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.

 

Daily Star: More Than 1,000 Students Missing From Schools
As many schools have gone virtual, and then in-person, and then virtual again over the last nine months, it’s made education difficult for a lot of kids and families in the state. But there is also a sizable group of students who have just gone missing as a result.
23 minutes ago
UA President Weary Of COVID-19 Case Increases
University of Arizona President Robert Robbins has growing concerns about the significant rise in COVID cases in Arizona. As a result, the university is planning on a testing blitz from Nov. 9-15.
Nov. 2, 2020
2 Cardinals Players Test Positive For COVID-19
With the U.S. setting global records for daily COVID-19 cases, coronavirus is affecting nearly every segment of the country, including the sports world. Two unidentified members of the Arizona Cardinals are among the latest football players to test positive for COVID-19.
Nov. 2, 2020
Sky Harbor To Travelers: Wear A Mask, Check Restrictions
For those preparing to fly this holiday season, Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport officials have a few reminders. Sky Harbor and its planes have a mask mandate, and the Transportation Security Administration is allowing certain items through sec
Nov. 2, 2020
Health Director Warns About Family Gatherings During Holiday Season
As the country is seeing spikes in coronavirus cases and Arizona is seeing its biggest increases in months, the Arizona Department of Health Services warns of the risk of family gatherings this holiday season.
Nov. 2, 2020
Navajo Nation Warns Of COVID-19 Community Spread
As coronavirus cases ramp up in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah, the Navajo Department of Health is warning of possible community spread.
Oct. 31, 2020
COVID-19 Cases In ICE Detention Centers Outpaced Rest Of U.S.
A new study finds COVID-19 cases rose faster in Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centers this spring and summer than elsewhere in the U.S. Testing increases alone did not explain the rise.
Oct. 31, 2020
AEA Sends Scathing Letter To Ducey On School Safety During Pandemic
The Arizona Education Association, which represents teachers’ statewide, has sent Gov. Ducey a scathing letter requesting a meeting with him on ideas for a statewide school reopening plan.
Oct. 30, 2020
Schools Superintendent Says She Didnt Ask For Change In Benchmarks
The Arizona Department of Health Services updated that document last week to say school leaders should prepare to transition to virtual learning if their county’s three COVID-19 benchmarks are in the red. Previous guidance issued in August only required one benchmark in the red.
Oct. 30, 2020
Despite COVID-19 Uptick, Nursing Home Visits Continue
Despite an uptick in coronavirus cases, long-term care facilities are reporting that family visits are going well. Dana Kennedy, the state director of AARP Arizona, said nice weather allows for safer outdoor visits.
Oct. 30, 2020
Study: Adults 55 And Older Face Higher Unemployment Rates
COVID-19 has exposed the role ageism plays in our society. And it’s not just the very old that it’s hurting. A study has found that people 55 and up now face higher unemployment rates than mid-career workers.
Oct. 30, 2020
Día De Muertos Globalizes, But The Pandemic Threatens It
This weekend, many will celebrate the Día de Muertos, or Day of the Dead, holidays. The tradition, deeply rooted in Mexico’s culture, is expanding across the world, but it’s also being threatened by the spread of the coronavirus.
Oct. 30, 2020
Ducey Attends Trump Rallies Against State Health Directors Advice
Gov. Doug Ducey has been a consistent presence at those large rallies of mostly mask-less Trump supporters, even while the state’s health director warns that the coronavirus can spread even among small gatherings, and while Arizona’s COVID-19 trends are heading in the wrong direction.
Oct. 29, 2020
Ducey Isnt Considering Raising Unemployment Payments
Arizona’s maximum unemployment benefit of just $240 per week is the nation’s second-lowest. But Ducey says it’s up to the federal government, not the state, to aid individuals in the pandemic economy.
Oct. 29, 2020
Doctors Urge Arizonans To Vote Safely As COVID-19 Spreads
Friday is the last day for early in-person voting in Arizona. A group of doctors is encouraging voters to use early voting options and to remember health precautions to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
Oct. 29, 2020
What AZ Should Be Doing To Fight The COVID-19 Surge
The virus is surging again in Arizona and elsewhere. Gov. Doug Ducey appears unwilling to consider another stay-at-home order as healthcare workers are bracing for another wave of patients and deaths.
Oct. 29, 2020
Frustration And Fear Persist For Out-Of-Work Arizonans
The thousands of Arizonans who have been unemployed long-term are struggling. Jobless Arizonans report challenges finding new work, bureaucratic hangups when trying to file for unemployment insurance, and difficulty getting by on the state's low unemployment payments.
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Oct. 29, 2020
Health Dept. Changes Recommendations For Schools
Under its latest version of the "Safely Returning to In-Person Instruction" document, the Arizona Department of Health Services says school leaders should prepare to transition to virtual learning if their county’s three COVID-19 benchmarks are in the red. Previous guidance issued in August only required one benchmark in the red.
Oct. 28, 2020
Ducey Announces Additional $7M For Housing Assistance
Gov. Doug Ducey is putting another $7 million toward housing assistance in Arizona. This comes about two months before the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's nationwide moratorium on evictions is set to expire.
Oct. 28, 2020
After More Than A Month, Ducey Will Brief Media
Ducey held nearly weekly briefings on COVID-19 throughout spring and summer, but he has not met with reporters specifically to discuss the virus since Sept. 24.
Oct. 28, 2020
Phoenix ER Doc Reflects On Whats Changed
The Show spoke with Valley emergency room physician Dr. Benjamin Reeser five months ago when hospitalizations here were rising. And this week, as Arizona is facing a second wave of COVID-19, This Show is going back to some of those voices heard early on on this pandemic, including Dr. Reeser.
Oct. 28, 2020

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