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.
5 hours ago
Ducey Addresses 2 Very Loud Lobbies Opposed To Pandemic Orders
Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday that he’s drowning out the noise from vocal "lobbies" who aren't happy with his orders during the pandemic.
July 17, 2020
Sonoyta Installs Health Filters, Urges Tourists To Reconsider Travel
In early July protesters in a border town in Sonora, Mexico, turned away U.S. visitors — many on their way to the beach town Rocky Point. Now, protesters have removed their blockade. But local officials are installing their own so-called health checkpoint at the border to discourage nonessential travel during the pandemic.
July 17, 2020
Arizona COVID-19 Patients Being Sent To New Mexico
People who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Arizona are being transferred to New Mexico hospitals because of staffing shortages and a lack of bed space, under a federal law that requires hospitals to accept patients from neighboring states if beds are available.
July 17, 2020
Navajo President Asks Residents To Remain Vigilant
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez has asked residents to remain vigilant in the fight against COVID-19. In a town hall broadcast, he warned those who were going off reservation to attend sporting events that it’s not worth the risk of being hospitalized.
July 17, 2020
Arizona To Start COVID-19 Testing Assisted Living Facilities
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to spike in Arizona, and the population hardest hit are older adults living in long-term care facilities. There has been some testing, but not enough. And residents and staff in the state’s roughly 2,500 assisted living facilities have yet to be tested at all. But that could change.
July 17, 2020
HonorHealth Intensive Care Units Inundated With Coronavirus Cases
Arizona — centered by Maricopa County — continues to be a hot spot for the spread of COVID-19. That has led to concerns about availability of beds and crowded intensive care units within the state’s various health systems. One of the largest is HonorHealth.
July 17, 2020
Some Coronavirus Patients Find Recovery A Long, Punishing Climb
The commotion over COVID-19’s direct impacts has largely drowned out alarm over its longer-term effects. But as more survivors emerge from intensive care units, a chorus of voices, many tweeting under #LongCovid, are clamoring to be heard.
July 17, 2020
Arizona Gov. Ducey Encouraged By COVID-19 Case Data; Extends Eviction Moratorium
After weeks of watching the number of COVID-19 cases in Arizona steadily rise, Gov. Doug Ducey reported some encouraging signs for the state. “Today, we see the first evidence of the trend headed in the right direction in terms of fewer cases,” Ducey said.
Ducey Not Ready For Update On 'Aspirational' School Reopening Date
July 16, 2020
Ducey Not Ready For Update On Aspirational School Reopening Date
Gov. Doug Ducey’s "aspirational" school reopening target date of Aug. 17, which he has previously said would be re-evaluated, is about five weeks away. At his Thursday press conference, he said he knows educators are asking for clarity on his plan for schools moving forward, but didn’t have much information to offer.
July 16, 2020
MCCCD Delaying Fall, Winter Sports To 2021
The Maricopa County Community College District announced Thursday that it’s pushing fall and winter sports to the spring 2021 semester due to the coronavirus pandemic. No organized, in-person athletic activity will occur before Jan. 1, 2021, it said in a press release.
July 16, 2020
Christ: Positive Signs On COVID In AZ, Masks Helped
Fear that people are not getting coronavirus test results in time to make a difference is just one of many concerns professionals have shared in the months since the pandemic arrived in Arizona.
July 16, 2020
How Much Is COVID-19 Slowing AZ Housing Projects?
The National Association of Homebuilders looked at residential permits across the country. Between May 2019 and May 2020, the number of permits to build single family homes in Arizona dropped 10%.
July 16, 2020
Maricopa County Allocates $30M To Help Avoid Eviction
Maricopa County is launching a $30 million program to help renters impacted by the pandemic. The program is open to Maricopa County residents who don’t live in Phoenix or Mesa and who meet income eligibility requirements.
July 16, 2020
Why This Phoenix Chef Decided To Close Again During The Pandemic
As the pandemic has raged in our state, we’ve seen businesses close and reopen with new safety protocols in place. But now, as the numbers continue to surge here, some businesses are choosing to close their doors again.
July 16, 2020
How Curriculum Evolves For Online Instruction
Distance learning is expected to play a big role for many Arizona school districts. Fowler Elementary School District in southwest Phoenix is planning on offering in-person classes starting Aug.17, but also hybrid and online options.
July 16, 2020
New Year, New Questions: Teachers Prep For COVID-19 Era Classrooms
When schools switched to remote learning in March, Arizona’s teachers scrambled to create effective online lesson plans. KJZZ profiled three of those educators in April and is checking in with them again to get an idea of what the fall semester could look like.

More Arizona Education News 

July 16, 2020
Ducey Chief Of Staff: Expect To Wear Masks Through 2020
COVID-19 hospitalization numbers are beginning to level off. Researchers say the state’s R-naught number — which measures the average number of people who will be infected by one person — is once again below 1.0. That means the spread of the disease is on track to decline.
July 15, 2020
Ed Leaders Blast Trump Administrations Virus Response
Teacher Kareem Neal said he didn't personally know Kimberly Chavez Lopez Byrd, the Arizona teacher who died of COVID-19 in late June, but he felt like she was part of his community. So he was disappointed to hear U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos brush off the teacher's death and stick to the Trump administration's school talking points.
July 15, 2020
Several Hundred Stores In Sonoran Capital’s Center Set To Reopen
As cases surge in the state, hundreds of stores in the historic city center of the Sonoran capital Hermosillo are set to reopen.
July 15, 2020
Embry Womens Health Offering Free COVID-19 Testing
Embry Women’s Health is offering free COVID-19 testing for Valley residents. The women’s health facility is providing testing for women and men at two locations.
July 15, 2020

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