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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.


San Carlos, Guaymas Pandemic Closures Contrast With Previous Measures
While enforcement appears to be more lax, one San Carlos business owner says his establishment and others will voluntarily comply with the stricter rules.
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Medical Association President Wants Doctors To Be Resource For Policymakers
The Arizona Medical Association has a new president: Dr. Miriam Anand. An allergist and immunologist practicing in the East Valley, Dr. Anand has taken the post for a one-year term as Arizona continues to try to get as many people vaccinated against COVID-19 as possible and move beyond the pandemic.
May 17, 2021
Health Director Concerned By CDCs Unmasking Rules
There’s been a lot of confusion about when — and where — to wear masks since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s announcement that vaccinated people can take off their masks in most places. It came as a surprise to many of us who haven’t shown the bottom half of our faces in public almost at all for the last year.
May 17, 2021
AZ Health Experts See Bright Future
Arizona health officials reported 468 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths Monday morning. Nearly 44% of Arizonans have received at least one shot. Arizona Public Health Association Director Will Humble says there seems to be a brighter future coming soon, but it is still unknown how long vaccines will remain effective.
May 17, 2021
Scientists Call For More Research Into COVID-19 Origins
A group of scientists has published a letter in the journal Science calling for further investigation into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic to mitigate the risk of future outbreaks. The joint China-World Health Organization findings released in March left many questions unanswered.
May 17, 2021
Provider Partners With Phoenix To Vaccinate Underserved Communities
Adelante Healthcare, in partnership with the city of Phoenix, provided vaccines again this weekend to those in underserved area codes. The event at Cesar Chavez Library is the third in a series of vaccination events, mostly located in south Phoenix. All three approved vaccines were made available, with walk-ins accepted.
May 16, 2021
Pima County Supervisors Vote To Drop Mask Mandate
Pima County’s board of supervisors voted to rescind its mask mandate, just a day after the CDC issued guidance easing mask recommendations for people vaccinated against COVID-19. From the Fronteras Desk in Tucson, KJZZ’s Michel Marizco reports.
May 14, 2021
CDC: With Both Shots, mRNA Vaccines 94% Effective
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released the results of its largest study yet of the real-world effectiveness of mRNA vaccinations among health care workers.
May 14, 2021
CDC Says Fully Vaccinated People Can Unmask
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday COVID-19 vaccines are effective enough that fully vaccinated Americans don’t need face masks anymore in most settings. About a third of Arizona’s population is now fully vaccinated.
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May 13, 2021
Vaccinations Begin For Arizona Kids 12 To 15 Years Old
Children 12 to 15 years old can now be vaccinated against COVID-19 in Arizona. The Pfizer vaccine got federal approval this week for younger teens, and pediatricians are encouraging parents to sign their kids up.
May 13, 2021
ADE Allocating $16M In Relief Funds To Various Initiatives
The Arizona Department of Education is allocating an additional $16 million of its discretionary COVID-19 relief funds, it announced Tuesday. The money is part of the $135.5 million in discretionary funds that the department received from two federal COVID-19 relief packages.
May 12, 2021
Report: Teens Turn To Social Media For Health Help During Pandemic
Nearly 40% of teens reported symptoms of moderate to severe depression last year, amidst the pandemic, but social media has been a key in helping them stay connected.
May 12, 2021
Kids 12-15 Could Get Vaccinated As Early As Thursday
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the Pfizer vaccine for use in kids 12 to 15 years old, and a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention committee will meet Wednesday to vote on emergency use authorization for the vaccine. Arizona kids could start getting shots as early as Thursday.
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May 11, 2021
Sonora Now 1 Of 14 Mexican States At Green, Lowest COVID-19 Risk
Sonora, Arizona’s neighbor to the south, is now at green, or low risk, on the Mexican pandemic semáforo — or traffic light — scale. Over the last month, new daily cases and deaths have been trending down in the state.
May 10, 2021
Whats Behind Rise In COVID-19 Cases Among Kids?
The share of new COVID-19 cases that are among children has been on the rise. At the same time, we might see Emergency Use Authorization granted as early as this week for the Pfizer vaccine for kids 12 and older.
May 10, 2021
Humble: Vaccines For 12+ Will Help AZ Reach Herd Immunity
Arizona’s COVID-19 numbers have reached a plateau, but the executive director of the Arizona Public Health Association says there’s still much to be done.
May 10, 2021
Q&AZ: Can AZ COVID-19 Death Rate Truly Be So High?
Tragically, Arizona’s rate of death from COVID-19 has been among the highest in the nation, with more than 17,000 lives lost. It’s a shocking number, so one listener asked through KJZZ's Q&AZ reporting project how the total gets calculated, and if it’s possible the number is inflated.
May 10, 2021
Group Resumes Delivery Of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine To Homebound Seniors
Late last month, the Arizona Department of Health Services resumed use of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine following a safety review. For providers in rural parts of the state, it was good news. They were able to continue vaccinating homebound seniors.
May 7, 2021
Schools Seeing Relief, Conflicts Since AZ Lifted Mask Mandate
Two weeks ago, the governor issued an executive order that rescinded the state’s mask mandate for schools. Districts that have made masks optional since then say they aren't seeing a change in COVID-19 cases and transmission within their schools. But the AEA says the action has renewed tensions inside and outside of classroom, and even led to conflicts.
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May 7, 2021
AZ Demand For COVID-19 Vaccines Continues To Decline
More than half of Arizona adults have now had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. But the average number of shots administered each day in our state continues to fall.
May 6, 2021
Navajo Nation Sends Cloth Masks To India
India leads the world in new coronavirus cases, with hundreds of thousands of infections per day and a staggering death toll. The Navajo Nation recently sent 1,200 cloth masks to India.
May 5, 2021