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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.


Lowell Observatory reopens to the public next month
After closing its doors 20 months ago due to COVID-19 concerns, Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff will reopen for general admission on Nov. 15.
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
Biden Praises Phoenix Union Superintendent For Mask Mandate
President Biden called school district superintendents in Arizona and Florida this week to praise them for implementing mask requirements, despite laws banning mask mandates put in place by the states’ governors.
Aug. 14, 2021
AZ Health Department Reports 3,000+ COVID Cases For 2nd Straight Day
The Arizona Department of Health Services is reporting a second straight day of more than 3,000 new COVID-19 cases. The state reported 3,418 additional cases on Saturday, along with 1,601 Covid-19 inpatients in state hospitals.
Aug. 14, 2021
Touring Musicians, Venues Struggle With COVID-19 Case Spike
Musicians are beginning to play shows at indoor venues around Arizona, but the recent spike in cases is beginning to make some bands second-guess that decision. Ed Masley, music reporter for the Arizona Republic, joined The Show to talk about what's happening at Arizona clubs and venues.
Aug. 14, 2021
Cardinals Begin Preseason After Training Camp COVID-19 Struggles
The Arizona Cardinals are set to play their first preseason game Friday against the Dallas Cowboys. Multiple players have been exposed to COVID-19 throughout their training camp, which, under new National Football League rules, may affect their win-loss record this season.
Aug. 13, 2021
Mexico Hits New Record For Daily COVID-19 Cases
Daily coronavirus cases hit new record highs this week in Mexico. On Thursday, Mexico’s health ministry posted nearly 25,000 daily confirmed cases of COVID-19 nationwide — the second-straight record-setting day this week.
Aug. 13, 2021
CDC Report: Vaccine Benefits Far Outweigh Side-Effect Risks
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has continued to recommend the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines despite rare follow-on cases of heart inflammation. Now, the group also finds the rewards of using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine outweigh the risks of rare side effects.
As COVID-19 Cases Rise, More Arizonans Are Getting Vaccinated
Aug. 13, 2021
As COVID-19 Cases Rise, More In AZ Getting Vaccinated
COVID-19 cases are soaring in Arizona. But the pace of vaccinations in the state appears to be picking up in response.
Aug. 13, 2021
Dignity Health To Require COVID Vaccine For Employees
With the state averaging more than 2,700 new COVID-19 cases daily, ICUs are filling up even as hospitals report staffing shortages. Now, Dignity Health has announced it will require all employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by Nov. 1.
Aug. 13, 2021
We Dont Want To Bring It Home: AZ Parents, Students Share Why They Want Masks At School
Before the COVID-19 pandemic began, high student Liliana Dulaney was studying ballet at the Arizona School for the Arts, a Phoenix charter school. But after COVID-19 struck, dance practices and performances came to a halt.
Education Advocates Launch Lawsuit Against AZ Mask Mandate Ban
Aug. 13, 2021
As Cases Rise, Navajo Nation Plans More COVID-19 Restrictions
The Navajo Nation plans to reinstate some COVID-19 restrictions as cases on the reservation rise. “It’s not time for us to stop following these protocols," said President Jonathan Nez.
Aug. 12, 2021
2021 Phoenix Film Festival Opens With Pandemic Changes
The Phoenix Film Festival started 21 years ago, and its latest incarnation begins Aug. 12. It’s typically held in the spring, but the pandemic caused schedule shifts of all kinds, so the festival is presenting a summer version of sorts.
Aug. 12, 2021
MCCCD Joining AZ Public Universities In Requiring Masks
The Maricopa County Community College District has announced it will reinstate its indoor masking requirements. Masks will now be required in all 10 of its colleges across the Phoenix metro area, the district said in a Thursday statement.
Aug. 12, 2021
Nurses Are Exhausted And Getting Angry
The delta variant has seen a spike in COVID-19 cases across the U.S. Hospitals are preparing for surges in cases while dealing with staffing shortages and more. To learn how Arizona nurses are faring, The Show spoke with Dawna Cato, chief executive officer of the Arizona Nurses Association.
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Aug. 11, 2021
All 3 Of Arizonas Public Universities Will Require Masks In Classrooms
All three of Arizona's public universities will require masks in classrooms and other indoor settings, despite an executive order by Gov. Doug Ducey and new state law banning mask mandates in public colleges and universities were passed. The schools made separate announcements on Wednesday.
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Aug. 11, 2021
Younger Sonoran Border Residents To Soon Receive 2nd Vaccine Dose
Despite the progress made in the border vaccination effort, Mexican officials say an easing of northbound crossing restrictions is unlikely later this month.
Aug. 10, 2021
Pima Board Votes No On School Mask Mandate
The Pima County Board of Supervisors voted on Monday against a proposal that would have required their K-12 students to wear masks at schools.
Aug. 10, 2021
Banner Health Currently Short More Than 1,000 Nurses
Arizona is now averaging more than 2,700 new COVID-19 cases per day — more than four times what the state was reporting a month ago. As hospitalizations climb, hospitals are once again concerned over staffing shortages.
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Aug. 10, 2021