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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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UA Starts Semester With Reminder On COVID-19 Safety Practices
During a Monday press conference, university President Robert Robbins said he expects individuals will wear masks in indoor areas where they are required and also urged students and employees to get tested for COVID-19 regular and get vaccinated against the virus.
Aug. 23, 2021
Cell Changes Due To Age Could Explain COVID-19 Severity
COVID-19 tends to strike seniors much harder than kids, although infants with the disease face greater likelihood of time in the ICU or even death. New lung tissue research suggests a possible reason for this pattern, and it's tied directly to how coronavirus infects the body.
Aug. 23, 2021
Parents Weigh In On Latest Efforts Against Mask Mandates
Navajo mother Ginger Torres, and her kids, know firsthand just how devastating COVID-19 can be after family members contracted the virus.
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Aug. 23, 2021
Arizona AG: Businesses Can Require COVID-19 Vaccine
Private businesses in Arizona are free to require that their workers be vaccinated against COVID-19, Attorney General Mark Brnovich has concluded. He said companies have right to make the same demand of customers.v But the attorney general, in a 40-page legal opinion issued Friday, said neither of those rights is absolute.
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Aug. 21, 2021
Pima County Seeing Rise In New COVID-19 Infections
Pima County is continuing to see a rise in new COVID-19 infections. “This is a very high number for us overall. Our number is approximately 168 cases per 100,000. This is [a significant increase] compared to where we were three to four weeks ago," said Dr. Theresa Cullen is the county’s health director.
Aug. 20, 2021
Chandler Districts Board Votes Not To Require Masks
The Chandler Unified School District’s governing board voted Thursday to not change it’s COVID-19 mitigation plan. This means the East Valley district will not follow the at least two dozen districts requiring masks.
Aug. 20, 2021
Republican Lawmakers Packed Budget With Policies, Regulations. Was That Unconstitutional?
Two lawsuits filed against the state of Arizona claim that new laws adopted by Republican legislators as part of the state budget are unconstitutional. But it’s not the substance of the laws that are at issue, it’s the way Republicans approved them.
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Aug. 20, 2021
Ducey Pushes Back On Bidens Criticism Of School Mask Mandate Bans
Gov. Doug Ducey is pushing back against President Joe Biden’s threats to come after governors trying to block mask policies at K-12 public schools with his own criticism of the Biden administration.
Aug. 19, 2021
Researchers Working To Combat Spread Of Delta Variant
COVID-19 cases are continuing to grow consistently, even as more Arizonans are getting vaccinated. And late next month, the federal government is expected to begin offering booster shots as a way of stopping the delta variant’s expansion in its tracks. In the meantime, researchers and scientists are doing their best to learn more.
Aug. 19, 2021
Biden Announces Plans To Go After Bans On Mask Policies
The Biden administration is planning to go after states such as Arizona that are trying to block mask mandates at K-12 public schools, President Joe Biden announced in a Wednesday press conference.
Ducey Dangles Federal Funding To Discourage Schools From Masks
Aug. 18, 2021
Banner ICUs Now As Full As During Last Summers COVID-19 Surge
In a press conference Wednesday, Banner Health Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Marjorie Bessel said ICUs are now as full as they were during last summer’s peak surge. But fewer ICU beds are occupied by COVID-19 patients.
Aug. 18, 2021
Tempe Pushes For 75% Vaccination Rate By Labor Day
COVID-19 cases continue to climb in Arizona and the city of Tempe has set an ambitious goal to get 75% of residents vaccinated by Labor Day.
Aug. 17, 2021
Will Vaccinated People Need Booster Shots Now? ASU Expert Weighs In
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now recommending a third dose of a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine for some immunocompromised people. The agency is also considering recommending booster shots for all adults.
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Aug. 17, 2021
Ducey Dangles Federal Funding To Discourage Arizona Schools From Mandating Masks
In an effort to discourage Arizona public school leaders from requiring students and staff wear masks, Gov. Doug Ducey is offering grants to boost per pupil funding in public and charter schools, as well as provide grants to parents who want to send their kids to different schools.
List: Arizona School Districts Requiring Masks For 2021-2022
Aug. 17, 2021
Banner Health Opens New Pediatric Behavioral Unit In Glendale
The pandemic threw into sharp relief the mental health challenges faced by many populations in the U.S. One of the worst is kids.
Aug. 17, 2021
Ducey Moves To Block Vaccine Mandates For City Workers
Gov. Doug Ducey is moving to block cities and counties from telling their workers they have to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Aug. 16, 2021
More School Districts Requiring Masks Following Court Ruling
School districts in the Valley and in Tucson are announcing they will require masks in its schools starting Tuesday. The move is in reaction to a ruling on the lawsuit against the Phoenix Union High School District’s mask requirement.
List: Arizona School Districts Requiring Masks For 2021-2022
Aug. 16, 2021
UA: Mask Requirement Not In Violation Of State Law
Last week, the state’s three public universities announced they will require everyone to wear face coverings in certain settings regardless of vaccination status. These policies are centered on campus safety and consistent with state law, said University of Arizona President Robert Robbins.
Aug. 16, 2021
Judge: Phoenix District Can Keep Mask Rule, At Least For Now
That the Phoenix Union High School District mask mandate can be enforced, at least for now. A judge ruled Monday that a state law banning districts from requiring students and staff to wear masks hasn’t yet taken effect.
Aug. 16, 2021
Study Stumbles But Raises Awareness About Long COVID-19
Recently, a survey of self-reported Long COVID-19 sufferers garnered attention for listing more than 200 symptoms across 10 organ systems. Though it supported only limited conclusions, the study brought new attention to a condition that still afflicts 20-30% of people who have had the virus.
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Aug. 16, 2021