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.

 

Cities Like Sedona Struggle To Balance Growth, Affordable Housing
A recent report by researchers at the University of Arizona and the University of Utah addresses some of the challenges Sedona and similar cities face when it comes to balancing tourism, jobs and preserving the natural resources that attract visitors. The Show spoke with Philip Stoker of the University of Arizona about it.
3 hours ago
No Live Audience At Dem Presidential Debate In Phoenix
Due to concerns over the coronavirus, the Democratic presidential debate in Phoenix won’t have a live audience.
March 10, 2020
Tucson-Based Science Fair Adjusts For Coronavirus
The Southern Arizona Research Science and Engineering Foundation's annual science fair is taking steps to mitigate health concerns that naturally arise when mixing thousands of school-aged children in close quarters amid fears of the spread of the coronavirus.
March 10, 2020
Coronavirus Fears Expose Underlying Economic Issues
Businesses looking to head-off the coronavirus have asked some employees to stay home. But not all workers can afford to stay home.
March 10, 2020
AZ Health Director: Numbers Remain Low, But Coronavirus Spread Hard To Predict
While Arizona's number of coronavirus cases remains low, there is reason to remain vigilant. Two cruise ship passengers who flew through Sky Harbor International Airport last month were later diagnosed with COVID-19 and could have passed on the virus.
March 10, 2020
Arizona Now Has 6 Cases Of Coronavirus
As of late Monday, Arizona had six cases of coronavirus. Of those, two have been confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and four are presumptive positive, which means the CDC must still confirm. As the number of coronavirus cases in Arizona grows, Gov. Doug Ducey said public health is his top priority.
March 9, 2020
Tucson Book Festival Canceled Over Coronavirus Fears
Tucson has joined a growing number of cities across the country that are canceling major events over coronavirus concerns. The upcoming Tucson Festival of Books was canceled Monday after more than 100 authors pulled out.
March 9, 2020
County Health Director: Travel Wont Increase Coronavirus Risk
There are now a total of five cases of coronavirus in Arizona. Maricopa County Public Health Director Dr. Rebecca Sunenshine joined The Show to talk about self-quarantine and what Arizonans can do to avoid getting and spreading the virus.
March 9, 2020
Water For Hand-Washing: How Hot Is Hot Enough?
Health experts urge hand-washing for 20 seconds to help stem the spread of the coronavirus. But just how hot does that water need to be? Whether you scrub your hands to "Happy Birthday" or the alphabet song or Lady Macbeth's "Out, damned spot" speech, you might wonder if that tepid water is really doing the job.
March 9, 2020
Could Coronavirus Disrupt Supply Chains For Arizona Businesses?
A number of states do a lot of trading with China, which is the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak, and those states include Arizona. The coronavirus, and the fear around it, could affect Arizona companies and their supply chains.
March 6, 2020
ADHS Confirms 3rd Coronavirus Case In Arizona
Public health officials announced a third person in Arizona has tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. The patient is a woman in her 40s who is currently hospitalized.
March 6, 2020
Businesses Working On Coronavirus Contingency Plans
Employers are devising plans to continue operating as the risk of the virus spreading increases. The Maricopa County Department for Public Health is working with businesses in the event employees get sick and cannot go to work.
March 5, 2020
Arizona Prisons And Jails Prepare For The Coronavirus
Infectious diseases can spread quickly in the close confines of jails and prisons. The Arizona Department of Corrections says it is in contact with the Arizona Department of Health Services and prepared to handle any cases of the coronavirus in state prisons, should they occur.
March 5, 2020
ASU China Study Abroad Student: Coronavirus Screening Minimal
The spread of COVID-19 has increased concern among communities in and near the Wuhan province in China, including students who chose to study abroad. The TSA said Tuesday that it will provide screenings for passengers who recently visited China. ASU biomedical sciences senior Margaret Zheng said her screening was minimal.
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March 4, 2020
Coronavirus: No Need To Skip The Blood Drive
Coronavirus-related fears could make some people hesitate to donate or receive blood. But those concerns are unfounded and could worsen current shortages.
March 4, 2020
What Care Facilities Are Doing To Keep Residents Safe From Coronavirus
Washington state has reported nine coronavirus-related deaths. Most were residents of a long term care facility. What precautions are being taken here to protect older Arizonans who live in communal settings?
March 4, 2020
New Case Of Coronavirus Confirmed In Maricopa County
Another case of COVID-19 caused by the coronavirus has been confirmed in Maricopa County. The new patient is a male in his 20s in the Phoenix area. He came in close contact with another individual outside of the state who had traveled to a community where the virus has spread.
March 3, 2020
Mesas Asian Night Market Successful Despite Coronavirus Fears
Mesa’s Asian District hosted an event celebrating cuisine and culture over the weekend, and the turnout was high despite fears of the coronavirus.
March 3, 2020
State Health Director Says Arizona Now Doing Its Own Testing For COVID-19
Gov. Doug Ducey and state health department director Dr. Cara Christ sought to reassure Arizonans the state is ready for the spread of the new coronavirus. Arizona has had one confirmed case as of Monday afternoon.
March 3, 2020
Arizona State Laboratory Ready To Test For Coronavirus
Arizona was among the many states that received flawed coronavirus testing kits in early February. A spokesman for the Arizona Department of Health Services said those issues have now been resolved.
Feb. 28, 2020
AZ Delegation Divided On Pences Ability To Handle Coronavirus Outbreak
Republicans from Arizona's congressional delegation are confident Mike Pence is the right man to lead the federal government's response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Democrats disagree.
Feb. 28, 2020

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