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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Phoenix Will Restrict Hiking Trails To Enforce Social Distancing
After record-breaking park attendance last weekend, the city of Phoenix Parks Department will be restricting access to some popular hiking trails starting this weekend.
March 27, 2020
Phoenix Symphony Cancels Season, Lays Off Musicians
The Phoenix Symphony is canceling the rest of its season as the coronavirus continues to cause closures and job losses across the Valley.
March 27, 2020
AZ Delegation Weighs In On $2T Coronavirus Relief Package
Congress passed a massive $2 trillion relief package to stimulate the economy as it — and millions of Americans — suffer from the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. Here's what Arizona's elected representatives had to say about the bill.
March 27, 2020
Mexican Census Continues Despite Coronavirus Concerns
Like the United States, Mexico is conducting its 2020 census. But the country’s strategy against the COVID-19 pandemic is smacking up against the deadline, which officially ends this Friday, March 27.
March 27, 2020
Chef Charleen Badman: Closures Come At Worst Possible Time For AZ Restaurants
Charleen Badman is the James Beard award-winning chef and owner of FnB in Scottsdale, and she’s been calling on local restaurateurs like her to show Congress just how much relief they really need.
March 27, 2020
How Does Arizonas U.S. Attorney Rate His First Year?
As the Arizona’s U.S. Attorney’s Office is gearing up for a growing number of fraud cases related to COVID-19, The Show talked to U.S. Attorney Michael Bailey about his first year on the job.
March 27, 2020
Biotech Company Working On Using Virus As Potential Cancer Treatment
A Phoenix-based biotech company is hoping to start human clinical trials to test whether an engineered virus can kill off cancer cells, while not hurting healthy ones. OncoMyx was formed with that goal in mind and recently finalized a licensing deal with Arizona State University's tech transfer organization.
March 27, 2020
Supporters Urge Removing Barriers To Experimental Drug Therapies
The so-called "Right to Try" movement began as an effort to speed up the FDA drug approval process. It’s based on the idea that terminally ill patients should be able to use experimental treatments or therapies.
March 27, 2020
Facing Eviction? Heres What You Need To Do To Qualify For An Exemption
On Tuesday, Gov. Doug Ducey signed an executive order suspending evictions for people who have lost income due to the coronavirus pandemic. There are a few steps you need to take to qualify.
March 27, 2020
Candidates Struggle To Gather Signatures In A Pandemic
Online signature gathering in Arizona only works for legislative and statewide candidates. That’s become a problem for local candidates now that Arizonans are isolating themselves to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.
March 27, 2020
Officials Take Temperatures Of Southbound Border Crossers In Nogales, Sonora
On Thursday, officials in Nogales, Sonora, started taking the temperatures of southbound travelers crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. The measure comes in response to demands from protesters who blocked motorists trying to enter Mexico the day before.
March 27, 2020
UA To Supply 200 Bottles Of Hand Sanitizer To The Navajo Nation
The University of Arizona has created a coronavirus coordination team to help respond to the pandemic. One project is the production of hand sanitizer for the community.
March 27, 2020
Sky Harbor Airport Braces For Most Severe Shock
The economic outlook for Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is grim. On Thursday, the city’s aviation director told council members this will be the most severe shock the airport has ever experienced. “You could probably combine all of the impacts in the history of the airport together and not see something as shocking as we’re experiencing right now," said Aviation Director Jim Bennett.
March 27, 2020
Facing Soaring Need, Food Banks Get Help From AZ National Guard
Millions of Americans have already filed for unemployment because of the coronavirus that’s strangling the U.S. economy. Tens of thousands of them live right here in Arizona, where many had been living paycheck to paycheck. Local food banks are seeing droves of people who need help just to eat.
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March 27, 2020
MCSO Suspends Work Release, Furlough Programs Due To Coronavirus Concerns
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is suspending work furlough and work release programs in an attempt to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
March 26, 2020
Coconino County Officials Call For Grand Canyon Closure
On Thursday, Grand Canyon National Park closed its most popular trails, Mather campground, and backcountry permits for areas that attract a high volume of visitors. But Coconino County officials would like to see a complete shutdown of the park because of the coronavirus pandemic.
March 26, 2020
Can Hobbyists Help With Protective Equipment?
As health care workers across the country report shortages of masks and other protective equipment, seamstresses and hobbyists are stepping up to help.
March 26, 2020
Transmission Level Rises From Moderate To Widespread
With coronavirus cases reported in 13 counties in the state, the Arizona Department of Health Services said the state’s transmission level has escalated from moderate to widespread. About 100 new coronavirus cases have been reported in the state since Wednesday, bringing the state’s new total to 508.
March 26, 2020
Ducey May Expand Health Coverage To Fight Coronavirus
Gov. Doug Ducey has requested a special open enrollment period on the federal healthcare marketplace, issued an executive order to expand access to telemedicine coverage and signed legislation to establish a new assessment on hospitals to help pay for the state’s Medicaid program.
March 26, 2020
Maricopa Community Colleges Cancel Graduation Ceremonies
The Maricopa County Community College District is canceling in-person graduation ceremonies to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The community college district is looking at other options at a later date, when health and safety concerns have waned.
March 26, 2020

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