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

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.

 

Health Department Closes Venue After Videos Show Crowded Concert
After a downtown Phoenix venue held a crowded concert, the state’s health department ordered the business to close. But critics wonder how the party happened in the first place.
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Ducey Extends Good Samaritan Order Through March
As the coronavirus pandemic continues into 2021, Gov. Doug Ducey is extending his “good Samaritan” order, which provides civil liability protections to front line workers. The order states that without continued protections, health care workers would be reluctant to serve during this time.
Dec. 31, 2020
UA Still Offering Antibody Tests; Initial Demand Underwhelming
The University of Arizona’s program to test 250,000 people for COVID-19 antibodies hasn't gotten the public demand that was expected. Instead, only about 50,000 people have been tested, including students and faculty who were given first priority.
Dec. 31, 2020
Maricopa County Steps Up COVID-19 Vaccination Program
Maricopa County hopes to vaccinate more than 50,000 front line health care workers for coronavirus by the end of this week. After a rocky start, the county’s stations are operating at full capacity.
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Dec. 31, 2020
Ducey Order Aimed At Speeding Up Vaccine Distribution
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has issued an order that aims to streamline COVID-19 vaccinations and grow the number of places where people can get doses. The order was issued as the state health director announced that less than 20% of doses already sent to Arizona had been administered so far.
Dec. 31, 2020
Phoenix Offers Free Rapid COVID-19 Testing In January
The city of Phoenix will offer free coronavirus testing in a variety of locations to kick off the new year. The city has tested thousands of people through its mobile testing van since August.
Dec. 31, 2020
LaBaer: Arizona Again A COVID-19 Hotspot In Western U.S.
The COVID-19 pandemic has seen a significant spike in cases and hospitalizations recently in Arizona, and as a result, the state has once again emerged as one of the top hotspots in the west coast of the United States.
Dec. 30, 2020
Inspection At Phoenix Airport Leads To More Than 200K Fake N95 Masks
Federal authorities say the search of a shipment to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has led to the seizure of more than 200,00 counterfeit masks. The fake N95 face coverings were supposed to go to medical workers across the country.
Dec. 30, 2020
Nogales School Superintendent: Remote Learning To Continue
In the first semester of the school year, the Nogales Unified School District had 5,500 students learning online and provided about 2,000 Wi-Fi hotspots to families that requested them. In June, The Show spoke with the district’s superintendent, Fernando Parra. The Show spoke with him again recently for a check-in on how students and teachers are doing.
Dec. 30, 2020
Valleywise Doctor: More Than Two-Thirds In ICU Have COVID-19
Hospitals have been struggling to keep up with the state’s latest COVID-19 surge as bed capacity is being pushed to the limits. This week, area hospitals began diverting ambulances to other facilities and turning down transfers from other hospitals. Dr. Michael White is the chief clinical officer with Valleywise Health, and he spoke with The Show to describe what he’s seeing in their medical centers.
Dec. 30, 2020
Arizona Urgent Care Facilities See Increased Demand
As coronavirus cases surge in the state, hospital ICUs are being inundated by COVID-19 patients. Another residual effect of these spiking COVID-19 numbers on our health care system is the massive demand we’re seeing at urgent care facilities here as people turn to them instead of emergency rooms.
Dec. 30, 2020
APS To Expand Discount, Waiver Policies To Help Customers During Pandemic
Arizona Public Service has made changes to its eligibility and discount rules over the past year to help accommodate more customers who are affected by the pandemic. Now most of those changes will continue into 2021.
Dec. 30, 2020
Navajo Nation President Will Get Vaccine During Virtual Town Hall
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez says those 75 and older, as well as teachers, will be among the next eligible group to get the vaccine. Nez plans to set the example by getting the vaccine during Thursday’s virtual town hall meeting.
Dec. 30, 2020
Helping Navajo Elders, Homeless Flagstaff Residents Survive The Northern Arizona Winter
It’s the holiday season in northern Arizona, and so far, there hasn’t been a lot of snow. But nights are cold. From Flagstaff to remote stretches of the Navajo Nation, winter can be hard for the poor and the elderly. Fortunately, there are people who want to help.
Dec. 30, 2020
Fundraiser For Legislative Democrats Goes Virtual
A fundraiser for Democratic lawmakers that was scheduled to take place in person is going digital. The event is one of many that will be held during “hell week,” a mad dash of fundraisers before the next legislative session begins.
Dec. 30, 2020
Arizona Music Industry Sees Hope Through Save Our Stages Act
With the president’s decision to sign into law a $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill over the weekend, he also approved $15 billion for the Save Our Stages Act. The measure will provide a lifeline for independent music venues, but also other performance venues like Broadway theatres, as well as promoters, talent representatives, movie theaters and even museums and zoos. And for some, the help couldn’t have come any sooner.
Dec. 29, 2020
Hope Clashes With Grim Reality Of COVID-19 Numbers
While vaccines are being distributed, the threat of so-called COVID fatigue and lax adherence to public health guidelines is contributing to significant community spread. Now, only time will tell how the December holidays will impact our state.
Dec. 29, 2020
Chicken Coop For The Soul
Having someone — or something — to care for can be therapeutic. Pet adoptions have soared during the pandemic. That’s good for the animals as well as their humans. And that’s true for more than your average cat or dog. KJZZ producer Katie Campbell shares her experience raising chickens in 2020.
Dec. 29, 2020
Arizona Residents 75+ Moved Up Vaccine Priority List
Gov. Doug Ducey has moved residents 75 and older up the vaccine priority list, one week after a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory panel made the recommendation.
Dec. 29, 2020
Mexico Allows Private Distribution Of COVID-19 Vaccines
Along with the U.S., Mexico has begun administering COVID-19 vaccines to frontline workers. Mexico's president has announced that more vaccines are coming, and he’s authorizing some of it for public sale.
Dec. 28, 2020
Long-Term Care Residents Get COVID-19 Vaccinations
On Monday, CVS pharmacies officially began administering COVID-19 vaccinations to residents of long-term care facilities in Arizona. CVS is dispensing vaccines to more than 900 care facilities in the state over a 90-day period.
Dec. 28, 2020

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