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 outbreak in Arizona at the Department of Health Services's website

Click on each circle to get county case counts and other case data, as well as a link to that county's health department or COVID-19 website.

To get testing data, click on the county you're interested in when its boundary is highlighted. The information provided here is current through the date shown in the legend in the top right corner.

 

A custodian at Yavapai Regional Medical Center in Prescott was arrested on suspicion of stealing close to $1,700 worth of personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies from the hospital.
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What Are Farmers Biggest Concerns Right Now Amid Pandemic?
Farmers are facing a somewhat unique dilemma: there’s a shortage of workers to pick their crops, while at the same time, there are fewer places buying those fruits and vegetables, as restaurants close or shift to only take-out. The Show talked more about that with Dave Puglia, president and CEO of the Western Growers’ Association.
March 26, 2020
Such Amazing Stories Of Gratitude At Boys And Girls Club
There are still a lot of parents who can’t stay home with their kids. When Gov. Doug Ducey first announced school closures in our state, the Boys & Girls Club stepped up and said its facilities would largely remain open to help fill that need.
March 26, 2020
Sinema: Why Arizona Needs The Senates Relief Bill
The U.S. Senate has unanimously approved a $2 trillion dollar emergency relief bill. The Show spoke with her shortly before the Senate rallied around the bill yesterday.
March 26, 2020
Coronavirus Border Policies Take Toll On Asylum Seekers, Farmworkers
The Trump administration has rolled out a slew of policies to slow the spread of coronavirus across the U.S.-Mexico border. That includes closing the border to all nonessential travel, quickly removing migrants who enter the U.S. outside of legal ports of entry and putting asylum hearings on hold for migrants waiting in Mexico.
March 26, 2020
Arizona Unemployment Claims Soar As Businesses Close
The state Department of Economic Security reports there were more than 29,000 claims for unemployment insurance during the week of March 15.
March 26, 2020
Contraband Toilet Paper, Cleansers, Medication Hit Border Amid Pandemic
Smugglers along the U.S.-Mexico border are trying to traffic in the same contents now that are causing long lines and hoarding in American grocery stores: toilet paper and household cleaners.
March 26, 2020
Incarcerated People Near Death Await Arizona Gov. Duceys Signature For Release
Five incarcerated people who are near death are waiting on Gov. Doug Ducey's signature to be released from the Arizona Department of Corrections. The inmates are hoping for release before the coronavirus enters state prisons.
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March 26, 2020
Governor Calls For Feds To Ease SNAP Eligibility Requirements
Gov. Doug Ducey has announced a new series of protocols for dealing with the coronavirus in Arizona. First, he said he is asking the U.S. Depatment of Agriculture for permission to add prepared and hot meals from grocery stores to the list of benefit items covered under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or food stamps.
March 26, 2020
Some Arizona Hair And Nail Salons Remain Open
The Arizona Board of Cosmetology has been criticized for not closing down hair and nail salons across the state. The one problem? The board’s executive director, Kim Scoplitte says only the individual businesses or the governor has the authority to shut down the businesses.
March 26, 2020
Amid A Pandemic, How Are Grandparents Raising Kids Coping?
Nearly 60,000 Arizona children are being raised by their grandparents. But with the coronavirus pandemic and calls for older adults to stay away from public spaces and practice social distancing, how are Arizona's “grandfamilies” coping with what feels like an impossible situation at times?
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March 26, 2020
UA Scientists Manufacturing Coronavirus Test Kits
The coronavirus pandemic has severely strained key medical resources, including testing supplies. Scientists at the University of Arizona are pitching in to help. Scientists at the UA Health Sciences Biorepository have begun making specimen collection kits for coronavirus testing.
March 25, 2020
Sonoran Governor Declares Health Emergency, Orders Businesses Closed
Businesses necessary Sonora, Arizona’s neighbor to the south, has declared a health emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Claudia Pavlovich made the announcement in a video released Wednesday and said measures would be rolled out over the next 72 hours.
March 25, 2020
Protesters Block Southbound Border Traffic In Nogales Over Pandemic
On Wednesday afternoon, protesters in Nogales, Sonora, blocked motorists trying to cross south into Mexico. They were demanding tougher action from the Mexican federal government to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
March 25, 2020
Sinema: Federal Coronavirus Bill Could Provide More Relief For AZ
The U.S. Senate is expected to vote Wednesday on a more than $2 trillion coronavirus response bill that includes economic relief for various sectors and everyday people.
March 25, 2020
What To Do If A Household Member Must Work Outside The Home
Millions are working from home to slow the spread of the coronavirus. But one listener wanted to know what to do if a child or partner has to work outside the home. KJZZ News put the question to Will Humble of the Arizona Public Health Association.
March 25, 2020
Mexican President Announces New Pandemic Measures
Mexico’s president has been criticized for his loose strategies against the coronavirus outbreak and for not following social distancing. But the Mexican leader is announcing part of his economic plans to face the pandemic — and some changes in his social conduct.
March 25, 2020
Globe Shutting Down Bars, Dine-In Operations
The city of Globe east of Phoenix will shutter its bars and movie theaters and restrict dine-in eating options despite having no confirmed coronavirus cases in Gila County. It’s the first city in the county to do so. Globe Mayor Al Gameros said he decided to take this proactive step anyways because of the influx of tourists that his city is seeing on the weekends.
March 25, 2020
Navajo Access To Water Compounds Response To Coronavirus
As health officials urge us to wash hands to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, two million Americans without access to clean running water have become some of the most vulnerable. On Tuesday the Navajo Nation reported 49 cases of COVID-19.
March 25, 2020
Arizona Hospitals Eagerly Await Federal Aid
Hospitals in Arizona are anxious about their workers, capacities, and bottom lines as a surge in coronavirus cases is expected. There’s hope a federal stimulus package can soften the blow from a ban on elective surgeries.
March 25, 2020
AZ Health Department: State Needs To Nearly Double Hospital Bed Capacity
Arizona needs to nearly double its capacity of hospital beds by the end of May to handle a projected rush due to the coronavirus.
March 25, 2020

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