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.


Unemployed Arizonans Call For Additional Federal Aid
Congress is at an impasse over the federal government’s next coronavirus relief package. But the extra $600 per week in unemployment payments provided by the CARES Act expired at the end of July, and many jobless Arizonans say they need help now.
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Maricopa County Health Officials Issue Guidance On Masks In Schools
The Maricopa County Department of Public Health issued new guidance Monday for face masks in school settings as schools and parents get ready for potential in-person classes in August. The guidelines are recommendations, and not a mandate, the department said.
July 21, 2020
Testing At Long-Term Care Facilities Not Happening The Way It Should
Last week, the trade group that represents many nursing homes and assisted living facilities across the country sent a letter to all U.S. governors sounding the alarm of impending outbreaks of COVID-19. One reason: testing. The lack of regular testing and rapid results has plagued Arizona’s long-term care facilities — and without that, it’s practically impossible to stop the virus in its tracks.
July 21, 2020
Officials Take Issue As Mexico Lowers Sonoran COVID-19 Risk Level
The Mexican federal government says Sonora, the Mexican state to Arizona’s south, no longer has the most serious rating on a national pandemic scale. For the coming week, Sonora will be considered orange, a step below red, where it had been for a number of weeks.
July 20, 2020
These Valley Metro Express Bus Routes Are Adding Back Trips July 27
Select Valley Metro express buses will return to their normal schedule on July 27 after being cut back due to COVID-19. Valley Metro’s Brittany Hoffman cited an increase of in-person work in Phoenix as the reason for the schedule change.
July 20, 2020
Some Businesses Asking Customers To Look For Loose Change
If you’ve got some spare change lying around, or filling up your piggy bank, there are companies that’d like to get their hands on it. There is a bit of a coin shortage in the United States due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and there are a few reasons for that.
July 20, 2020
Concern Grows About Food Security For Arizona Kids
Food insecurity has remained at elevated levels since the pandemic began, and for kids, the situation is even worse. The Show spoke with Angie Rodgers, the president and CEO of the Association of Arizona Food Banks, for what can be done for kids here in Arizona.
July 20, 2020
Phil Boas: A Day In The Life Of The Coronavirus Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has been deeply affecting our lives for months — from health problems to job losses to interruptions of our daily activities. The Republic’s Editorial Board and its newsroom teamed up to tell the story of a day in the life of the pandemic and talked with a number of state leaders.
July 20, 2020
AZ Hospital Visitation Policies Must Comply With ADA
Many Arizona hospitals have had to restrict visitors because of the coronavirus pandemic. But for people with certain disabilities like autism or Down syndrome, that restriction may have done more harm than good.
July 20, 2020
Former Health Director: Theres No Evidence COVID-19 Is Seasonal
When COVID-19 first appeared, some experts were predicting a seasonality to the virus, and that it would weaken as the summer approached. But now with summer in full swing, states like Arizona, Florida and Texas have been seeing surges in cases.
July 20, 2020
Tribal Nations To Receive Funding To Meet Transportation Needs
The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Arizona tribes more than $4 million to support transit operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding is part of the CARES Act and will help tribal governments with local transportation.
July 20, 2020
Old Liquor Licenses Cause New Problems For Some Restaurants
Many older restaurants across Arizona invested in Series 6 bar licenses due to their value and flexibility. But under Gov. Doug Ducey's executive order closing all bars with Series 6 licenses, these restaurants are in limbo.
July 20, 2020
ASU Student Lab Creates 2 Cheap, Portable PPE Cleaners
Shortages created by the COVID-19 pandemic have forced people to reuse personal protective equipment like N95 masks. Now, Arizona State University’s Luminosity Lab has developed two systems to make cleaning PPE portable and affordable.
July 20, 2020
AZs Unemployment Provides Less Than Other States
The CARES Act provided an extra $600 a week to people out of work. That comes to an end July 25. At that point, Arizona will return to a maximum weekly payment of just $240 — the second-lowest benefit cap in the country.
July 20, 2020
How Peoria Is Helping Local Businesses During COVID-19 Pandemic
In March, the city of Peoria created a Small Business Task Force and provided free banners to local restaurants operating during the pandemic. Now, the city is offering more printed and digital marketing materials.
July 19, 2020
AIA Director: HS Sports Likely To Continue In The Fall
High school seniors vying for athletic scholarships might still get a chance to play fall sports this year. The Arizona Interscholastic Association, which manages high school sports in the state, is planning for a full schedule of fall high school sports.
July 19, 2020
Arizona Domestic Violence Shelters Struggle During Pandemic
A new domestic violence shelter survey shows fundraising shortfalls since the start of the pandemic. Arizona shelters also report needing more personal protective gear and say they don’t have the space to maintain social distancing.
July 18, 2020
GCU Delaying Fall Semester, In-Person Classes Due To COVID-19
Grand Canyon University announced Friday that it’s pushing back the start of in-person classes and its fall semester due to the surge of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Arizona.
July 17, 2020
Sonoran Capital COVID-19 Cases Expected To Peak Soon
Declines could be seen as soon as the last two weeks of July or early August. But that assumes that mobility and other factors don't change much.
July 17, 2020
Gov. Ducey Pleads With Arizonans To Mask Up
Stopping short of issuing a statewide mask mandate, Gov. Ducey stressed the need to de-politicize one of the most clinically proven ways of preventing the spread of the coronavirus.
July 17, 2020
COVID-19 Testing Strike Force Sites Open In South Phoenix, Maryvale
The goal is to provide 2,500 free tests per day at each site. The state says test results will be available within 48 hours. Participants also will receive free cloth face coverings.
July 17, 2020