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.

 

Arizona State Fair Holds Drive-Thru Fair Food Event
Just because Arizona State Fair fans can’t pack the fairgrounds this year, it doesn’t mean they can’t get a taste of it. Fair organizers are hosting a drive-thru for two weekends featuring fair food favorites — from turkey legs to funnel cakes.
9 hours ago
FEMA Unemployment Likely To Run Out This Month
The extra $600 per week that the CARES Act provided for unemployment benefits expired at the end of July. Then, President Trump made FEMA funding available so jobless Arizonans could collect an extra $300 per week. But that money may soon run out too.
Sept. 2, 2020
Rocky Point Expects Surge Of Holiday Visitors Despite Border Restrictions
Restrictions on nonessential travel are still in place at the U.S.-Mexico border. But leaders in the Sonoran beach town Puerto Peñasco, known as Rocky Point, are counting on many Arizonans to continue ignoring those restrictions during Labor Day weekend.
Sept. 2, 2020
Why Phoenix Gay Bars Have Held Off On Reopening
More and more Valley businesses are being allowed to reopen, as the region’s COVID-19 numbers continue to move in the right direction. Kobalt Bar managing partner Jeff Perales said he wanted to wait and see where the chips fell over the past week before deciding to reopen.
Sept. 2, 2020
AZ COVID-19 Hotline Has Already Received 1,200 Calls
When Arizona allowed some bars, gyms and other businesses to reopen last week, the health department set up a hotline for the public to report safety concerns and many Arizonans have already been using it.
Sept. 2, 2020
Rep. Longdon: AZ Legislature Must Address Evictions
On Monday, the White House announced a national moratorium on evictions to run through December. The policy would apply to people who have lost their jobs as a result of the pandemic and cannot find any alternative housing. State Rep. Jennifer Longdon (D-Phoenix) says it's not enough.
Sept. 2, 2020
ASU Student Senators Call For Virtual Classes, More COVID-19 Data
Student senators at Arizona Student University’s Tempe campus adopted two resolutions on Tuesday calling on the university to cancel in-person classes and release more COVID-19 data. There are 775 students and 28 ASU employees who have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the university's latest statement.
Sept. 2, 2020
Buildings Reopening May Face Tainted Water Systems
The coronavirus pandemic has shuttered many buildings. As prospects for reopening rise, so too does the need to contend with water systems potentially contaminated during the shutdown.
Sept. 1, 2020
UA Hires Security For COVID-19 Safety Enforcement
The University of Arizona had hoped to begin offering more classes in-person by Labor Day. But the university says it will continue with its current, mostly online model for now.
Sept. 1, 2020
Ducey Says He Wont Wear A Mask As A Courtesy To Deaf Community
Gov. Ducey did not wear a mask at a press conference Monday. And when asked why, he said he would not wear a mask while answering questions out of courtesy for the deaf community. The Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing has not advocated for anyone to go without a mask.
Sept. 1, 2020
Phoenix Magazine Gets Creative With COVID-19 Best Of
Phoenix Magazine’s Best of the Valley issue usually highlights live performances, bars, restaurants and more. But the publication was forced to dramatically change what was included and how, because people simply aren’t going out in the same ways we used to.
Sept. 1, 2020
Mexico’s State Of The Union: Bonds With U.S. Solid; Remittances And Murder Rates Up
In a small and private event, Mexico’s president delivered his second State of the Union address. Among some issues that the president addressed was the relationship between his country and the United States.
Sept. 1, 2020
AZ Charter Schools Found Double Dipping Can Keep Funds
In early August, The Show heard from Arizona Republic reporter Craig Harris about concerns that about 100 charter schools in our state were double-dipping. Now, the state Auditor General’s Office is out with a finding about those concerns. The schools will still be able to keep the money and not have any of their state funding cut.
Sept. 1, 2020
Arizona Prepares For Flu Season As Pandemic Continues
State officials are asking Arizonans to prepare for a flu season that could exacerbate the pandemic. For more about what the governor had to say about the upcoming flu season, The Show spoke with Howie Fischer of Capitol Media Services.
Sept. 1, 2020
COVID-19 Continues To Spread Among ASU Students
Coronavirus continues to spread among Arizona State University students. As of Aug. 30, 775 students had tested positive for COVID-19, ASU said in a Monday night statement.
Sept. 1, 2020
Herd Immunity Isnt Smart Strategy For Fighting COVID-19
As more businesses open, public health experts are warning Arizonans to stay vigilant in fighting the spread of the coronavirus. One of those ways is by ignoring discussions or social media posts about “herd immunity.”
Sept. 1, 2020
Ducey Unveils Statewide Influenza Vaccine Plan
In a briefing Monday addressing the state’s upcoming flu season, Gov. Ducey laid out a plan to prepare for increased infections and expand access to flu shots. "As early as next month when you stop by certain sites for a COVID-19 test, you’ll be able to get a flu shot as well," he said.
Aug. 31, 2020
Is COVID-19 On Track To Be Third Leading Cause Of Death In AZ?
More than 5,000 Arizonans have died from COVID-19. And that number will likely increase, meaning the coronavirus could be on track to be the No. 3 cause of death in Arizona for 2020.
Aug. 31, 2020
University Presidents Present COVID-19 Update To League Of AZ Cities And Towns
The presidents of Arizona’s public universities gave an update on their response to the COVID-19 pandemic at a virtual conference of the League of Arizona Cities and Towns on Monday.
Aug. 31, 2020
Parents, Teachers Share Experiences With At-Home Learning
2020 is the year of work from home, dining at home and school from home. The Show caught up with a few listeners to hear how it’s going: The good, the bad and the teenagers.
Aug. 31, 2020
Education Policy Director: No Blanket Answer On Returning To Schools
The pandemic has changed the face of education for the foreseeable future. And in doing so, it has drawn a line between those who believe schools should reopen to students and those who aren’t ready for the consequences. But some like Matt Beienburg argue that there’s no one-size fits all answer to this.
Aug. 31, 2020

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