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Arizona COVID-19 News

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.

 

Its everywhere right now: Arizona COVID-19 cases continue to climb
The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 11,498 new COVID-19 infections in its weekly update Wednesday — the highest weekly case count since February. “We’re definitely in a surge here in Arizona," said Dr. Josh LaBaer, executive director of ASU's Biodesign Institute.
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Air Force team helps Yuma hospital care for patients
Needing assistance due to staff shortages and increasing numbers of COVID-19 patients, including some requiring high levels of care, Yuma Regional Medical Center applied to the federal government for help.
Jan. 18, 2022
Coconino County to hire judge to help with backlog of cases
Coconino County is using federal relief funds to address a backlog of court cases that were delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Jan. 18, 2022
How to order at-home COVID-19 tests for free
COVID-19 tests have been harder to come by recently in Arizona as cases surge to record highs. But every household in the U.S. is now eligible to order free at-home tests.
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Jan. 18, 2022
Navajo Nation requiring all government workers to get boosters
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez has signed an executive order requiring all government workers on the tribe’s vast reservation to have a booster shot.
Jan. 17, 2022
Ducey quietly uses federal funds to boost worker pay
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey quietly tapped $95 million in federal coronavirus relief money in November to boost pay for state troopers, prison guards and workers in several other state departments deemed essential.
Jan. 17, 2022
Omicron puts biggest strain on Arizona since the pandemics start
The omicron variant of COVID-19 continues to push Arizona caseloads to record-high levels. On average, the state has been seeing more than 19,000 cases per day recently — far more daily cases than we ever saw during last winter’s surge.
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Jan. 17, 2022
As cases soar, Sonoran health officials call for rational use of tests
Records are regularly falling amid the state's most dramatic case growth to date.
Jan. 17, 2022
Long hours and short supplies: Revisiting science during COVID
Just over six months after the pandemic began, Nicholas Gerbis from KJZZ’s Arizona Science Desk reported how COVID-19 shutdowns were affecting scientists working with living creatures. He recently checked in with the researchers to see how they’ve weathered the ups and downs since.
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Jan. 17, 2022
1,000+ school athletic events canceled due to COVID-19
The Arizona Interscholastic Association reports that more than 1,000 school athletic events were cancelled or postponed statewide this past week due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases.
Jan. 15, 2022
Treasury official sets deadline to get Ducey programs into compliance
The U.S. Treasury Department is threatening to take back more than $170 million in recovery funds or withhold money unless Gov. Doug Ducey's office can address issues it sees with two education programs within 60 days.
Jan. 14, 2022
2 records in 3 days: Arizona reports record-breaking 20,257 COVID-19 cases
Arizona on Friday set another record for new daily COVID-19 cases. The state added 20,257 cases to its daily dashboard. It is the first time Arizona has reported more than 20,000 infections on a single day.
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Jan. 14, 2022
Some Arizona schools are returning to distance learning under the strain of omicron
Arizona students returned to schools last week as the state was experiencing yet another spike of COVID-19, this time due to the highly infectious omicron variant. So far, many Arizona schools are continuing with in-person classes, but some students are returning to remote learning.
Jan. 14, 2022
Health workers want more action from Ducey. His office urges vaccines
Gov. Doug Ducey’s office said the pandemic has taken a heartbreaking toll as the state surpasses 25,000 total deaths from COVID-19. But the governor’s office did not respond to several questions from KJZZ News about the state’s pandemic response.
Jan. 13, 2022
More than 25,000 Arizonans have died from COVID-19
More than 25,000 Arizonans have now died from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report Arizona’s per capita death rate is second-highest among states.
Jan. 13, 2022
How to navigate the pandemic during pregnancy
Typically, when people are locked up in close quarters, you can expect a baby boom. That hasn’t happened during the pandemic. In fact, researchers are seeing lower birth weights and an increase in the number of stillbirths to women who have had COVID-19.
Jan. 13, 2022
Kids needed access for online school, but free internet was a tough sell in Maryvale
Maryvale is a diverse community that has grown into an area home to a multitude of cultures and ethnicities. But it’s also a community lacking internet access. That lack of access is what ASU's One Square Mile Initiative has been focused on for the past year.
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Jan. 13, 2022
Some AZ students returning to virtual classes
As COVID-19 cases continue to surge in the state and across the country, some Arizona students are temporarily returning to virtual learning.
Jan. 12, 2022
AZDHS has no new plans as cases hit record high
New COVID-19 infections in Arizona hit an all-time high Wednesday. Meanwhile, hospitals in the state are reporting they’re dangerously overcrowded and understaffed. But the state’s health department is not planning any new changes to its pandemic response.
Jan. 12, 2022
Even lowball estimates show virus cases setting records
The omicron variant is driving the steepest acceleration of COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began, exerting titanic stresses on Arizona’s health care system. And those are just the cases we know about.
Jan. 12, 2022
Sonoran teachers finally eligible for booster shots
Teachers in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, are getting COVID-19 booster shots this week. Officials hope it’s a step toward bringing more students back to classrooms.
Jan. 12, 2022

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