious injury related to a COVID-19 vaccination after being denied religious exemption, the business could see fines.
Jan. 31, 2022
UA health expert: Masks continue to be an important mitigation method
The former director of the FDA, and current board member of Pfizer, suggests starting to lift pandemic-related restrictions —` including mask wearing. Dr. Shad Marvasti with the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix disagrees.
Jan. 31, 2022
Q&AZ: If I change my name, how can I update my vaccine records?
Proof of vaccination has become increasingly more important around the world, but some people’s vaccination records may not match the name on their IDs. Through KJZZ's Q&AZ project, a listener asked: Is there a way to update your name on your vaccine records if you get it changed?
Jan. 29, 2022
COVID-19 deaths are on the rise this week in Mexico
Reported COVID-19 deaths shot up this week in Mexico, with daily tolls last reported in October.
Jan. 28, 2022
What new FDA guidelines for monoclonal antibodies mean for AZ
The Food and Drug Administration has announced it’s limiting the use of two types of monoclonal antibody treatments for COVID-19. A third type of monoclonal antibody treatment is still available, but it’s in short supply.
Jan. 27, 2022
Many nursing home residents vaccinated, not boosted
When it comes to the percentage of residents in long-term care who are boosted, the figure is low. Slightly more than 40% have received their third dose. And with the omicron variant spreading like wildfire in long-term care, AARP Arizona is calling on nursing homes to require boosters for staff and residents.
Jan. 27, 2022
Expert shares lessons from 2 years of COVID variants in AZ
Two years have passed since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Arizona. In a press briefing Wednesday, ASU Biodesign executive director Joshua LaBaer shared lessons learned – and mysteries still unresolved – while ASU virologist Efrem Lim provided an update on omicron.
Jan. 26, 2022
2 years after AZs 1st COVID cases, health care system still straining
Wednesday marks two years since the first COVID-19 case was reported in Arizona and the state’s health care system is facing more strain than ever.
Jan. 26, 2022
MCSO jails habve rising COVID-19 cases, staff shortages
As the omicron variant continues to drive up case numbers in the state, Maricopa County’s jails are also experiencing a spike that’s exacerbated by a staffing shortage they’ve been experiencing for some time.
Jan. 26, 2022
COVID testing site open at State Farm Stadium
State Farm Stadium in Glendale is hosting a drive-up COVID-19 PCR testing site. Virginia-based laboratory Genetworx is operating the location.
Jan. 26, 2022
Public health officials see optimism for AZ on COVID-19 after spring
The state could see a decline in cases within the next few weeks and see a peak in deaths rise in February.
Jan. 26, 2022

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