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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 study shows the Pfizer vaccine is effective in kids 12-18
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a study showing the effectiveness of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in adolescents aged 12 to 18. The numbers are very promising.
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Carmona Tailoring AZ Vaccine Message To Diverse Communities
Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona has been brought on board as a senior advisor to the governor on emergency health preparedness. The Show with him to hear his take on getting more people vaccinated.
Sept. 1, 2021
Phoenix Deploys A Wi-Fi Canopy To Close The Digital Divide For Students
Phoenix says it’s found a long-term solution to close the digital divide for students. Today three school districts — Alhambra Elementary, Cartwright Elementary and Phoenix Union High School — will become the first to benefit.
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Sept. 1, 2021
Navajo Nation Urges Caution As COVID-19 Numbers Drop
The number of COVID-19 cases reported on the Navajo Nation soared throughout July and August, but the outbreak on the reservation now appears to be slowing. Two weeks ago, the reservation was averaging 49 new infections per day. Now the average is 39 cases per day. But the Navajo Nation still reports uncontrolled spread in dozens of communities on the reservation.
Sept. 1, 2021
FDA Approval Doesnt Sway Ducey On Vaccine Mandates
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey still doesn’t want COVID-19 vaccines to be mandatory for college students, even though Pfizer’s vaccine now has formal authorization from the Food and Drug Administration.
Aug. 31, 2021
Maricopa County School COVID-19 Outbreaks Spiking
Health officials in Arizona's most populous county are sounding the alarm about a growing number of COVID-19 outbreaks in schools and a rising number of children and teens infected with the coronavirus.
Aug. 30, 2021
How Another Year Of Pandemic School Is Impacting Students, Teachers And Parents
The start of the school year has been challenging on a lot of fronts. To learn how things are going, The Show spoke with Christine Thompson, an education consultant in the Valley and a parent of school-aged kids.
Aug. 30, 2021
Arizona Sees Drop In 2020-21 Standardized Test Scores
The results of statewide assessments administered last school year to students in grades third through eighth and 10th grade reflect the challenging learning environments that many students have faced during the pandemic, the Arizona Department of Education said on Friday when it released the scores.
Aug. 27, 2021
Pima Community College Using Federal Funds To Pay Off Student Debt
Pima Community College is using federal COVID-19 relief dollars to pay nearly $3 million in student debt.
Aug. 27, 2021
Arizona Surpasses 1 Million COVID-19 Cases
Arizona has now recorded more than 1 million cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. The grim milestone comes as hospitalizations in the state continue to climb.
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Aug. 27, 2021
AZDHS Gets A New Leader Amid 3rd COVID-19 Wave
Arizona’s Department of Health Services will have a new leader starting this week. Gov. Doug Ducey announced Don Herrington will succeed health department director, Dr. Cara Christ, who is stepping down Friday to take a job in the private sector.
Aug. 26, 2021
AZ Hospital Leaders Describe Strain Amid 3rd  COVID-19 Wave
The number of Arizonans with COVID-19 in hospital intensive care units is at its highest point in six months and the state's health care facilities are increasingly strained.
Aug. 25, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Protection Waning, But Reasons Remain Unclear
The Biden administration this week announced that it will offer vaccine booster shots next month to address concerns over waning vaccine protection amid surging delta cases. But the underlying causes remain murky.
Aug. 25, 2021
What COVID-19 Model Says About Arizonas Near Future
A new forecast from PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia shows Maricopa County could expect to continue to see an increase in cases over the next few weeks, although the model does not show rates climbing anywhere nearly as high as they were this winter.
Aug. 25, 2021
Valley Hospitals Again Seeing Rise In COVID-19 Patients
Earlier this week, the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association warned that hospitals in the state were once again at or near capacity, and that the trends of hospitalizations are ominous.
Aug. 25, 2021
Survey: Pandemic Blamed For Screen Addiction
A new survey shows how the pandemic has changed online behaviors at home. Nearly 1 in 3 adults say they’ve become addicted to their screens.
Aug. 24, 2021
Kids Will Have Top COVID-19 Rate Of Any Age Group In AZ
“I’m sure that it’s a combination of the delta variant, and the fact that kids are going back to school, and many of them are not wearing masks at this point, and the fact that there’s no vaccine available to them," Dr. Josh LaBaer with ASU's Biodesign Institute said.
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Aug. 24, 2021
GCU To Start Fall Semester Without Face Covering Requirement
Grand Canyon University, a private Christian institution in Phoenix, won’t follow the lead of Arizona’s three public universities in requiring masks. Unlike its public counterparts, there’s no state law restricting GCU from doing this.
Aug. 24, 2021
Arizona Prenda Microschools Boom Amid Pandemic
As the pandemic has upended education in this country, microschools have taken off. And one of the companies behind this phenomenon is right here in Arizona.
Aug. 24, 2021
Scottsdale Superintendent: COVID-19 Cases Hit New High
The Scottsdale Unified School District voted last week to put in place a mask mandate citing increasing cases of students with COVID-19 in the district. In fact, District Superintendent Scott Menzel says they’ve seen more cases so far this year than at any point last year when the pandemic was at its worst.
Aug. 24, 2021
Take-Home COVID-19 Tests Available For Students, Staff
Take-home COVID-19 tests are now available for students and staff in Maricopa County school districts.
Aug. 24, 2021