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 Graham and Greenlee counties, which come directly from their respective health departments. Each has their counts registered as “< 3” by AZDHS, but their health departments provide 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.

 

Phoenix Trump Rally Organizers, Secret Service Agents Test Positive For Coronavirus
Trump campaign advisor Kimberly Guilfoyle and several Secret Service agents tested positive for COVID-19 Friday, less than two weeks after organizing and attending a campaign rally at a north Phoenix church.
9 hours ago
Beauty Retailer Glossier Delays Phoenix Opening
Many businesses are being affected by the coronavirus and some — like those in the beauty industry — face unique challenges.
March 14, 2020
Phoenix Closes Senior Centers, Suspends Evictions From City-Owned Housing
The city of Phoenix is shutting down its senior centers, suspending city-sponsored public gatherings, and imposing a moratorium on evictions from city-owned public housing. Mayor Kate Gallego says there’s no estimate on when these services could be re-established.
March 13, 2020
Blood Banks Seeing Shortages As The Coronavirus Fears Increase
Fears over the coronavirus have led to a drop in blood donations, which is endangering those in need of transfusions. More than 100 blood drives and donor appointments have been canceled in recent days. The coronavirus is spread through respiratory droplets, and the risk of spreading the virus through blood is minimal.
March 13, 2020
Phoenix Mother Of 5 Worries School Closure Will Hurt Her Financially
The Alhambra Elementary School District announced Thursday afternoon that it’s closing all of its schools starting Monday until further notice in response to the global coronavirus outbreak. One Phoenix mother has two childcare choices: hire an expensive sitter or take time off work. She said both will hurt her finances.
March 13, 2020
How Coronavirus Could Affect Phoenix Spending On Police, Fire, Parks
The coronavirus outbreak and economic uncertainty is creating challenges for local governments as they plan their budgets. Going into the next fiscal year that starts July 1, Phoenix has a general fund surplus of about $28 million.
March 13, 2020
What Does It Mean To Self-Quarantine, And How Are People Handling It?
As the coronavirus — and concerns about it — continue to spread, a number of people who may have been exposed to the virus have said they were going to self-quarantine. To talk through how people are handling this, The Show talked with Dr. Cecilia Rosales with the University of Arizona College of Public Health. She's also the associate dean for the Phoenix campus.
March 13, 2020
Economist Discusses Impacts Coronavirus Could Have
Gov. Doug Ducey this week acknowledged the virus is having an effect on the economy but told reporters Arizona is in a better financial position to handle it than it has been in years. To talk more about the potential impact on the budget is economist Jim Rounds.
March 13, 2020
How Will AZs Hospitality Industry Be Affected By Cancellations?
As every industry across the country prepares for the economic impact of the coronavirus, leaders in the region’s hospitality sector are bracing for an especially hard hit. To discuss the anticipated impact and how the region’s hospitality industry, The Show spoke with Debbie Johnson, executive director of the Arizona Office of Tourism.
March 13, 2020
WATCH: Trump Press Conference Regarding The Coronavirus
President Donald Trump is giving a press conference regarding coronavirus at the White House Rose Garden. Watch live.
March 13, 2020
List Of Arizona School Closures
Schools around Arizona have announced they would close because of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. Here's a list of confirmed closures. Check back for updates. If you know of a school closure, email [email protected] or reach out on Twitter @kjzzphoenix.
March 13, 2020
Coronavirus Concerns Spur Some Arizona Schools To Plan Closures
Despite the governor’s decision for schools to remain open, four large school districts in metro Phoenix announced late Thursday that they would shut down because of the new coronavirus. Widespread shutdowns were not necessary at this point because there isn't a broad spread of the virus, said Jessica Rigler, assistant director at the state Department of Health Services.
List Of Arizona School Closures
March 13, 2020
Major League Baseball Cancels Spring Training
A day after the NBA abruptly suspended its season, other major sports leagues followed suit, and the NCAA even canceled its annual March Madness basketball tournament. On Thursday morning, some spring training games were canceled due to rain. Hours later, Major League Baseball made it permanent: spring training is over.
March 12, 2020
More Arizona Colleges Canceling In-Person Classes
Northern Arizona University became the latest school to respond to the coronavirus by canceling in-person classes wherever possible.
March 12, 2020
Phoenix Will Stop Shutting Off Water For Nonpayment
Phoenix residents who are behind on their utility bill will still be assured access to water amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus. Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego announced the city will stop shutting off water for nonpayment.
March 12, 2020
Public Access To The Arizona Capitol Will Be Limited
Due to the coronavirus, top lawmakers say public access to the Arizona Capitol will be limited. Effective Friday, the public will be barred from the House and Senate galleries.
March 12, 2020
How The Sports World Is Responding To The Coronavirus Outbreak
The Pac-12 has joined other conferences, including the Big 10, Big East and Southeastern Conference in cancelling the rest of their basketball tournaments, due to concerns over the coronavirus. Kendall Baker, sports editor for Axios, joined The Show to talk about how the sports world is responding to the pandemic.
March 12, 2020
Ducey Declares Statewide Public Health Emergency
Following reports of three new possible coronavirus cases in Arizona, Gov. Doug Ducey has declared a statewide public health emergency. The declaration frees up tools to help combat the spread of the coronavirus. The Department of Health Services, led by state health Director Cara Christ, will now coordinate the state’s ongoing response. And state officials now have access to $500,000 in emergency funds.
March 11, 2020
3 New Presumptive Coronavirus Cases Reported In Arizona
Three new presumptive cases of the coronavirus were reported Wednesday in Arizona, bringing the state’s total to nine. The new cases are in Maricopa and Pima counties. No deaths have been reported in the state as of Wednesday afternoon.
March 11, 2020
ASU Announces In-Person Classes Will Be Moved Online
Spring break at Arizona State University ends this weekend, but students won’t be back in classrooms on Monday. In an email to the ASU community, President Michael Crow announced that in-person classes will be moved online "wherever possible."
March 11, 2020
MCCCD Board Considers Emergency Powers For Chancellor
In order to swiftly and effectively respond to the coronavirus, the Maricopa County Community College District Governing Board acknowledged its own limitations. At a Tuesday night work session, the board was presented with the college system’s response so far.
March 11, 2020

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